Free Legal Clinic 7.10.2021

The Georgia Veterans Outreach Project will host a free legal clinic this summer on July 10, 2021.

They connect veterans in Georgia with lawyers for quick advice on most civil legal issues. Veterans will meet with lawyers by phone or computer to talk about their legal issues.

Veterans can come to an office in Gainesville to connect. If the veteran cannot come in person, they can connect by computer or by phone from their own home.

Lawyers will provide brief service on issues that include veterans and military benefits, family law, housing, and other civil legal issues. Lawyers will not help with criminal law issues. 

Please share this information with veterans and those who help veterans in your community. 

Contact Alex Scherr at scherr@uga.edu  if you have any questions about this event. Registration will open soon. 

Legion Installation 7.8.2021

There will be no General Meeting for July. The July meeting will be to conduct installation of officers for all family units. This meeting will be on July 8th. Dinner at 6pm, Meeting at 7pm. A band will play in the Social Quarters following the conclusion of the installation.

This meeting is by reservation, to ensure there is enough seating for all incoming officers. For further information, contact the Adjutant, Al Rosenfield.

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.

Vietnam Veterans Day 3.29

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

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.”

Service Dogs Available

There are many good organizations that train and provide service dogs to veterans, children with development issues, and others.

One such organization is Pawsitive Action Foundation, Inc., in Cherry Log, GA. This is not an endorsement, only a public service notice.

Due to COVID19, PAF is are experiencing low demand for dogs. As a result, they have plenty of dogs available for qualified beneficiaries.

If you or someone you know is interested in a service dog, you may contact them at pawsitiveaction.org or

pawsitiveaction@gmail.com or

404-506-3818

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.