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Commander's Corner

 


I am starting this Commander’s Corner with a huge THANK YOU to all of our legion
family members who donated food for the Thanksgiving Basket food drive. Because of
your donations we are able to double the number of families that will receive food for a
Thanksgiving meal this year.

Not only that but we gave the First Sergeant’s Operation Warm Heart a donation of $2,000 to
assist them in providing our troops with help for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also donated
$500 to the American Legion Child Welfare Fund, $150 to Memorial Day Foundation to purchase
wreaths that will be placed at graves of our American Military buried overseas, and $150 to
Wreaths Across American to place wreaths at gravesite across America. Speaking of Wreaths Across America,
we will be receiving donated wreaths at Parkway Cemetery (Carl Vinson Parkway) and will need volunteers to
place them on 17 December at 9 am.

So, we only need 122 more members to renew by 31 Dec to make 100%. For those of you who have
renewed THANK YOU. For those that have not let me give you some good reasons to do so.
The American Legion has almost 2 million members. What does that do for you? As a member, when the
American Legion lobbies for legislature that will help our veterans, numbers count big time. The recently
passed PACT Act is just one example of how your legion is helping our veterans. Your legion also provides
scholarships for your children and our National Emergency fund helps you in times of disasters.
But most of all our post is here if you need to talk to another veteran who has met the same challenges in life
that you are experiencing. We are in the process of putting together a Buddy Check program where a member
will call you, if you want, just to say hi and make sure you are okay. If you which to be added to this program,
please send an email to alpost172@gmail.com with your name and phone # and we will add you to this
program. If you want to us help calling people, let us know by using the same email address above.
Starting Monday 28 November, we will be asking for donations for Christmas. A list will be sent out at that
time.
And speaking of Christmas, your legion Christmas party will be held Friday 16 December, 7 pm till ??  Check out our flyer under the Photo Gallery - Event Flyers.


I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Please be safe if you are traveling.

Commander Karin


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