Cemetery Care 10.9.2021

Good morning, ALL!

It looks like we may be hosting the FINAL mow of the season this coming Saturday.  Please mark your calendars and let’s pray for good weather!

If anyone is able and willing to attend, we would definitely appreciate the help.  As always, muster will be 0800-ish and we’ll hope to be out of there as quickly as possible. 

Again, a special thanks to last month’s volunteers pictured below.

We would like to invite any and all available to help us clean up, mow, weed-wack, hedge trim, blow, and rake our Post adopted Cemetery.  As appropriately stated by Bill, “We owe it to The Veterans interned there to make sure families can visit their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice!”

If anybody can make it, please contact Jeff Garland (Garland, Jeff Jeff.Garland@amerisbank.com) so that we can get an accurate count as to who may or may not be able to assist.  We surely would appreciate the help.

Shiloh Cemetery is located at the intersection of Barrett Pkwy and Dallas Hwy.  SEE BELOW

https://goo.gl/maps/TVkFVYhtEj4nxhkX8

This should get you there.  The cemetery is behind the Subway/Dunkin Donuts on Dallas Highway, right at the corner of Hwy 120 and Barrett Pkwy.  The gate to the cemetery is between the Shell Station on the corner and the Subway which is in the strip center right next door.

Spring Cleaning 04.10.2021

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.

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

Graveyard Shift

Good Afternoon, Graveyard Shift!

This coming Saturday (07 Nov 2020) we will plan to muster @ 0800(ish) for no longer than ninety minutes to assist with the clean-up efforts for Maloney Springs Cemetery (https://goo.gl/maps/29mqSi6tRaymQBrW7).

A special shout out/thanks to the crew from last week for the end of the season gathering at Shiloh Cemetery…

(From L to R; front row – Robert King, Olga Noel, Roy Lantz, Victoria Turney; second row – Jim Hickey, Gary Damm, David Thomas, Michael Vigdorov, Sherri Dombi; back row – Bill Beaudin, Wally Wallace, Mark Henley, Wayne Hudson, Jim Wood, and Bill DeLamater.  Not shown; Gail Evilsizor)