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American Legion Post 68

Leland, NC!

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URGENT NEWS TO POST MEMBERS!!!

MEMBERS:  Please review these time sensitive reminders!

1. Veteran Readjustment Counseling in Leland Coming

Starting in February, the Jacksonville Vet Center will begin offering Readjustment Counseling Services on Thursdays in the Meeting Room at the Leland Communicty Park in Leland, NC.  Two informational meetings will be held on February 7th, 2020.  Additional information and qualifications to attend is attached at this LINK.

This group is a great opportunity for Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to get together. No appointment needed just show up and join in.

2. Veteran Experience Action Center (VEAC) Coming to Southport.

VEAC this year is moving to Southport High School this year to best serve our Veterans with VA needs.  Volunteers are needed to make this the same success it had last year.  Contact Post Service Officer Lane Adrian for more information or if willing to volunteer.  VEAC will be held April 16th, 17th & 18th at the following location (setup will be on 15th):

South Brunswick High School
280 Cougar Road
Southport, NC

3. Post-68 Oratorical Competition Winners Announced!

Bailey Smith, a senior at North Brunswick High School (NBHS), placed first in the John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68, Leland’s Oratorical Contest – “A Constitutional Speech Contest”- held Saturday, January 11 at NBHS.

Dylan Mills, a NBHS junior and JROTC Cadet, placed second in the competition.

All contestants delivered an original eight-minute prepared oration on aspects of the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on the duties and obligations of American citizens. They also delivered an extemporaneous speech on the assigned topic of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the establishment of compensation for the services of U.S. Senators and
Representatives.

Post 68 Commander Dale Todd presented Bailey with the first-place medal, a certificate of distinction, and a check for $500.00.  Dylan received the second place medal, certificate of distinction, and a check for $300.00.

Bailey Smith now advances to the American Legion District 9 Oratorical Contest held on January 18th at the St. James Community Center, St. James Plantation, NC. She will compete against the winners of American Legion Post contests from Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, Pender, and New Hanover counties. 

The District 9 contest winner qualifies to compete in the Division Contest on February 29, with that winner advancing to the North Carolina Department (state) finals being held March 7 at the Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst.  Division winners advance to the National Finals in April.

 

Meetings: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday 

Blossoms Restaurant
Magnolia Greens,  1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr,
Leland, North Carolina   (map)

Legion Riders meeting begins at 4:45pm
Member sign-in begins at 5:30pm
General meeting begins at 6:00pm

Have dinner at Blossoms prior to meeting with us ~ 4:30 / 5:00pm

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