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Membership Action Required

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Thank you to all who have renewed your 2020 membership which expired December 31. We are a closed Post and you are required to have your current 2021 Membership Card on your person.  As of February 1, we will request all persons present your 2021 Membership Card prior to use of the Social Quarters, Game Room, and Card Room.  It is NOT too late to renew before February 1, any Social Quarters staff member can assist you.  After February, you may be required to start the application process over and risk losing cumulative membership years. It is only fair to our almost 900 Members, who have paid to Join or Renew for Legion Year 2021. We have nearly 300 Members from Membership Year 2020 that have not renewed as of yet.

     Thanks in advance for your support in this matter, your cooperation will be greatly appreciated !

Walt Cusick, Jr.

Commander

SAL Meeting 1.26.2021

To members of the SAL – Please mark on your calendar’s for Tues. Jan. 26th as our next meeting.  The meeting will start at 5:30 pm upstairs in the small hall.  This will be an important meeting as we discuss how we can finish the year 20-21 strong and begin to talk about things we can do to be more active in legion activities.   Our legion year ends on June 30th 2021 so we also need to be talking about elections for a new board for 2021-22.   There is plenty to discuss and I hope each of you will take the time to attend.   

If you have not renewed your membership please do so before 1/31/21 – Membership will considered as lapsed after that date.  Also as of 2/1/21 the bartenders will be requiring your to show your new renewal cards to receive service in the social quarters. 

Thank you for your time and interest in the Sons of the American Legion ! 

Tom Bell

Commander – Squadron 29

Sons of the American Legion

Horace Orr Post 29 of the American Legion

Marietta, Ga.

770 331 5580

Honoring Willie

A Christmas gift for a World War One Veteran

Willie Lee Hendrix was born in 1896 and died in 1938 and was buried in Maloney Springs Cemetery next to his father John Henry Hendrix, 1864-1936.  Willie was buried in an unmarked grave next to his father. Willie served in the US Army during World War One.

Volunteers from the Horace Orr American Legion post in Marietta have been taking care of Maloney Springs Cemetery and ordered a bronze grave marker from the Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Division.  The Legion Post purchased a granite base stone from Roberts Shields Memorial Co. and volunteers placed the marker on Willie’s grave.  We were unable to locate any of Willie’s relatives.

Tis The Season

              I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Post Family a Happy, Safe and Blessed Holiday Season! All of us on the Board thank you for all your support in helping us through these tough and unique times.  

               As  always, if there is anything we can do for you or your Family, please let us know. Lets make sure we take care of each other and get ready for the New Year 2021!  It is an Honor to be your Commander!

Walt Cusick, Jr

Commander

Wreaths Across America

Each year ALR Post 29 helps lead the efforts of Horace Orr Post 29 in coordinating fundraising for Wreaths Across America.  Wreaths Across America is an annual event in which wreaths are purchased and placed on the graves of our fallen heroes at all national cemeteries.  UNFORTUNATELY THE WREATH LAYING FOR 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID PRECAUTIONS.