Vaccines

Getting the majority of adults vaccinated against COVID is a key in opening up our economy and removing various restrictions on commerce.

As of 3/15, most adults in GA are now eligible for vaccination.  For anyone newly eligible and looking to make appointments, here are a few sites that may be helpful:

Those with VA benefits should check here: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/

Let’s Ruck 3.28.2021

What’s a Ruck? Just a walk. Many folks will add a backpack. Crazy folks fill the backpack with heavy weights.

Why Ruck? Because walking is good for us. Especially during a pandemic, when so many activities have been banned or cancelled, we can always walk.

When: Sunday March 28th. If there’s enough interest, we’ll ruck on the last Sunday of every month. We’ll depart at 11am, and we should return to the post by noon.

Where: Meet at Post 29. For our first ruck, we’ll simply walk to the National Cemetery, about a mile from the post. We’ll stroll through the cemetery and pay homage to those buried there, then we’ll hike back to the post. Easy. Even your kids and grandkids can do it. Weather permitting.

Wait, why again? Because we can. Because we want to always challenge ourselves. You will get in shape. Walking improves your physical and mental health. If we ruck as a group, we build camaraderie and community. Let’s enjoy the outdoors, and some sunshine.

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.

Marine Toys For Tots

Horace Orr Post 29, Inc. is pleased to participate in the Marine Toys For Tots program. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to donate for a needy family. We have collection boxes in the Social Quarters. We are accepting donations up until December 20th.

According to the official program website:

“The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is directed by the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, with the assistance of his staff, from the Marine Forces Reserve.

“The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Marine Toys for Tots. An IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, it serves as the authorized fundraising and support organization for the Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation provides the leadership, funding, and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns.  The Foundation staff is headquartered in the Cooper Center located just outside the Main Gate of Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, about 35 miles south of Washington, DC.

“Local campaigns are conducted annually in over 800 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  The Commander, Marine Forces Reserve has under his command over 150 Reserve Units located in 47 states.  To cover all 50 states and more communities in each state, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation selects Marine Corps League Detachments∗∗ and Local Community Organizations∗∗∗ (generally veteran Marines) located in communities without a Marine Reserve Center, to conduct Toys for Tots Campaigns as part of the overall Marine Toys for Tots Program.

“One individual, either a Marine, member of a Marine Corps League Detachment, or member of a local community organization, is designated the Toys for Tots Coordinator for that community.  The Coordinator is responsible to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation for planning, organizing and conducting the campaign in his/her community.

“Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December.  Toy distribution also takes place mid to late December.  Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses.  Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender.  At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.  Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys.

“While Toys for Tots Coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.

“Local business leaders play key roles.  They allow Coordinators to locate drop-off/collection boxes in their stores; provide free warehouse space for storing and sorting toys during October, November and December; provide vehicles to collect toys from drop-off sites; sponsor toy raising events; and help Coordinators arrange media exposure for Toys for Tots in the local community.

“National corporations support Toys for Tots by establishing affiliations with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.  These corporations make donations to the Foundation or conduct cause marketing initiatives from which they share royalties with the Foundation.  In almost every instance, the marketing initiatives of these corporations give significant added visibility and name recognition to Toys for Tots.  Such visibility enhances the campaign at the national and local levels.  The funds emanating from these affiliations enable the Foundation to purchase toys to supplement local collections; purchase promotion and support materials and defray the costs of annual Toys for Tots Campaigns.”

Honoring First Responders

American Legion Post 29 – Makes awards to our first responders and Honors one of our own!  

At Horace Orr Post 29 of The American Legion’s regular monthly meeting on Nov. 5th  the Legion and the Golf Committee presented $29,500 to our first responders from the proceeds of the 24th Annual Golf Tournament that was held on Sept. 14th at Dogwood Country Club.  This year’s presentation marked the largest amount of monies ever given from the proceeds of this event.  We had the largest field of golfers we have ever had and Dogwood Country Club did an outstanding job in hosting the tournament.  

The legion was blessed to have great sponsors again this year and they helped us tremendously in making this event successful.  We would like to thank Chick- fil-la , Coca-Cola United,  Vingenzo’s , East Cobb Ace Hardware, Capstone Insurance, Steve’s Automotive and our title sponsor,  The Army National Guard for their support in making this event the best golf tournament we have had.  We also would like to thank you the members of the American Legion Post 29 for your participation and support.   

Each of the First Responders, the Marietta Police Dept., the Marietta Fire Dept., and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Dept. each received $6,500 each to go toward their Christmas and youth programs.   Another $10,000 grant was given to the WellStar Foundation in honor of one of our own- Uncle Pete Bagley!  Uncle Pete is a legend in our legion for the service he has given, but he is also a  long time leader in the Kennestone Hospital Volunteers that has been huge supporters of the legion and the Veterans Memorial 5k race.  This award is richly deserved and we all congratulate  Uncle Pete Bagley.   The WellStar Foundation will use these monies to decorate a room especially for EMT’s in the new Emergency Room at the Kennestone-WellStar Hospital.   Going forward this award in honor of Uncle Pete will be given annually  from the proceeds of the golf tournament. 

The legion would also like to thank the golf committee under the direction of Allen Rosenfield and Commander Walt Cusick for putting on such a wonderful and successful event.  Also a special thanks go to committee members Ken Buechel, Jim Kopp, Guy Cook, Russell Dixon, Tom Bell,  and Teresa Myer for her great crew in social quarters all of their hard work on this event.    

A great time was had by all – and the golf committee – looks forward to hosting another successful 25th Annual Golf Tournament next Sept. 2020!  

Cobb Sherriff Department
Marietta Fire Department
Marietta Police Department
Uncle Pete Bagley
Uncle Pete and Wellstar

Golf Tournament – Sold Out

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

AUSTELL, GA.

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.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Click these links for the Tournament Hole Sponsorship and Donation Form and the Golf Entry Form.  Entry and payment are also available on our web page, www.post29marietta.org/golf . Direct all questions or inquires to golf@post29marietta.org .

Thank you,

Walter Cusick                                   Allen M. Rosenfield

Commander                                     Tournament Chairman

Horace Orr Post 29