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Welcome to John E. Jacobs

American Legion Post 68

Leland, NC!

VETERANS FOR VETERANS

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 Click HERE for a video message from our Commander (9/20/21)

We lost some of our people, our family, a larger hole in our heart has grown.

 

 

Thanks to our August guest speaker: Elizabeth Grant from the American Red Cross

 

PLEASE VISIT LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO HAVE PROVIDED SUPPORT FOR POST 68!

   

 

Commander Hacker and Service Officer Adrian present cake to veterans at Elderhaus along with a flag flown over the USS North Carolina Battleship

Members of Post 68 and the Brunswick Forest Woodworking club meet with JROTC staff upon turnover of new rifle racks, benches and score keeper - funded by American Legion and built by the wood working club.

 

On Oct 19th, Post 68 donated $200 to Lincoln Elementary's student emergency fund

Historian Brian Danielson (L) and Commander John Hacker (R) presenting the check to Vice Principal Dr. Amy Callahan-Hayes.

 

 

 

 

 

Hover chair donated to a veteran

DATE: May 30, 2021

SUBJECT: Local disabled veteran presented with donated electric mobility chair.

On Tuesday, November 23rd, Vietnam Veteran Gordon King was presented with a new Hoveround electric mobility chair by the John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 of Leland, NC.  Post 68 Service Officer Lane Adrian presented the chair to Mr. King at his residence in Delco, NC.  Mr. & Mrs. King were very appreciative and made a generous donation to Post 68. 

The brand-new chair was donated by a disabled veteran’s widow whose husband passed away shortly before the chair arrived. The widow, who wishes to remain anonymous, informed area veterans’ organizations of her desire to donate the chair to a fellow veteran in need. Post 68 Service Officer Lane Adrian was contacted to join in the search, which identified Mr. King as the eligible recipient.

PRESS RELEASE: John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68, Leland, North Carolina DATE: May 30, 2021 SUBJECT: Local disabled veteran presented with donated electric mobility chair. On Tuesday, November 23rd, Vietnam Veteran Gordon King was presented with a new Hoveround electric mobility chair by the John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 of Leland, NC.  Post 68 Service Officer Lane Adrian presented the chair to Mr. King at his residence in Delco, NC.  Mr. & Mrs. King were very appreciative and made a generous donation to Post 68.   The brand-new chair was donated by a disabled veteran’s widow whose husband passed away shortly before the chair arrived. The widow, who wishes to remain anonymous, informed area veterans’ organizations of her desire to donate the chair to a fellow veteran in need. Post 68 Service Officer Lane Adrian was contacted to join in the search, which identified Mr. King as the eligible recipient.

9/11/2021 Day of Remembrance:

20th Anniversary

At 0900 on September, 11st at the Leland Town Center, John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 will memorialize the largest terrorist attack on the U.S. On September 11, 2001, two commercial aircraft were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center buildings in New York City culminating in their implosion after a few hours of burning, and one commercial aircraft was flown into the Pentagon. A fourth commercial aircraft never reached its destination, as a group of passengers stopped the attack and resulted in a crash in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people died that day. 

 

 

October 2nd, District 9 meeting

Post 68 Commander John Hacker addresses attendees during American Legion District 9 staff meeting October 2nd.  Hacker talked about how the
Legion needs to meet the needs of all veterans to reduce the number of veteran related suicide attempts.  Hacker is working with the District 9
Commander Dale Smith on a program for the District.  To date, severalLegion Posts have held veteran encounter sessions to allow veterans to get together and just talk and discuss issues.  In the coming weeks this program will be rolling out to the District Commander for review and approval.

Post 68 once again receives a ribbon for their Post flag for meeting their membership goals for 2021.  Post 68 has received a membership ribbon for the past 7 years.

October 3rd Friends of the Battleship throw Thank You Party

Post 68 members and spouses attended a party at the USS North Carolina Battleship on Sunday October 3rd.  The party was sponsored by Friends of the Battleship and was a Thank You event for all the volunteers from various organizations in the area who participated in flag raising's at the Battleship during the summer.  

Wreath laying support for WWII shipmates of the USS Shangri La

On September 7th, our Honor Guard supported a wreath laying ceremony aboard the USS North Carolina for a reunion of the shipmates from the Battleship USS Shangri La.

 


 

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:

 

The American Legion in partnership with the Dept. of Veteran Affairs is proudly sponsoring the Veteran Experience Action Center (VEAC)

September 23rd, 24th, and 25th 2021

On 23rd & 24th (Thurs/Fri) 9 am - 3 pm

On 25th (Sat) 9 am - 2 pm

The event will be held at:
American Legion Post 10
702 Pine Grove Trail, Wilmington

This event is to facilitate and expedite your new or existing VA disability claims, appeals, or other healthcare concerns.  Bring your DD-214 and all medical records.

Thurs Sept 23rd: last two digits SSN 00-33

Fri Sept 24th: last two digits SSN 34-66

Sat, Sept 25th: last two digits SSN 67-99 

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Our Honor Guard is
recruiting! 

 

Can you march
in a straight line? 

We would
love to have you!


Contact Post Adjutant to signup!

adjutant@ncpost68.org

We'll be raising flags on the Battleship North Carolina on September 13th 1000-1400

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

 

 

 

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 members handing out waters and information to the public during Cars under the Lights show August 21st

 

 

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Latest Post Newsletter HERE

 

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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 CONSOLIDATED MONTHLY EVENT TABLES HAVE MOVED!     

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

2020 / 21 NEWS & Happenings Blog:
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2021 UPCOMING POST MEMBER MEETINGS
 

September 196h, 2021- 1800

In person at Blossoms restaurant (Magnolia Greens)

Meeting to be held via ZOOM as well!

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

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Click HERE for a history of the POW/MIA Flag
 

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