Our 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be Monday September 13th at Dogwood Golf Club.
The tournament is now sold out for players, but you may still donate or sponsor a hole, or buy raffle tickets to support our charities. The proceeds benefit the various Children’s Charities of the Cobb County and Marietta first responders (police, fire, Sherriff).
Friends, let’s continue to be careful with our health. COVID cases are spiking significantly again. Although there are some reports that the current variant is less deadly, especially for those who are vaccinated, it still is a serious virus.
As we have since 2020, Post 29 will follow the emergency and health mandates enacted by our Governor, Cobb County, and the Marietta Mayor. As of today, there are no new mandates that impact our ability to remain open, or serve you. However, if this changes, our operations will change. Please stay up to date by following these posts and emails.
As a reminder, if you are sick, or have symptoms of COVID, please stay home. We can and will ask sick patrons to leave. If you become exposed to someone who has COVID, please self-quarantine until you are cleared by a negative test.
Current CDC guidelines for a positive test is to quarantine for 10 days from the date of the test, or the onset of symptoms. Current guidelines for being exposed to someone who is positive is to quarantine for 10 days from the last exposure. If you get a negative test at least 5 days after your exposure, then your quarantine may end after 7 days.
As we enter month two of the 2022 membership year, we are ahead of last year! We finished July with 405 members processed. Thank you to those members jumping on the membership train early.
The National membership team has sent out their target percentages and dates for the current drive so we know those items, September 9th and 50%. Department just sent out their assigned member goals for our Post for this year, which is to maintain our previous roster of 1,041 members. That is our goal and now we know the challenge ahead of us. With this news we can now put our specifics together for the coming year, to hit our first target of 50% we need 521 members current for the 2022 membership year before September 9th.
We currently sit at 480 members with roughly two weeks to our first target goal. Please consider renewing early to help our Post on numerous levels. Renewing early helps our Post financially stay ahead of our responsibilities in helping our members, the veterans in our community, and our Post stay open and active. It also helps on the state and national level to maintain our membership numbers to be a force to consider in support of all of our veterans with benefits and other political avenues. Keeping our Post membership up affects all that we do. PLEASE take the first step to keeping our Post a leading force in the community by renewing your membership.
I would like to remind all our Members, the September Monthly meeting is being rescheduled due to the national convention. We will be having a General Meeting on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH, at 7pm. We will be honoring the attendees of Boys State during this meeting.
Please note the SAL will be serving dinner at 6pm. Cost is $10. Meeting will start at 7pm in our upstairs Meeting Hall. Hope you all will join us for this Meeting!
Honorary Commanders Alumni Association is extending an invite to members of the American Legion Post 29 to join us for this FREE event on Monday, August 30.
When we hear slogans such as; “Aim-High, Fly-Fight-Win”, “Forged by the Sea”, “Army Strong”, and “The Few, The Proud, The Marines”, we often think of our young airmen, sailors and soldiers who enlist and take the oath right out of high school to train for battle and defend our nation. These are the men and women who make up the enlisted ranks of our Armed Forces.
There is another rank that we hear so little about and those are the men and women of the Armed Forces who make up our officer ranks. Those who have not only sworn to protect and defend but also are committed to looking after the mental, physical, spiritual and legal rights of all those who stand beside them. They make up the Medical Service Corps, the Judge Advocate General (JAG), and Chaplain Corps of our United States Military.
Please join us as we hear from a few who joined the ranks of the officer corps who will discuss their journey and why they chose the military to practice their professions.
Lieutenant Colonel Ortiz, USAF – Chaplain Ortiz is an Active Guard Reserve Wing Chaplain attached to the 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins Air Reserve Base. He also serves as the 22nd Air Force NAF senior chaplain. He advises leadership on spiritual, ethical and morale issues within the Airlift Wing.
Brigadier General Bobby Christine, GAARNG – BG Christine is currently the Special Assistant to the National Guard Bureau’s General Counsel and the National Guard Advisor to the Judge Advocate General of the Army. On the civilian side he is the newly appointed District Attorney for the newly created Columbia County Judicial Circuit. He is the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Commander William Roy – CDR Roy commissioned as a Commander in the US Navy in April 2019. After completing the Officer Development School where he served as a Division Officer and Awarded the Thomas Eadie Award for highest academic and military training average, he served as General Medical Officer for the Marine Wing Support Squadron 471 Detachment Alpha until he reported November 2020 to Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute Pensacola, FL for Flight Surgery Training. CDR Roy is currently assigned to 4th Marine Air Wing Headquarters
PS1 Angela Hill – is a Personnel and Human Resource Specialist 1st Class who enlisted in the United States Navy after attending John McEachern High in 2009. PS1 Hill is currently a United States Navy Recruiter in Smyrna, GA and has a desire to attend Emory University School of Law in the future.