Installation of Officers 7.13.2019

Legion, SAL, Auxiliary, and ALR units have all completed their election process for the 2019-2020 year.

Installation of officers for all units will take place at a dinner and meeting at Post 29 on Saturday July 13th. Events will begin at 5PM.

This is a catered dinner and meeting, with limited seating. Details will be available soon. To reserve your seat, contact Legion Adjutant Pete Woodruff at adjutant@post29marietta.org or 770-842-9081

POW MIA Update 6.14.2019

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today the return of three (3) U.S. servicemen to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.
 
Air Force, Colonel, Roy A. Knight of Millsap, TX  and the 602 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Lost on 05/19/1967—Accounted for on 06/04/2019–Laos/Vietnam War
 
Army, Cpl Robert L. Bray of Ross County, Ohio, Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Lost on 07/20/1950—Accounted for on 06/06/2019—Taejon, South Korea
 
Army, Pvt Ballard McCurley of Santa Clara County, CA, Company M, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division—Lost on 11/28/1944—Accounted for on 06/04/2019—Hurtgen Forest/ WWII
 
TOTAL TO DATE—–97
WWII——————–68
KOREA—————–25
VIETNAM—————-4
 
“You Are Not Forgotten”
Tommy Cannon
Commander
Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard, Post 29

Queen of Hearts Update 6.14.2019

 The only way to be sure your ticket is drawn is to keep the other half of the stub.

No winner for week #38. Next game is TUESDAY. 

Ticket sales close at 5:45 PM. Drawing at 6PM. 

Tuesday drawings are getting crowded. PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BEFORE TUESDAY.  Tickets can be purchased from any of the bartenders on duty any day of the week. We encourage you to not wait until Tuesday to purchase your tickets due to the higher volume of ticket sales. ALSO, PARKING IS GETTING SPARSE. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE ROAD. PARK IN THE LOT NEXT DOOR AND WALK OVER.

Eligible members of Post 29 may participate.

You must have a 2019 card to participate. 

Great VA Information Links

VA Experience Welcome Kit–Here is the weblink to the new VA Experience Welcome Kit 

You can download the information in black and white and color—the links are just below the article.

Mission Act–Here is a link to the final community care regulations under the Mission Act

National Center for PTSD—Here is the new weblink to PTSD Awareness to include a complete guide to PTSD basics, and a new PTSD app to manage PTSD symptoms called “PTSD Coach”.

Ceremony for Korean War Vets

Honoring Our Korean War Veterans

A Certificate of Honor & Peace Medal Ceremony

Hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and the

Georgia Department of Veterans Service at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center (Heritage Hall)

1775 Legacy Way, Columbus (31903)

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11:00 A.M.

Details on this flyer.

Georgia Military Hall of Fame Nominations


Nominations are being accepted for the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame (GMVHOF). The GMVHOF is a non-profit organization with the mission of honoring Georgia Veterans and is currently accepting nominations for 2019. If you know any Veterans, please consider nominating them to this rare and noble hall of fame. Eligibility: Living or deceased Veterans who served in one of the five branches of the military and was either born in Georgia, or entered the military in Georgia, or have lived in Georgia for at least ten years. A Veteran may be nominated in one of three categories: VALOR – Heroic action(s) in combat; ACHIEVEMENT – Significant contribution to the military while in service; SERVICE – Significant contribution to mankind after military service. Nomination packets are accepted through the last Friday in August. All packets are automatically considered for up to three years with no additional effort required after initial submission. The GMVHOF is in the Floyd Veterans Building across the street from the Georgia Capital Building. For additional information and / or questions go to the GMVHOF website (http://www.GMVHOF.org) or contact GMVHOF Founder & Director, Paul Longgrear @ PaulLonggrear@yahoo.com; C: 706-302-2220 or GMVHOF Co-Director & Chairman of the Board, Rick White @ rickwhite4750@gmail.com; C: 678-427-0915

Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame

PO Box 475

Pine Mountain, GA 31822

http://www.GMVHOF.org

WHY, WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW

* WHY

The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) – Mission Statement: “The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame exists only to Honor Georgia Veterans and to Educate Georgia Youth and Citizens about real Heroes.”

* WHO

The GMVHOF is an organization that is:

– Georgia Military Veteran Focused

– Not in receipt of any government financial support: No tax money from any source is sought or accepted.

– Non-Profit: IRS approved 501 (c) (3) / IRS ID # 46-2025738

– State of Georgia Recognized, Authorized, and Approved:

Georgia Secretary of State – Approved – 20 February 2013

Georgia Senate – Resolution – 22 March 2013

Georgia House of Representatives – Resolution – 18 February 2015

* WHAT

– A “Veteran” is one that possesses an Honorable Discharge and a DD Form 214 from the active or reserve component of the

US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

– A “Georgia Veteran” is one that was either Born in Georgia, or Entered the military in Georgia, or Lived in Georgia for at least

ten years.

– A Georgia Veteran, alive or deceased, may be nominated in one of the following three categories:

VALOR – Heroic action(s) in combat for which an award(s) for heroism was awarded

ACHIEVEMENT – Significant contribution to the well-being of the military while in service

SERVICE – Significant contribution to the local community, state, or nation after leaving the military

* WHEN

The GMVHOF Annual Induction Ceremony and Banquet is held each year in November at which time approximately 15 Georgia Veterans are inducted. Since 2013, 100 Georgia Veterans have been inducted (’13: 18; ’14: 16; ’15: 15; ’16: 17; ’17: 17; ’18: 17).

* WHERE

The GMVHOF, with the citations and photos of 100 Georgia Veterans (to date), is located on the Plaza and Balcony Lobby levels of the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building (Twin Towers) at 2 Martin Luther King Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30034. The Floyd Building is across the street from the Georgia Capital Building and is open Mon – Fri, 6 AM – 6 PM, closed Sat & Sun.

* HOW

Nomination Packets: The GMVHOF can accept Nomination Packets through COB of the last Friday in August for the Induction Ceremony to be held in November of that year. Once it has been determined that the Nomination Packets are complete, only the Cover Letters are electronically forwarded to an Independent Selection Committee (ISC). The ISC members do not know each other, never meet as group, never communicate with each other in any manner, and must not reveal the fact that they serve on the ISC. This insures a totally un-biased, un-influenced, “blind”, and fair process. All packets are automatically considered for up to three consecutive years with no additional effort required after initial submission. Mail Nomination Packets to: Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame, PO Box 475, Pine Mountain, GA 31822.

Donations: All donations that are received by the GMVHOF are used only to honor Veterans. Donations of any amount will generate a receipt to the Donor as long as their contact information is provided. All donations are tax deductible (IRS ID # 46-2025738). Donations may be mailed to: Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame, PO Box 475, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. .

* POCs / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For additional information and / or questions go to the GMVHOF website (http://www.GMVHOF.org) or contact: GMVHOF Founder & Director: Paul Longgrear / Email: PaulLonggrear@yahoo.com / Cell: 706-302-2220 GMVHOF Co-Director & Chairman of the Board: Rick White / Email: rickwhite4750@gmail.com / Cell: 678-427-0915

* Timeline for each year:

– Each year, the last Friday in August is the Final Cutoff Date for that year’s Nomination Packets to the GMVHOF.

– Each year, the first Saturday in November is the Annual GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet in Columbus, GA.

For 2019: The Seventh Annual Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet will be held in Columbus, GA on Saturday, 2 November 2019 beginning at 6 PM in the Saint Luke Ministry Center (301 11th St.). This annual event is open to the public. Prices: Individual – $55; Table of Eight (8) – $400; Table of Nine (9) $450; Table of Ten (10) – $500. Reservations or Donations may be made through PayPal at: http://www.GMVHOF.org or by mailing a check to: Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame, PO Box 475, Pine Mountain, GA 31822 and/or by calling Colonel (Ret) Paul Longgrear @ C: 706-302-2220 or H: 706-663-7004.

POW/MIA Honor Guard

POW/MIA Team will hold their regular monthly meeting Saturday June 15 at 12 Noon at Post 29.  
This is a very important  meeting and I request you to try to attend to get the latest and the greatest for the Team and check out the new equipment we have and the new dates of our upcoming events.
Also we have a flag retirement ceremony that afternoon at 5pm at the United Military Care site on Canton Road. The van will be leaving the post at 4 pm if you want to ride over.  Full uniforms required

Tommy Cannon

Commander

Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard

American Legion, Post 29