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VA Support Program
to More Veterans, Spouses. Click here
to read about it.
Operation Shoe Box
A Special Salute to ROSALIE
RUSSELL whos tireless efforts are making Operation
Shoebox a resounding success. Operation Shoebox is a way to
our troops overseas. For a list of items needed, click HERE
The following was
received from a service member deployed in Afghanistan. It
demonstrates the importance of our Legion Family's involvement in this
vital program. A special thanks goes to Rosalie Russell and
Auxiliary helpers for representing Post 206 so well. We urge
members to continue to support this valuable effort.
(phone card information is at the bottom of this page).
To Rosalie Russell,
would like to thank you and the members of the American Legion
Auxiliary Unit # 206 for your kind and thoughtful care packages as part
of Operation Shoe Box. The items were well received by myself as well
as the Soldiers who I have deployed with here in Afghanistan.
items you sent were perfect for a deployed unit, a small amount of the
essential personal hygiene items, snacks, as well the items for
entertainment. So many times when first time deploying Soldiers receive
packages from family and friends they are chocked full of the same
items. And in the past so much of it would go to waste, because you can
only drink so much Gatorade. Your packages made it very easy to hand
out to the Soldiers because it contained those little items, and things
they didnít already have.
I would also like to thank you
for the various elements of reading material you sent along with the
packages. For I am the only one close to Chesapeake Beach area I found
it very amusing that the two issues of the Calvert Gazette had articles
about two of their local restaurantís. One of which I held my wedding
reception in and the other we used as a meeting place for friends and
family that came from out of town for our wedding. It was nice to see
both businesses doing well in these troubling times. So those items
touched me more than others. With that please also extend our thanks to
Mr. Richard Canter for the several magazines he provided as well.
letters and notes for the school children were also well received, it
becomes very hard to keep up with all the correspondence we have sent
to us by all the different students of my Soldiers friends, family, and
even their own kidís schools. I believe we have gotten more mail from
them than I have ever seen in my over 20 year career.
would like to thank you for the thoughts and prayers, updates on life
back home. I would like to also to inform you that my unit will be
redeploying soon and that we request that your efforts be spent on
those Soldiers that remain here after we have departed. Some of the
efforts here will be drawing down with in the near future and I would
hate to have your care packages go to waste.
SFC James M. Belt
352nd MP CO Det 3
ANA OJT OIC
River Valley Ranch has established the
"SSG Chris Swanson Military Camper Fund" in partnership with our
Foundation to help send their children to camp through full or partial
scholarships. Click here
Read these! THIS my
friends is what the American Legion
Post 206 is all about!
desire a copy of the quarterly newsletter, and you do not have a
computer (then how are you reading
this?), the Post will still mail the newsletter to you, but
you will have to mail a letter to the Post at P.O. Box 428 Chesapeake
Beach, Maryland 20732, Attn: Newsletter and ask to continue to receive
the newsletter by mail, otherwise it will be
available here on the Post's website or at the Post. Thank you.
Did you know the hall upstairs is
available for anyone to rent? And at a rate better than any other hall
of the same quality in the area? For hall rental information,
call THE POST
or email the Webmaster (email@example.com), and Ms Kyle Mansfield (firstname.lastname@example.org). Go to the hall
rental web page for pictures and more information.
Military Exchange Prepaid Calling Cards
The Department of
Defense Military Exchanges
have been authorized to sell prepaid calling
cards to individuals and organizations
who wish to purchase these cards for our troops serving overseas in Operation
Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Military Exchange Global Prepaid Calling Cards are being offered for sale to
customers not otherwise authorized to make purchases through the Exchange Online Store.
to this website to purchase them: https://thor.aafes.com/scs/default.aspx
ARTICLES WORTH READING:
Legion update regarding Illegal Immigration
-- John McCain remarks about the Pledge
here to read it.
-- Servicemembers Missing From WWII Now Listed In
Electronic Database - Click here
for more information.
here to read about an under-used, special monthly pension
benefit called Aid and Attendance.
here to read about a new scholarship for returning veterans.
-- Important Legislative
here to read the latest legislative
update from Washington!
Announces National Suicide Prevention Hotline