Most are aware we have been working on a limited shortened operational schedule. Based on updated guidance, as we have abilities to bring back activities, we will adjust schedules accordingly. Effective April 1, the Social Quarters will be open as follows:
Sunday 12-7pm Wednesday 11am-10pm
Monday 11am-7pm Thursday 11am-10pm
Tuesday 11am-7pm Friday 11am-10pm
Additionally, we will have the ability to bring back some limited style events. Sarah has been busy planning the following for April:
Braves Baseball Opening Game Day watch party Thursday, April 1. Atlanta Braves plays the Phillies 3:05pm, party starts 2:30. BEST BRAVES FAN Prize, come enjoy the FUN!!
Please note, the SQ will be closed Easter Sunday, April 4th so staff may be with family.
The Masters Final Round Watch Party Sunday, April 11, 2pm. We’ll be broadcasting all live coverage April 7-11 of the Master’s Golf Tournament events beginning with the Par 3 Contest Wednesday, April 7.
Friday LIVE Music is BACK for May 7-11pm. Stay tuned for updates for your favorite bands’ return.
Saturday April 10th will be Spring Cleaning Day at Post 29, weather permitting.
We welcome members from all the Family Units to come to the post from 8am-12pm to volunteer to clean, organize, and refresh our Legion Home.
We will be posting various projects, and taking volunteers. Each project will have a person in charge. If you have an idea for a project, or something you want to work on, please reach out to JVC Russ Wood. A signup sheet is posted in the Social Quarters.
We know you love our Legion Home. This is the perfect way to give back to the post that gives you so much. Take pride in our post and our building, and help us give the place a good refresh.
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.
CALLING OUT ALL GVVA MEMBERS to come celebrate our ANNUAL NATIONWIDE VIETNAM VETERANS DAY: MARCH 29th !
The GEORGIA VIETNAM VETERANS ALLIANCE Chapter 1 will conduct a short Ceremony behind the American Legion Post 29 for ALL VIETNAM VETERANS ON MARCH 29th at 5p.m. Please arrive at 4:30 to proceed to the flag pole at 5p.m. to remember all those who cannot be with us and gave their all for our country!
We will have a short presentation at the Flag Pole at 5p.m. out back below the parking lot and then we plan to have a gathering inside and on the porch to thank all VIETNAM VETERAS in our area so invite your friends and family and come to the post at 4:30 or whenever you can get there.
We’d love to fellowship and come together with FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! You don not have to be a VIWETNAM VETERAN to come join us. Open to all
Thank you and see you all there MONDAY MARCH 29th at 4:30pm
COVID restrictions have impacted all of our regular Veterans Day festivities. There will be no parade or meal this year.
We will conduct a small ceremony at 11am on Veterans Day. Weather permitting this will be held in the back of the parking lot, near our flag pole. Members are welcome to attend in a socially distanced manner. All regulations on “gatherings” will be enforced. We expect the ceremony too be complete by 113o, at which time the post will be open.
For Post 29 Members and approved guests, live music returns to our Social Quarters. This Friday, October 30th, we’ll have Greg Reid and Gene Barber from 7-10pm. Due to government regulations and social distancing, the dance floor will be closed, but you can still enjoy music, friends, and a beverage.
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!