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Post 68 - Leland, NC!

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Last Updated 8/19/19

 

URGENT NEWS TO POST MEMBERS!!!

MEMBERS:

Please review these time sensitive reminders!

1. Belk Sale Day Support Needed: Saturday August 24th

Post 68 needs volunteers to man our Discount Ticket sales desk at the Mayfaire Belk store.  Volunteers are needed from July 22nd thru 23-August 23rd on following shifts (contact Dale Todd/copy Dan Dodge to volunteer):

  • Every Monday through every Saturday
    • 10:30am – 12:30pm
    • 12:30pm – 2:30pm
    •   2:30pm – 4:30pm
    •   4:30pm – 6:30pm
    •   6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Every Sunday
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm
    •   1:00pm – 3:00pm
    •   3:00pm – 5:00pm
    •   5:00pm – 7:00pm

2. VA Secretary Meets with Post 68 Officer

August 6th, 2019 - NC Senator Tom Tillis along with VA Secretary Robert Wilikie visited Wilmington's VA center then traveled to Benny and Boe's Coffee Shop to meet with local veterans. Our own Post 68 Service Officer Lane Adrian was able to talk with Secretary Wilikie regarding veterans affairs.

 

3. Legion Act Now Expanded LET VETS KNOW

Congress and the White House agreed to expand definition of war eras to include all who served since Dec. 7, 1941.  The Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for Service (LEGION) Act has been signed.

More than 1,600 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were killed or wounded in periods of time not designated as war eras since the end of World War II. The newly signed Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded.
The LEGION Act offers American Legion membership eligibility to any U.S. military veteran who served at least one day of active military duty since Dec. 7, 1941, and was honorably discharged or is serving now. The act also affects membership in the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, expanding eligibility for those groups, as well.  Further details along with American Legion offical press release available @ LINK.

President Donald J. Trump signs S. 504, the Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service (LEGION) Act Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

LEGION Act signed into law

 

4. Post 68 Fish Fry is Scheduled for Sept 7th:

 

 

Meetings: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday 

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

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

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

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2019 NEWS & Happenings Blog:
See "Special Events" link for event pictures

 

Buy-a-Brick Fundraiser for Memorial: The Town of Belville is planning to build a veterans memorial at the Brunswick Riverwalk Park using funds from crowd sourcing.  Article from WWAY3 is located at: LINK

Wilmington's Cameron Art Museum Free Adminission:  The Museum joined museums nationwide in participating in the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active duty military personnel and their families this summer. The program runs through Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day. Military can find the list of participating museums at https://wwwarts.gov/national-initiatives/ blue-star-museums.  The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military— Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

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2019 UPCOMING POST MEMBER MEETINGS
 

August 15th, 2019

Volunteers requested for
Red Cross

The Red Cross is looking requesting members to volunteer as drivers to deliver blood products to local area hospitals. 

If you are interested, check out the website and call Katherine Crocker, Sr. Volunteer Specialist at 910-315-8571 or Katherine.Crocker@redcross.org

(http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood

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Get copies of your DD214 and other Military Records from the National Archives!

Click LINK for more info

For Vets who served after year 2000, Anita Hartsell may be able to look up your info.
For all others, the SF-180 form is required and MUST be signed by the requesting veteran

Be prepared!  

Here is a link off the Town of Leland website for Hurricane prep....'Tis the season!

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

 

American Red Cross Link:

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane.html

 

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