Commander - Mike Seymoure
1st Vice Commander/Historian - Paul C. Blake
2nd Vice Commander/Chaplin - Phyllis Mooney
Finance/Adjutant Officer - Robert C. Adams
Post Service Officer - Archie Davies
Sergeant-at-Arms - George Barkovich
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms - Thomas Lynn
Judge Advocate - Ken Walden
Past Commander - James Moore
The installation of NEW Officers was on Thursday, May 23rd.
Please contact STEVE HADDAD at (269) 330-3647 for information, pricing, and availability.
Parade kicks off at 1 from the Paw Paw Middle School.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DINNER - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th - $7 get you a real nice meal. Kids 5 and under are FREE with a paid adult.
As of August 2019 membership requirements to join the American Legion
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.
**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
Legislation signed into law on July 30 opens Legion membership to hundreds of thousands more veterans. The Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service LEGION Act allows any honorably discharged veterans who’ve served since Dec. 7, 1941, to join the American Legion and access its programs and benefits. Congress chartered and incorporated the American Legion in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Previously, military veterans who served in periods of peacetime between wars were not eligible for membership, according to a release. “We are proud to welcome any of the six million living veterans from the previously unrecognized periods into our organization and call them ‘Legionnaires,’” said national Legion Commander Brett Reistad. The bipartisan effort was made early this year through legislation introduced in Congress in the House and Senate. When applying for membership, prospective Legionnaires and recruiters should write ‘LEGION Act’ in the eligibility date section of American Legion membership applications if they fall outside the previous seven war eras, Brett said. “The larger pool of veterans now eligible for the American Legion will also open their family members to eligibility in the Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary,” Brett said.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.
Meetings on the third Thursday of each month downstairs at 7:30 pm.
Commander: Hank Bostic
1st Vice: Paul Blake
Adjutant: Chad Rife
Finance: James Alden
Chaplain: Robert Adams
Sargent at Arms:
Meetings on the third Thursday of each month upstairs at 7:30 pm.
President: Betsy Peck (269) 270-9527
Secretary: Sheila Nichols
Finance: Sheila Nichols
Chaplain: Wanda Nolan
Sargent at Arms: Katherine Blake
President: Cathty Arrans
Vice President: Marie Center
Secretary: Laura De Roo
Finanical Secretary: Betty Shafer
Treasurer: Cindy Alderman
Rifle RAFFLE - 100 tickets to be sold at $10 each. drawing to be held on Veteran's Day. Tickets are going fast get your while you can.
Poppy Sales to benefit the BLUE STAR Christmas mailings is set for Nov. 9th.
The ongoing event of raising funds for postage to send packages to our Troops.
They are also excepting donations of items to send to our Troops.
We would love you to be our guest so stop by any of our weekly events.
Please feel free to visit us during our Friday night BINGO and/or the Sunday morning breakfast functions at the Post.
P.O. Box 19, 115 North Niles Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079, US
The American Legion meetings are as follows; the EXECUTIVE is held at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month prior to the Regular Membership meeting that is held on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at 7:30 pm.
The Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.
The VFW meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month, at 7:30 pm.
Blue Star Mothers meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Open to all who wish to pursue the medical field. Must be a high school graduate from an eastern Van Buren County high school or live in eastern Van Buren County
Deadline: January 5, 2020
Deadline: January 5, 2020
Law Officer of the Year
We have a drive on to raise funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) for the Post Hall. These items aren't cheap so we are asking for your help of a donation of any size. This may save a life and wouldn't you feel great knowing you help purchased one for the Post Hall.
We are as of March 2018 we are just over the $600 mark toward our purchase of a A.E.D. We like to thank those who have supported us so far in this task and goal for a A.E.D. for the hall. We still have a long way to go to reach a purchase price of $1500.
Congratulations to George Guritz on his trip to Washington D.C. on the Talons Honor Flight. World War II veterans have priority on flights and if room Korean Veterans can go.
The trip is FREE for the Veterans but costs the Guardian $500. If you would like to DONATE to our Talons Flight Guardian Fund you may send it to the above Post 68 address"ATTN: Talons Flight Guardian Fund". In the MEMO area on your check be sure to enter Talons, Flight Guardian Fund. Any donation toward this fund is very helpful.
Need help in signing up for a Talon Flight contact Bob Adams. Information required for application is the nearest relative, contact person for emergencies, a list of medications, and a copy of discharge. You can also have a family member go as a guardian. A guardian is a person that will care for you for the day. A wheelchair will be provided if it is necessary.
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