Fishing For Freedom 4.27.2019

The American Legion Department of Georgia, 5th District

Presents

FISHING FOR FREEDOM (F4F) 2019

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU!

To our Service Members/Veterans and Families

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Park @ Plant Wansley, Georgia Power

12 miles south of Carrollton, Ga. on Liberty Church Road

7AM – 4:00PM

This event is for Wounded Veterans, Veterans with War/Combat Related Injuries, Paralyzed Veterans and Gold Star Families.  Fishing tackle, bait, lunch and drinks provided.  Boats and guides will be available.  Limited rooms will be provided on a first call basis, NLT 15 Apr, if you live more than 150 miles away.  There is plenty of fish in the lake waiting for you!

Bring your chairs! Bring a cooler!

To register to attend, or for more information and directions please contact: 

Clarence Sinkler, Fishing for Freedom Chairman, e-mail: clarencesinkler57@gmail.com,

Cell: (678)389-1353.

SAL Elections 4.23.2019

To all SAL members ( duel members included)  –   Election of our SAL officers for 2019/2020 will be held next Tues. night at 6:30 pm after the Queen of Hearts upstairs in the small hall .  There is still time to run for office of the SAL – the Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Social Quarters.  

In order to vote you have to be a member in good standing with a 2019 membership card ( Duel members are eligible to vote) –Nominations from the floor can be made on the night of election- however the person being nominated from the floor must be in attendance to accept the nomination.   

This is your chance to be involved in the future and the direction of YOUR SAL- So please try to attend, vote and participate !  

Please continue to help your SAL be the best it can be by being a part of the leadership , activities and direction of Squadron 29! 

Thank you for your support ! 

Tom Bell

Commander – Squadron 29

Sons of the American Legion

Marietta, Ga.

Town Hall at the VA 4.13.2019

Attached is the flyer for the next Town Hall at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (Pete Wheeler Auditorium), 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033 from 9-11:30 am. If you wish to attend RSVR with VHAATGVeteranTownHall@va.gov or call 404-321-6111 x205385.

The Atlanta VAMC is the parent organization for all the outpatient clinics in this area. If you don’t know what hospital your clinic belongs to, please click on this link https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?dnum=ALL&STATE=GA , then click on the clinic you use and it will tell you at the top of the page which hospital is the parent organization.  

Honoring Korean War Vets

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service are partnering to say “Thank You” to Korean War Veterans for their honorable military service and personal sacrifice by hosting a special medal and certificate ceremony. This event will involve the presentation of the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal and Georgia’s Korean War Veteran Certificate of Honor.

The ceremony will be Friday April 12th at 10:00AM. Deadline to submit your request for a Certificate of Honor is April 2nd. Download the flyer.

Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Korean War (June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953) is eligible to receive this certificate and peace medal lapel pin (This includes veterans with service in-country and those who were stationed elsewhere in other capacities). It is also available for veterans who participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations through the end of 1955. The Ambassador for Peace Medal began to be presented to veterans as a special memento for those American veterans who returned to Republic of Korea through the “Revisit Program.” The honor was expanded to veterans who have been unable to participate. The State’s Certificate of Honor is personalized with the Korean War veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and includes the official Korean War logo. These certificates are signed by Governor Brian Kemp and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby.

Sweet 16 Tourney Pool

The Social Quarters Staff organized a small Pool for the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16. Thanks to Milton for the big assist!

We received over 29 entries. Unofficially, through the first two rounds games, Tbell is in the lead with 54 points, Lyle is in second with 43 points, and three people have 38 points. There are two games Saturday, then the Championship game is Monday night.

We will pick the winner by total points.

5 points for each correct first round game (Thursday and Friday).

8 points for each correct second round game (Saturday and Sunday).

12 points for each Final Four game (next Saturday).

18 points for the Championship game (April 8th).

Be sure to enter your guess at the Total Number of Points in the Championship Game, as our tie-breaker.