Membership Action Required

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Thank you to all who have renewed your 2020 membership which expired December 31. We are a closed Post and you are required to have your current 2021 Membership Card on your person.  As of February 1, we will request all persons present your 2021 Membership Card prior to use of the Social Quarters, Game Room, and Card Room.  It is NOT too late to renew before February 1, any Social Quarters staff member can assist you.  After February, you may be required to start the application process over and risk losing cumulative membership years. It is only fair to our almost 900 Members, who have paid to Join or Renew for Legion Year 2021. We have nearly 300 Members from Membership Year 2020 that have not renewed as of yet.

     Thanks in advance for your support in this matter, your cooperation will be greatly appreciated !

Walt Cusick, Jr.

Commander

Legion January Meeting

I want to update our Membership that we will be having a General Meeting on January 7th at 5:30pm.  However, in light of the current COVID conditions we have decided not to present our 5K Race Donations at this meeting. We will present them individually to each Charity when they can accommodate us.  

The Meeting will be brief, the main purpose is to to vote in our new Members, some of who have been waiting since November. We will have a list of these names posted on the main  bulletin board in the Social Quarters for your review, if you so desire. If you have any questions or concerns please see me.

We need take to all the precautions necessary to protect our Members from COVID exposure. Thanks in advance for you support on this matter.

Tis The Season

              I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Post Family a Happy, Safe and Blessed Holiday Season! All of us on the Board thank you for all your support in helping us through these tough and unique times.  

               As  always, if there is anything we can do for you or your Family, please let us know. Lets make sure we take care of each other and get ready for the New Year 2021!  It is an Honor to be your Commander!

Walt Cusick, Jr

Commander

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.

Happy Trails Ol’ Roy

Our esteemed Chaplain, Roy Lantz, has packed his saddle bags and is riding off into the sunset. We appreciate his many years of service to the Legion, including two stints as our Chaplain.

Please join me in wishing Roy “Happy Trails” in his new life in Florida. Thanks for all you have done for veterans Roy! We won’t miss your corny jokes, but we will miss you.

We welcome Jim Wood, a young whipper-snapper with a wry grin and an awesome surname, as our new Chaplain. Please support Jim as he carries out his valuable duties.

Honoring Past Commanders

Prior to Veterans Day 2020 American Legion grave markers/flag holders were placed on the local graves of Past Commanders of Post 29 Marietta. Past Commander Bill Beaudin led this effort.

These grave marker/flag holders and American flags recognize veterans who served as Commander over the last 100 years.

Following is a list of local cemeteries and the names of Past Commanders buried there.

Mountain View Park Cemetery

A L Crowe (First Commander), Paul Baker, J. Guy Roberts, Charles Plunkert, Dr Lucius Atherton, John Heck, Horace Bagwell, Charles Oliphant, Fred Thompson, J W Barmore and Charles Wester

Kennesaw Memorial Park

Albert E. McCleskey, James T. Upshaw, Herbert Barfield, Cecil M. Dudley, C. Downing Copeland, George E. Osborne, Perry L. Purcell and Dexter R. Leslie

Georgia Memorial Park

Harry D. Lynch, Charles Les Cater, Rogers A. Wheeler

Haney Grove Baptist Cemetery

James E. Carson

Marietta City Cemetery

Fred Morris Sr.

Cheatham Hill Memorial Park

Paul Leslie Howard

Rose Hill Cemetery (Austell)

James I. Chapman Sr.

St. James Episcopal Cemetery

Harold O. Schilling

Social Security Money for Veterans

Veterans who are receiving social security benefits may be eligible for an additional amount as a result of their service. This is a relatively new, unknown benefit, so many of you may not be taking advantage of this.

The details are a bit complicated. Please read up on this at the website or flyer attached below.

https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement/planner/military.html

Download the flyer.