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American Legion Post 68

Leland, NC!


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First in person meeting in over a year on April 15th, 2021! With availability of Zoom too, of course.

Join us for the next one at Blossom's Restaurant (Magnolia Greens) or Zoom.  May 20th at 6 pm.

Presented a plaque of appreciation to Blossom's Manager Kelly Lackey



Post 68 Fish Fry SUCCESS!

~333 tickets sold




Fish Fry over! A great success!

A message from our 1st Vice Commander: Dan Fortini who was the lead on this event.....

To members of Post #68

I haven't done an after-action report yet on our fish fry but I wanted to thank all of the members and their spouses that participated in the event. Whether you baked cookies, worked side by side at the fish fry, or just gave up a Saturday so we could raise funds for our services to local veterans, you have my thanks.

We had a terrific day, and the weather was perfect. We had a goal that was blown away! We sold out of fish, cole slaw, and baked beans! In fact the closest I got to a fish dinner was a chicken of the sea tuna sandwich when I got home! I know I wasn't the only one.

The final figures will be announced after our Treasurer runs all the numbers but I am confident that this event was a success! There were minor bumps but overall I'm pleased. We had a record number of members that participated including one who's not a member....yet, Mark I'll be calling you! This bodes well for the future of our Post #68.

We did exceptionally well with our Easter Basket raffle. A great idea Jamie, and will be an asset to our fundraising. Look for the next basket raffle, a golf round basket. Get ready to sell beaucoup tickets. Thanks to Eric Terashima for his days at Piggly Wiggly.

Supplies provided by Coastal Seafood and Propane were greatly appreciated as well.

We have two people that need to be called out individually. John Cook has organized and run fish fries for local churches and other groups, and once again he did an outstanding job!  John Cook, with the assistance of his cooking staff of Dale Raliou, Jack McCord, and John Hanson, did another excellent job preparing and cooking the meals for our Fish Fry. I've heard nothing but compliments on the meals.  Our thanks to John and his crew.

The other is Dean Rathburn, the owner of Dean's Performance. In honor of his father and Grandfather's service he has offered to help us in any way possible. 

I will be completing an After-action- report and it will be sent to the PEC for review. 

Ok, I've said enough. I just wanted to say thanks, but I don't know when to stop! 

Thank you all!    Dan Fortini

Golf Cooler Basket Raffle

- 2 rounds at Magnolia Greens
- USA golf bag cooler

- Sleeve of balls

- Tees

Patiotic hybrid head cover

- Golf bag towel

- Brush for cleaning irons

- Hat clip with magnetic marker

- American flag flask

- First aid kit

- Sunscreen

- Golfer's book of wit & wisdom

- Snacks

- Scratch off tickets

* Over $280 in retail value


Congratulations to Ms. Joedy Kimball of Brunswick Forest!

Ms. Kimball is with Jim Zelenski, Post Finance Officer








Breaking News for the Post and website changes!

Go to our 
Post Events Calendar
for all Events and Details of our planned activities:

Upcoming Events:

BSL Art Festival - April 17th

Flag Collection - April 24th

Poppy Donation Drive May 21st

We need volunteers to make buddy check calls


Please contact Dan Fortini


(413) 834-4106


Our Color Guard is


Can you march
in a straight line? 

We would
love to have you!

Contact Alan Simmons to signup!


We'll be raising flags on the Battleship North Carolina on April 10th 1300-1600

Come join us and buy a flag with a certificate of authenticity!

Election of Post Officers is closed.

Click LINK for a listing of Post positions.




On April 10, 2021, Post 68 Color Guard assisted raising and certifying flags for the USS North Carolina


Wreaths Across America


Support laying wreaths at Wilmington National Cemetary

Link to donation site



REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the American Legion Post 68 (NC0380P)'s Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 18 at 12:00 pm, 2021, American Legion Post 68 (NC0380P) will be helping Wilmington National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the American Legion Post 68 (NC0380P) and Wreaths Across America!


Post Commander John Hacker and Post Historian Brian Danielson present a donation to Lincoln Elementary School Principal Pamela Biggs on

March 19, 2021



On March 6, 2021, Post 68 hosted a fund raising tent at the Boiling Spring Lakes Art Festival, and generated $300

Save the Date!  Post 68 will host another fund raising tent at BSL Art Festival on April 17th

Renew Membership HERE Now!

Latest Post Newsletter HERE

Last Updated 3/6/21 - Recent meeting minutes posted HERE


MEMBERS:  Please review these time sensitive reminders!

NOTE: With Present Coronavirus Schedule Changes and Closings, Readers Should Confirm Event with Host Prior to Travel.


Calling all members

to volunteer for

National Poppy Day 21 May 2021!

21 May 2021

0800 SETUP

0900 - 1500


Contact the individual site OIC (to the right) to help out, even if it's only for an hour or two


1. Piggly Wiggly

    Village Rd

    Lou Tranzillo


2. Shores Express Carwash

    2040 Olde Regent Way

    Dan Fortini


3. Bloomin Crazy Nursery

    47 Waterford Business Center        Way

    Jim Zelenski


4. State Farm

    1112 E Cutler Crossing

    Brunswick Forrest

    John Hacker


2. COVID-19 Resources.

>President signs law on 3/24 allowing VA to vaccinate all veterans, spouses Article

>Compilation of Information and Resources Available.
-Summary of Websites: LINK
-NC State University Food Safety FAQ: LINK
-VA Updates on Covid-19: LINK

>VA Executive Director  of Veteran Health Systems: VA is here for Veterans during COVID-19.
Dr. Richard Stone released an announcement regarding Veterans access to resources during COVID-19.  See LINK

3. Posting Received for VA Closings.

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19.

Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects our older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.

Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website at www.va.gov. Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information via Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) or telephone at 1-800-827-1000.

VBA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered throughout the duration of COVID-19 impacts.

Please continue to check www.va.gov for updates. You also may follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you,
Veterans Benefits Administration


4. North Carolina DMVA Closings/Hours Changes.

  • All NCDMVA (NC Division of Military and Veterans Affairs) offices, veterans homes, and cemeteries, will operate at reduced capacity until further notice.
    • Visits to State veteran homes are suspended and exceptions will be made on a case by case basis (similar to US VA policy)
  • Veterans Service Offices (VSO) are taking appointments on an individual basis for immediate emergency needs only.
  • VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) is notifying veterans who have filed an appeal that in-person hearings have been suspended
    • Hearings must be virtual
    • At the Regional Office this will be an informal conference with a DRO (Decision Review Officer) via telephone
    • For a BVA appeal, this will be a video hearing using a veteran’s a personal device
      • The device must meet certain technical requirements to include webcam, speaker and microphone
    • Veterans may opt to wait for in-person hearings to resume instead of having a virtual one.
    • Nobody can predict when in-person hearings will resume.

5. Military Pharmacy Operations Changes: Check Before Your Go.

See attached document regarding military pharmacy operations during the Coronavirus Crisis on changes that may affect how you use pharmacies on bases.  Check before you go. LINK

6. Latest News from American Legion National HQ and National Commander:   LINK



Meetings: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday

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

ZOOM will be available for those not able to meet in person

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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2020 / 21 NEWS & Happenings Blog:
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April 15th, 2021- 1800

In person at Blossoms restaurant (Magnolia Greens)

Meeting to be held via ZOOM as well!

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