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Legion Installation 7.8.2021

There will be no General Meeting for July. The July meeting will be to conduct installation of officers for all family units. This meeting will be on July 8th. Dinner at 6pm, Meeting at 7pm. A band will play in the Social Quarters following the conclusion of the installation.

This meeting is by reservation, to ensure there is enough seating for all incoming officers. For further information, contact the Adjutant, Al Rosenfield.

Independence Day

The Independence Day festivities are back! Come join Post 29 as we celebrate our Independence.

We will participate in the Marietta parade on Saturday July 3rd. To ride on our float, please coordinate with Commander Cusick, or Adjutant Al Rosenfield.

We will provide lunch for all Post 29 Legion members on Saturday July 3rd, from approximately 1-2PM, depending on when the parade ends. Current post 29 members are invited. Lunch will be served upstairs. This is not a pot luck, no outside food please.

Free Legal Clinic 7.10.2021

The Georgia Veterans Outreach Project will host a free legal clinic this summer on July 10, 2021.

They connect veterans in Georgia with lawyers for quick advice on most civil legal issues. Veterans will meet with lawyers by phone or computer to talk about their legal issues.

Veterans can come to an office in Gainesville to connect. If the veteran cannot come in person, they can connect by computer or by phone from their own home.

Lawyers will provide brief service on issues that include veterans and military benefits, family law, housing, and other civil legal issues. Lawyers will not help with criminal law issues. 

Please share this information with veterans and those who help veterans in your community. 

Contact Alex Scherr at scherr@uga.edu  if you have any questions about this event. Registration will open soon. 

Legion Election Update

POST 29 Election Notice

The election for 2021-2022 was conducted last night. Your incoming Legion officers are as follows:

Commander—————- Walt Cusick, Jr.

Senior Vice Commander——    Russ Wood

1st Jr. Vice Commander ——–  George Grindstaff

2nd Jr. Vice Commander ——-  Ed Bruce

Finance Officer ————– Guy Cook

Service Officer ————– Michael McAdams

Judge Advocate ————– Darlene Allmaras

Historian ——————- Gail Evilsizor

Chaplain ——————– Jim Wood

Sgt At Arms —————– Jim Devoto

Bill Beaudin

Election Committee Chairman

Cemetery Care

This weekend is the last Saturday before Memorial Day, when we Honor Our Fallen.  We would like to invite any and all available to help us clean up, mow, weed wack, hedge trim, blow, and rake our Post adopted Cemetery.  As appropriately stated by Bill, “We owe it to The Veterans interned there to make sure families can visit their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice!”

If anybody can make it, please contact Jeff Garland so that we can get an accurate count as to who may or may not be able to assist.  We surely would appreciate the help.

Shiloh Cemetery is located at the intersection of Barrett Pkwy and Dallas Hwy.  SEE BELOW

https://goo.gl/maps/TVkFVYhtEj4nxhkX8

This should get you there.  The cemetery is behind the Subway/Dunkin Donuts on Dallas Highway, right at the corner of Hwy 120 and Barrett Pkwy.  The gate to the cemetery is between the Shell Station on the corner and the Subway which is in the strip center right next door.

Volunteers Needed

Memorial Day Flag Placement

When: Friday, May 28th

Time: Flexible, 9:00 to 5:00

The Marine Corps League has received permission to place flags on veterans graves in Marietta National Cemetery. Flags will be provided but only 10 people are allowed in the cemetery at a given time. 

Please email Brad Quinlan at bradquinlin@tolearnyourhistory.com to notify time you can be available or show up as your schedule allows.

Volunteers would also be appreciated to pick up flags Tuesday at your convenience.

If you have any questions please contact Jason Rusk (678) 447-3173.

Thank you for your Patriotism!

Jason Rusk

Jr. Vice Commandant

Marine Corps League, L/Cpl Squire “Skip” Wells Detachment 647

Memorial Day 2021

We base many of our events around the festivities conducted in Marietta and Cobb County. There is no parade, nor a formal Ceremony in Marietta this year. We will not have a meal at the post. We will resume participation in the parade, and will serve a meal, on Independence Day weekend. Until then, here are the events we have this Memorial Day Weekend.

I would like to invite you and your Family to join us at the Mars Hill Cemetery on Sunday May 30th at 10am, to pay our respects at the gravesite of Sgt. Horace Orr, for a ceremony to Honor our Post namesake.

We have been doing this every year, with the exception of last year. I invite you to bring your kids , grandkids the whole Family and Friends! It will be a brief event, but certainly a meaningful one. Hope to see as many of you there as possible! Thanks in advance for your support, Sgt. Orr deserves it!

We will conduct our own brief Memorial Day Celebration on Monday May 31st.

It will take place at 11am in the upper parking lot. Please take a few minutes and come join us to Honor our Great County and all the Veterans who so willingly served for us!

Please jump in the car and bring your family and spend a few minutes to help us pay our respect on this awesome Day!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Walt Cusick, Jr.

Commander