- WILLIAMS POST 206, Inc.
The American Legion, Department of Maryland
Mailing address: P.O. Box 428, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland 20732
3330 Chesapeake Beach Road
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
CONTACT THE POST VIA EMAIL
301.855.6466 ~ 410.257.9878 Fax 410.257.0890
VETERANS' DAY IS NOVEMBER 11, 2014
It seems fitting to remember the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo which was in April of 1942.
Special thanks to Pat McCoy for forwarding the following to us so it can be shared with
the Legion Family
A new key card access system has been installed. Distribution of the new cards will be through your Post affiliation (Legion, Aux., SAL). The initial card will be free of charge. Replacement cards (lost, broken, etc.) will be $5.00.
Officers will be available to issue new cards Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 3 pm to 7 pm. and Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm from now till Nov. 1, after which time it will be the members responsibility to make arrangements to be issued one. Please bring your 2014 or 2015 (Early Birds) membership card with you.
If you visit the Post on days not listed above and there is an officer available, we will be glad to get you your new card. Ask for:
September 29, 2014:
Note: The following was received be us from Rosalie Russell, who, as you all may know has been running Operation Shoebox for years. From time to time we hear from our thankful troops, and we are pleased to relate her version of the following conversation to all. Please keep supporting this valuable program. See more info at: http://alpost206.org/shoebox.html
Sunday, 9/28/14 at approximately 1:15 Frank Purdy came up to get me while I was working a district meeting for the ladies auxiliary to tell me I have a young man on the phone that was calling me from Korea.
I took the call immediately. It was from Sgt. Aaron Zills. He wanted to personally thank me and the American Legion for all the boxes they have been receiving. He proceeded to tell me that the boxes are very much appreciated by all the troops. He says it really helps boost the morale for them to receive such packages from home. He has been there for 4 years and will return home in December when he retires. The unit will remain there and he will give me a forwarding name upon his departure. They are stationed 15 south of the dmz.
That was such a special call for me to have received. I was told it was 2:15 in the morning when he was making the call. It was around 1:15 this afternoon when he called me. This call was such a great reward for the job i am doing (Operation Shoebox).
I told him if there was anything they would like us to send to please let us know, and I would try to get it for them.
I was blessed today to have talked to one of our recipients who is defending us and for him to call and thank the American Legion and myself.
THANK YOU ROSALIE!
Stalling Williams Post 206 Post 206 will again be a US Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots drop-off location during the 2014 season. Toys for Tots will be collecting new unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages newborn to 17 years old, and accept monetary donations for the purpose of purchasing toys during the months of October, November and December. These toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in Calvert County, MD.
by the Post with your toys for this worthy annual event.
Other scheduled events are as follows:
Saturday 11/29 Toy Collection Drive @ Walmart in Prince Frederick 9 a.m. - noon (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Friday 12/12 Collections of donations
Saturday 12/13 Set-up for Distribution @ Commercial Vendor Bldg, Calvert County Fair Grounds 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/14 Main Distribution @ Commercial Vendor Bldg, Calvert County Fair Grounds 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 12/12 Final collections of donations
Saturday 12/20 Final Distribution (Location TBA) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Maryland's own Selected by National Headquarters
to be the Firefighter of the Year!
Congratulations to Sara Shaffer of Chesapeake Beach
See the letter HERE
See the National Recognition Event Here
STEAK NIGHTS ARE BACK! See Post Events Calendar below for
dates and details.
POST EVENTS CALENDAR
FULL SCREEN VERSION HERE
For Hall Rental Calendar, click HERE,
POST 206 LINKSPost Events Calendar
Get your evnet on the calendar
to Everyone who helped make the 2014
HERE for a few pictures
Severna Park Post 175 Special Event for Wounded Warrior Project - August 23rd. See Flyer Here
Most Recent Newsletter in PDF format
American Legion Weekly, July 4, 1919 - the first
Legion Department of Maryland Links:
American Legion Department of Maryland Home Page
American Legion National Headquarters Links:
Letter from Commander to POTUS re VA Situation
National Headquarters Home Page
National Commander Koutz on
Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW)
Latest American Legion on-line Update
American Legion CareersCenter
The Burn Pit (News, opinion, and discussion on current events of interest to veterans and their families)
The American Legion 2013 Concolidated Repost - "By The Numbers"
OF MARYLAND RESOURCES
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Maryland Department of Veterans' Affairs is an excellent resource to learn about programs for vets and their families.
VISIT THEIR WEBSITE HERE.
MDVA News and Announcements
Special AnnouncementsRemember those old newsreels that used to be shown at the movies? Well, the entire British Pathe News Collection is now on-line on YouTube.
CPR CLASS BEING FORMED:
CPR TRAINING through our Post. If anyone is interested, contact Andy Charland, Post Service Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
See a Great Vietnam War Commemoration Web Site
History, Stats, and Search the Wall.
General Assembly and Senate
2014 Regular Session bill profile
Information current as of February 14, 2014
MD Veterans Bills Update #6
February 26, 2014
MD Veterans Bills Update #7
March 7, 2014
Maryland Legislative Update #9
March 14, 2014
Maryland Legislative Update #10
March 28, 2014
November 25, 2013
Anyone with a smartphone and a bar code app can scan any Department of Veterans Affairs identification card issued since 2004 and the cardholder's Social Security number immediately pops up on the screen. The Department of Veterans Affairs published warnings about the veterans information cards (VICs) on their website in 2011 and again in July, 2013. The alert states, "Some barcode readers, including those available as applications on cell phones, can scan the bar code on the front of the card, and reveal the veteran's social security number." VA has begun to work on a new type of card, which will not contain a Social Security number. Meanwhile, veterans should treat their current ID cards as just a careful as they do their Social Security card to prevent identity theft.
Russell W. Myers Jr.
Adjutant, The American Legion
Department of Maryland
101 N. Gay St.
Baltimore, Md 21202
(410) 752-1405 (ofc)
(410) 752-3822 (fax)
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