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American Legion Post 68

Leland, NC!

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Last Updated 11/18/20

URGENT NEWS TO POST MEMBERS!!!

MEMBERS:  Please review these time sensitive reminders!

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

>>Post-68 Membership Meetings BACK to VIRTUAL!  See Meeting Info Below!!!

1. Post-68 November General Membership In Person for November Paused: Watch for Virtual Invite

In abundance of caution, Post Executive Committee has determined that the November and December General Membership meetings will be Virtual.  This will be in compliance with below state guidance.

Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that North Carolina’s indoor mass gathering limit will be lowered to 10 people in an effort to drive down North Carolina’s key COVID-19 metrics. Executive Order 176 will go into effect on Friday, November 13 and will be in place through Friday, December 4.

2. Post-68 Participating In Wreaths Across American

Post 68 members and other volunteers will place your purchased wreaths on veteran gravesites at the Wilmington National Cemetery on Dec 19th – with grateful appreciation from every veteran!

Please make Checks Payable to Wreaths Across America in increments of $15 per wreath and give to a Post 68 member….  OR … simply go to the following link, click on Sponsor Wreath and ordere on-line at https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/NC0380P

3. Post-68 Members: Assistance for Shut-Ins this Holiday Season

Post 68 members:  Do you know a veteran who will be "shut-in" for the holidays?  If so, please consider providing their information to Project North State.

Operation North State will be packing 800 - 850 NCCARES Christmas Boxes for NC's shut-in veterans. They already have 560 veterans names confirmed. Go to www.operationnorthstate.com and submit a name if you know a shut-in veteran. You can also submit a name to their email mailbox@operationnorthstate.com - they'll need the veteran's name, address (home or nursing home), t-shirt size and your name, phone number and email address. The Operation doesn't share the contact info with anyone.

 

4. Post-68 Participated in Leland Veteran's Day Memorial Service

Post-68 members participated at a modified Veteran's Day Memorial Service that had to be moved from Leland Town to our normal Blossom's meeting site.  See the event at following LINK

God Bless our Veterans of All Branches!

5. Honor Flight Planned for April 24th, 2021

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area is sponsoring an Honor Flight trip to Washington, DC, on 24 April 2021.

Priority veterans are those who were service members during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Please get the word out to those Veterans who meet these criteria and would be interested in attending. It is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience for them. Also, the organization is looking for people who would be interested in volunteering to be a guardian who would attend to a Veteran for the day of the trip or who can help with preparations and attendance at Wilmington International Airport (ILM) on this memorable day.

Participation in this extraordinary event is sure to change your life! Please refer to the website for further information: LINK

6. COVID-19 Resources.

>Compilation of Information and Resources Available.
-Summary of Websites: LINK
-NC State University Food Safety FAQ: LINK
-NC DHHS Updates: WEBSITE
-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

7. 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

 

8. 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.

9. 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

10. 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)

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

We ARE Having Meetings starting with October Meeting, limited to 40 members.  If you are attending please email Adjutant Dan Dodge to reserve your spot as one of the 40.

 

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