Coronavirus Update – Post Closed (3.23.2020)

Effective immediately, Post 29 is closed until further notice.

The Executive Committee has taken this action due to the Governor’s orders last evening to contain the new virus threatening Americans. The Executive Committee is meeting this week to ensure a safe outcome for our members and our staff. Details about future meetings and events will be forthcoming.

What you can do: Please be responsible. Take care of yourselves and each other. Practice good hygiene. WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP OFTEN. We are all at risk, but those over age 60, the sick, and those under high stress are most vulnerable. AVOID CROWDS AND CLOSE CONTACT. Maintain a safe distance from others. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOU FEEL ILL. When treated quickly, most people survive. Early treatment also limits the spread. For now, we can all benefit from rest, relaxation, and good hygiene. Bad things come from panic. If you hear of a sick member, please reach out to us so we can check on them.

What will change at Horace Orr Post 29: Be sure you have access to our website (www.post29marietta.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/Americanlegion.georgiatwentynine) and this E-blast.

If you know of someone at risk, please reach out to them now, before things become stressful. If you or someone you know needs assistance, call the Post 770-427-5900 and follow the prompts to leave a message for the Service Officer.

POW MIA Update 3.13.2020

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced this week the return of four (4) U.S. servicemen to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.

  1. Navy, Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Alton W. Whitson, 22, of Seattle, Washington, USS Oklahoma. Lost on 12/07/1941–Accounted for on 01/23/2020—Pearl Harbor/WWII
  2. Navy, Seaman 1st Class Russell C. Roach, 22, of Muskingum County, Ohio, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 10/17/2019—Pearl Harbor/ WWII
  3. Navy, Fireman 3rd Class Clarence A. Blaylock, 20, of Bay City, TX,  USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 07/29/2019—Pearl Harbor/WWII
  4. Navy, Shifitter 3rd Class Patrick L. Chess, 24, of Yakima, Washington, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 01/09/2020—Pearl Harbor/ WWII

TOTAL TO DATE———-52

WWII——————-44

KOREA—————–7

VIETNAM————–0

“You Are Not Forgotten”

Tommy Cannon
Commander
Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard, Post 29

SQ Bingo – Monday 3.16.2020

We are experimenting with Bar Bingo in the Social Quarters. We are trying to host this most Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00. This is not a traditional paid Bingo game with cash prizes, and it’s not open to the public. But for our members, we make it fun, and we do have prizes we think you’ll like.

We rotate our BINGO Hosts. Tom, Mike, and Travis do a great job. Come join us!

Shepherd’s Men Clay Shoot 4.24.2020

Our great partners, Shepherd’s Men, are hosting their 3rd Clay Shoot to raise funds and awareness for the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. The Shepherd’s Men Invitational presented by Brassfield & Gorrie will be Friday April 24, 2020 from 8AM-2PM at Barnsely Gardens Resort in Adairsville, GA.

Members and Friends of Post 29 are invited to participate, as a shooter, sponsor, or volunteer. In the past, our volunteers have had a fun time working this event (details below).

Click here for background on Shepherd’s Men.

Click here for information on the SHARE Military Initiative.

Click here for information on the Clay Shoot, including how to register as a shooter, a shooting team, or a sponsor. 

To volunteer, simply email Russ Wood (webmaster@post29marietta.org) Information about Volunteering:

Barnsley is about a 45 minute drive from Marietta. The program begins at 8AM and will last until lunchtime or a bit later. If you stay until the end (not required), you’ll likely be back in Marietta between 3PM and 4PM.

What we need: Volunteers to operate Clay Target stations. No experience is necessary, we can teach you what to do in about 10 minutes. The target stations are remote operated. Volunteers will simply push buttons and help the shooters keep score. We will provide all volunteers with hearing protection, eye protection, breakfast, snacks, and lunch. You may wish to bring a portable chair if you get uncomfortable standing for long periods. Volunteers should dress in casual clothes (jeans, shorts, comfortable shoes).

Once we get confirmations of those who plan to attend, we will help coordinate car pooling from Post 29.

Updated House Rules

Due to changes to The American Legion Constitution, and the Department of Georgia Constitution, our Judge Advocate is currently revising the Constitution and Bylaws of Horace Orr Post 29, Inc. In addition, the policies and procedures of the Post have also been reviewed. The Constitution and Bylaws of Horace Orr Post 29, Inc. stipulate that rules and policies pertaining to the day to day operation of the Post are specifically assigned to the Executive Committee.

At the Executive Committee meeting on February 27, 2020, the House Rules and several other policies were reviewed, revised, and approved by the Executive Committee. The updated rules and policies are posted in the Social Quarters, and are filed in a notebook kept in the podium that also houses our Guest Log. A copy will be provided to the leader of each Legion Unit attached to this post. This announcement will be sent to all subscribers of our E-blast, posted on our website, and included in the next newsletter.

Any questions should be directed to the Executive Committee.