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Post 68 - Leland, NC!

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Last Updated 6/18/19

 

URGENT NEWS TO POST MEMBERS!!!

MEMBERS:

Please review these time sensitive reminders!

1. Post-68 Elections: Post 68 elections were conducted at the May 16, 2019 meeting and finalized.  Results are posted in the May Meeting Minutes that you can find at the News and Info>Events and Meeting page.  Also including LINK here.

2) National Commander Installation: North Carolina's own Bill Oxford will be installed as National Commander at the 101st National Convention August 28-30th in Indianapolis.  Arrangements have been made to make available for a contingent to attend from North Carolina.  See below link for details on the bus and hotel options that can travelers wanting to attend can sign-up for the trip. NOTE: MUST RSVP by 1-July per instructions at following link. LINK

3. Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Returns & Support Requested: The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall (VTMW) is coming to Wilmington from July 25-29 and will be on display 24 hours/day.

  • There will be a motorcycle and vehicle escort of the wall from Bolton, NC (the BP station located at the intersection of Highway 211 and Highway 214) on the 25th. Staging will be at 8:00 am at which time ALL riders will sign in and complete a waiver. The Law Enforcement escorted ride is planned to depart (KSU) at 9:00 am and is heading to the Mayfair Town Center for display.
  • Our own Post-68 Legion Rider Bob Page is the escort coordinator for Brunswick County and South Carolina. Questions may be referred to him.
  • Volunteers are needed throughout the display for many positions to make this successful. Go to the following web site, Americanhonorguardsnc.org, click on the menu bar in the upper right corner and select WALL VOLUNTEERS. There you can see the positions/dates/times that are needed and you may then call Tara Hurst at 910-612-5853 to sign up for a position or positions.
  • Veterans, military, civilians and especially Vietnam Veterans will be needed to help with The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall while it is in Wilmington. There will be 4 shifts per day of 6 hours each from 0800 (8am) to 1400 (2pm) 1400 to 2000 (8pm), 2000 to 0200 (2am), 0200 to 0800 (8am).
  • Volunteers are needed for security/visitor/locator assistance, hospitality tent, and after hours locator tent.

4. Post-68 Flag Collection: Post-68 participated in Memorial Day Flag Placement led by John Marone.  A picture of some of the crew made it into the local paper at this LINK.

 

 

 

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

 

 CONSOLIDATED MONTHLY EVENT TABLES HAVE MOVED!     

CLICK ON MENU ITEM:  EVENTS AND MEETINGS under NEWS AND INFORMATION

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.

CYBER Jobs for North Carolina Veterans:  LINK

How Veterans and Families can find Benefits (AARP) October 2018 LINK

Need to view or edit Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) but don't have the software?  You can use OpenOffice which is a free product that allows you to view, create, and edit Microsoft Office data files.  LINK

Subscribe to Brunswick County Veteran Services announcements along with other County information LINK

Are you ready to start collecting non-service related benefits?  LINK

Bipartisan LEGION Act passed by the Senate: A bill expanding membership eligibility for The American Legion passed on June 11 by unanimous consent in the Senate. The Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act — also known as the LEGION Act — is a bipartisan effort.

https://www.legion.org/legislative/245931/bipartisan-legion-act-passed-senate

The American Legion is calling on Congress to extend the current recognized war era back to Dec. 7, 1941, to honor military members who served their country with honor but whose service fell in gaps between war eras.

https://www.legion.org/legislative/245815/why-congress-must-pass-legion-act

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2019 UPCOMING POST MEMBER MEETINGS
 

June 20th, 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

Legion Riders Application 

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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

American Flag Retirment Collection Location is at ACE Hardware in Leland on River Drive.  Post 68 will collect and retire them honorably.

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