Installation of Officers 7.13.2019

Legion, SAL, Auxiliary, and ALR units have all completed their election process for the 2019-2020 year.

Installation of officers for all units will take place at a dinner and meeting at Post 29 on Saturday July 13th. Events will begin at 5PM.

This is a catered dinner and meeting, with limited seating. Details will be available soon. To reserve your seat, contact Legion Adjutant Pete Woodruff at adjutant@post29marietta.org or 770-842-9081

2019 Veterans Memorial 5k

The race committee for the 5th Annual  Veterans Memorial 5K and Military Appreciation Celebration would like to thank the entire American Legion Post 29 family for helping host the most successful 5K and military appreciation celebration that we have ever had.   We could not have been successful without the support of the entire American Legion Post 29 family. 

I would like to thank Commander Walt Cusick and his e-board for the support and guidance that they provided.  I really appreciate the efforts of the ALR members for their efforts at putting on a bike ride and providing motorcycles to lead our runners.   The ladies auxiliary provided help at pre-pack, and pickup , registration and made a donation as well.  The SAL made a wonderful donation to the race, and the SAL members really helped with the set-up and take down on race day.    The American Legion members stepped up in huge way, by being volunteers; manning water stations, set up and take down, and clean-up; buying polo shirts; and being phantom runners.  A special thank you to the Social Quarters staff for
their help in selling shirts, tickets and helping with the pick and pack. They are our secret weapon. Needless to say we appreciate the legion’s support of our wine tasting and the Banks and Shane concert.   

Race day was a huge success with over 400 runners ( exact number still being finalized). The simulcast provided by the Army National Guard, their sponsorship and support was outstanding, – it was fun, entertaining, but also very inspirational.  We cannot thank the Marietta Fire Dept. and the Marietta Police Dept. enough for providing an honor guard, a medical team and traffic control.   The weather was great, and it was great to have legion members being our DJ and singing the National Anthem.  The runners enjoyed to the day with many saying this is the best 5k of the year. 

The Military Appreciation Celebration was awesome!  From the ringing of the Bell on the Square to the POW-MIA ceremony  to our speakers and the concert it was tremendous!   A special thanks to Maj. Gen. Tom Carden for his remarks and to Cobb County Commission Chair and retired Marine Colonel Mike Boyce for his comments. The Georgia Symphony Orchestra was tremendous, and we appreciate them donating their time to be with us. 

When you write an open letter, you sometimes leave someone out when you are trying to recap your appreciation for the help we have received.  I hope this is not the case here.  But the race committee truly appreciated the support from the entire legion family for your time, effort, monies, and participation in this years Veterans Memorial 5K and Military Appreciation.

The finances for the race and all of the money totals are still in the works, for we are waiting on some invoices in order to complete the accounting.  I hope to have a final number by the June 6th general meeting. 

In closing I would like to thank all of our sponsors who supported us again this year, for none of this would be possible without them!  There are just too many to list here!  Finally, Peggy Beascoehea and I would like to thank our committee members who worked very hard to help make this event successful!  You guys and gals are the best! 

Have a great day!  Respectfully yours,

Peggy Beascoehea

Race Committee Chairman

Tom Bell

Facilitator

Our 5th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k Race and Celebration will be held Saturday May 25th, 2019. We have several events and lots of ways to be involved. Run, walk, sponsor, buy a shirt, donate, volunteer…

National Poppy Day 5.24.2019

The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation’s uniform.

Thanks to the Auxiliary, we have poppies available in the Social Quarters. Donations are appreciated.

Trip To Murphy, NC

The Post is planning a trip to Murphy , NC to have an afternoon of fun, gambling, and fellowship.  It is open to all post members. The trip will be Thursday May 30th – we will leave the post promptly at 9AM and depart from Murphy around 4:30 pm.   This is not a legion sponsored event, but an event put together by Milton Dickson.  We plan on having two vans that will hold 15 people each.   The cost of the trip will be approximately $15 per person to cover gas, and insurance.  No smoking on the buses, but we will make stops on the road. Each participant will be given $20 in slot machine credits to play on the machines.  It will be based on first come, first served.


Contact Milton Dixon 678-429-9359 for reservations.

2019 Boys State & Girls State

Georgia Boys State is a comprehensive one-week course in state and local government conducted by The American Legion Department of Georgia. Georgia Girls State is a similar but separate program, conducted by The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Georgia. Both programs are open to high school students who have completed their Junior Year.

The 2019 session of Boys State will begin May 26, 2019 and conclude June 1, 2019. Boys state will be held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia. The 2019 session of Girls State will be June 9-14, 2019 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

Boys State and Girls State are Leadership Action Programs where qualified high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it.

Please contact your local American Legion Post or your high school Guidance Counselor for more information. Applications are now being accepted. Additional information can be found at www.dogboysstate.org and georgiagirlsstate.org

Door Card Distribution

New door cards will be distributed to all current members in February.

Members of Legion, SAL, and Auxiliary units will be on site in the Social Quarters February 14th and 15th, approximately 11AM-4PM. Cards will be provided based on official membership logs for 2019.

After the 15th, new door cards can be obtained from the on-duty bartender by showing a current, valid membership card.

5th District Meeting 2.17.2019

We are hosting the 5th District meetings at Post 29 this Sunday. See the details below. The post will conduct normal hours and business for our members, but please be mindful the post may be crowded with Legion Family members from around the District. Thank you.

American Legion Horace Orr Post 29
921 Gresham Avenue  NE
Marietta, GA 30060
770-427-5900

8:00 – 9:30 am        Registration/Breakfast**

8:30  – 9:30 am       SAL downstairs in lounge

9:30 – 10:30 am     Joint Meeting

10:30 – 11:00 am.   Memorial Service

11:00 – 11:15          ALR downstairs in the lounge or back in the card room
11:00 – 11:15 am    Break

11:15am                 Split meetings (AL, ALA)        

** Breakfast will be provided – a $6 donation is requested.

Toys For Tots Update

Hello Russ,
I thought I would follow up on the “call for volunteers” that you sent out on behalf of Toy’s 4 Tots at the Marietta collection center.
Following is a list of those who answered the call:
Past Commander William (Bill) Beaudin and his wife Lorri (Auxiliary Unit 29) volunteered several hours each on 12/14, 17 & 18.
Legionnaire David Thomas and his son Austin on 12/14 volunteered for several hours each.
Sandy Thompson (Auxiliary Unit 29) volunteered several hours per day from 12/17 through the 21st. She also volunteered on Christmas Eve along with a friend that she brought with her to help.
Jerrie Clark (Auxiliary Unit 29) put in several hours per day from 12/17 through the 20th. She brought a friend with her on the 17th also. 
Jackie Brodie (Auxiliary Unit 29) worked a few hours a day from 12/17 through the 21st.
Legionnaire Robert King volunteered for several hours on both the 20th & 21st. 
I (Auxiliary Unit 29 & member of ALR Post 29) volunteered for 70.5 hours. A couple of days early in November (8 hours). The remainder of my time (62.5 hours) was spread out between December 4th and the 24th.
Thank you to all who answered the call and put in the hours to help us complete the mission.


Olga T. Noel 

Auxiliary Unit 29

ALR Chaplain Post 29