This coming Saturday (07 Nov 2020) we will plan to muster @ 0800(ish) for no longer than ninety minutes to assist with the clean-up efforts for Maloney Springs Cemetery (https://goo.gl/maps/29mqSi6tRaymQBrW7).
A special shout out/thanks to the crew from last week for the end of the season gathering at Shiloh Cemetery…
(From L to R; front row – Robert King, Olga Noel, Roy Lantz, Victoria Turney; second row – Jim Hickey, Gary Damm, David Thomas, Michael Vigdorov, Sherri Dombi; back row – Bill Beaudin, Wally Wallace, Mark Henley, Wayne Hudson, Jim Wood, and Bill DeLamater. Not shown; Gail Evilsizor)
Due to low attendance, we will be reducing the Social Quarters hours of operation to one shift per day beginning in November. We will expand hours as attendance returns.
Additionally, the post will be closed Thanksgiving Day so our staff may enjoy their holiday with family. If you know of anyone who needs assistance this time of year, please contact our Service Officer or any Legion Board Member.
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.
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.
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!
This September completes our 100th anniversary of the American Legion and the founding of our Horace Orr Post 29 in Marietta, Georgia. As part of this celebration, it’s our pleasure to announce the 24TH Annual Charity Golf Tournament. SIGN UP TODAY!
24TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
DOGWOOD COUNTRY CLUB
Fort Lauderdale format (shot gun start)
Teams and single golfers welcome
Proceeds of this event go to support our first responders and local law enforcement in their children’s programs and holiday events in Marietta, and Cobb County. Post 29 has provided over $220,000 to these worthy programs over the past 23 years.
The American Legion’s first organizational meeting took place in Paris, France in March 1919. A caucus was held which created a temporary constitution and adopted the name The American Legion. Another organizing caucus was held in St. Louis, Missouri in May 1919, which established a constitution and proposed the permanent organization. Congress granted The American Legion a national charter in September 1919.
Horace Orr Post 29 was originally chartered as Blackjack Post 29 on September 29,1919. The name was permanently changed to Horace Orr Post 29 at the general membership meeting on April 26, 1922.
Post 29 is named in honor of Sgt. William H. Orr, the first soldier from Marietta, GA killed in World War I. Horace resided at 103 McDonald Street in Marietta. He worked as a salesman for the Dixie Culbert Metal Company in Atlanta when he was drafted. Horace reported for training at Camp Gordon in Chamblee, GA on September 22, 1917 and departed for Europe on April 10, 1918. Sgt. Orr was killed in action on October 14, 1918 in the battle of Argonne Forest in France. Horace served in the Army, Company A, 325th Infantry, 82nd Division. His parents were notified of his death in December 1918. His body was returned from France on March 2, 1922. His funeral was held Sunday March 5, 1922. He is buried in the family burial ground, now part of Mars Hill Cemetery near Acworth, GA.