Social Distancing

As we continue to operate during the COVID19 pandemic, and under very strict regulations, we offer this reminder on how each of us can do our part to protect ourselves and our fellow members.

As we have posted outside our entrance, no person exhibiting any symptoms of COVID19 shall enter. Do the right thing and stay home. If we suspect you are ill, we will ask you to leave.

Beginning today, due to a request from the Health Department, we are requiring everyone who enters the Social Quarters to sign our log book. No exceptions.

Our maximum capacity in the Social Quarters is 74.

Our staff shall wear face coverings, and we encourage you to wear them as well. This is very important if you are in close proximity to others. We have some to share, so ask the bartender.

Refrain from handshaking and other person to person contact.

We have hand sanitizer located in multiple areas. Use it frequently. Wash your hands often with soap and water.

All patrons must have a seat. You may stand at your seat, but there is no loitering. We have closed some tables, do not use them. We have moved other tables so that they are appropriately spaced. Do no move them. We can have no more than six (6) patrons per table. Do not pull tables together or add chairs to your table.

Thank you for helping us follow the regulations so that we may continue to remain open and serve you.

Veterans Memorial 5k Race

To the American Legion Post 29 Family – The LIVE PORTION of the Veterans Memorial 5k – Cancelled!  

This message is an update on the status the 6th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k that was scheduled for Sat., Nov. 14th, 2020.   Yesterday October 14th we received notification from the City of Marietta that they are cancelling all outside events which require a permit from the city due to concerns over the corona virus.     Thus, the live portion of this years Veterans Memorial 5k has been cancelled.  Needless to say, cancellation of this part of the event is very disappointing to the legion, the race committee , our sponsors, participants and the charities we support.   

The race committee met last night 10/14 to discuss how we move forward with the  Veterans Memorial 5k, and it was decided that we are going forward with a virtual 5k called –“ No Sweat , NO Run – Run At Your Own Place”! The social media committee is working out details for marketing and how each of you can participate.  Details coming soon! 

The Veterans Memorial 5k needs the support of the legion family more than ever!  I encourage each of you to become a virtual or phantom runner.  You can fill out a registration form at the social quarters for $25.00 – you will still get a race shirt and goodie bag!   On Nov. 14 – race day or any day prior, send us a video of you “running or not running” for the video that we are making about this event.  It should be fun. Everyone will get a chance to win prizes!   This video will feature the runners, sponsors, volunteers , legion members  and our charities!   

Why do all of this ? The pressing financial needs of the charities supported by the American Legion Post 29 still exist, and we are committed to supporting these charities.  This race supports the GA National Guard Family Support Foundation, the Shepherds Men Share Military Initiative, and Service Office of Post 29. The legion has awarded over $325,000 in the past 5k years to our veterans’ charities, and we plan on making  donations to these charities again this year. 

Let’s all of us get behind the 6th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k by supporting the event and getting involved to make this event successful again this year!  Consider becoming a virtual or phantom runner or making a donation to Veterans Memorial 5k.  With your help we can make a difference in the work of our veterans charities.  Please do not hesitate to give me a call if you have questions or want to become involved.  

Respectfully yours,

Tom Bell

Chairman – Veterans Memorial 5k

American Legion Post 29

921 Gresham Ave. NE

Marietta, Ga. 30060

770 331 5580

Post Update 10.14.2020

Hello everyone. We are pleased to provide important updates about our Post. Please read carefully. We remain open, and vigilant, and in full compliance with all COVID regulations.

Last week, the Governor extended his various COVID19 restrictions via Executive Order until October 15th. I’d like to reiterate our current policy for anyone exposed to COVID19. If you have been exposed to COVID19, we ask that you act responsibly. The CDC recommends that if have been in close contact with someone who has COVID 19 (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) you should self-isolate for 14 days and monitor your temperature twice per day. Seek medical care if symptoms develop. The state of Georgia requires that you self-isolate. If you do not develop symptoms, you may end the self-isolation after 10 days. The Post does not track those who have the virus. IT IS UP TO EACH OF US TO ACT RESPONSIBLY. We can and will ask you to leave if you appear to have symptoms of COVID19. 

The Social Quarters will expand our hours of operation on Thursdays beginning in October. Saturday through Wednesday, the SQ is open for one shift, from 11AM-7PM. Thursdays we will be open 11AM-10PM. Fridays we are open 11AM-11PM. Sundays we are open for one shift, from 12pm-7pm.

Any unit or committee that wishes to hold meetings later in the evening should consider moving their meeting to Thursday. Of course, there are many units trying to hold meetings, so please coordinate with the Jr. Vice of Facilities, or the SQ manager before moving your meeting dates.

As you know, our Post is subject to certain rules and regulations, from the city, county, and the state of Georgia, regarding operations during this COVID pandemic. We will abide by all of these rules, and we will require all members and guests to do the same while on the premises. The rules are too significant to list here, but they are posted in the Social Quarters. We do want to highlight a few significant items:

  • Many of our usual activities will be prohibited. We hope to restore these activities soon, and we will update you as applicable. We will have live music every Friday from 7-10PM. However, there will no dancing until and unless the Governor relaxes the social distancing requirements.
  • No outside food or drinks will be allowed. The SQ will have most of our usual offerings, but we will modify how food and drinks are served to ensure we meet all cleanliness guidelines. In addition, the various Post meals (SAL breakfasts, monthly dinners) will not yet return. 
  • SQ staff will wear masks, and we encourage all members and guests to wear masks when near others. You may bring your own, and we will have some to distribute as well.
  • Bar service will take place in designated areas at the bar. The staff will not provide table service. If you need assistance, let us know. There are restrictions on how many people may sit together (6 max, 6 feet between tables), and there are restrictions related to the bar. Do not move the tables. All patrons must have a seat. There is no loitering around the bar.
  • The post will be open to our members, members of other posts, and guests of our members. Also, our maximum capacity is significantly reduced by state regulations. The Junior Vice Commander for the SQ will be responsible for limiting access, should that become necessary to remain within the regulations.
  • Whenever possible, we ask that members enter the SQ via the main (key card) entrance and leave via the deck. 
  • If you have been exposed to COVID19, we ask that you act responsibly. The CDC recommends that if have been in close contact with someone who has COVID 19 (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) you should self-isolate for 14 days and monitor your temperature twice per day. Seek medical care if symptoms develop. The state of Georgia requires that you self-isolate. If you do not develop symptoms, you may end the self-isolation after 10 days. The Post does not track those who have the virus. IT IS UP TO EACH OF US TO ACT RESPONSIBLY. We can and will ask you to leave if you appear to have symptoms of COVID19.

Members and guests have been very good about following these guidelines. We appreciate you very much. We are excited to welcome you back to Post 29!

Respectfully,

Post 29 Executive Committee