Shepherd’s Men Clay Shoot

The Shepherd’s Men will host a Charity Clay Shoot at Barnsley Gardens on Friday October 8th. All proceeds go to support the SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center.

For those interested in attending the Charity Clay shoot, please visit this site.

For those wishing to volunteer at the Clay Shoot (lots of fun and great food) please enter your name on this list.

COVID Updates

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.

Memorial Dedication 7.17.2021

The Johns Creek Veterans Association is dedicating a plaza to Veterans of the War in Afghanistan, at the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk, on 17 July at 10:00 AM.  It’s located at New Town Park, on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek.  The guest speaker will be COL Graham White, Commander of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and son of Vietnam Vet, COL Rick White (USA Ret.).  All are invited.

Volunteers for Soldier Funeral

On July 11, 2021, local historians are having the funeral for a Fallen U.S. soldier. The remains of a Union Soldier KIA, have been found and Marietta will have a weekend celebration of his life from July 9-10 and then funeral at the Zion Baptist Church in Marietta Ga. On July 11.                                               

The funeral will begin at 3 P.M. Between 4:15 and 4:30 we will proceed to the Marietta National Cemetery down Lemon Street to Cole Street to the gate of the Marietta National Cemetery. It is the hope that we can line both sides of the streets with veterans.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Contact Brad Quinlin 21stohio@charter.net                                                        

for more information    

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.

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

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.

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.”