September 2021 Newsletter


Commander Max Wix - Tyler Cates Post 281

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and doing well. As we previously stated, we will be publishing our newsletter following each monthly meeting to keep you better informed.

The American Legion was founded In 1919 on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Our goal is to focus our activities on these in our community.

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Post meeting tonight, 14 September, Be There, Be Square. 



Post meeting tonight, 14 September, 2021


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Annual Picnic at Charlie Daniels Park, Saturday, September the 11th, starting at noon.  



Join us this Saturday the 11th at noon, as we gather with our families and friends to commemorate the significance of this particular day in our country’s history, while celebrating the common bond that we Veterans and Legionnaires share in our service to making this nation so great.  

Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bar-B-Que and the supplementary “fixins” supplied by the post.  Bring your favorite side dish to share with 6 to 8 others along with lawn chairs. 

Pavilion 2, Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet, starting at noon.   Entertainment provided by recording artist Forest Brandon (and a new post member too) ,  games, karaoke, and perfect weather to enjoy. 

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Membership Drive @ Lowes, Mt. Juliet, this Saturday Morning, 28 Aug




Plan on joining us with our membership drive at the Mt. Juliet Lowes, this morning, 28 Aug, from 8:00 am to Noon. 


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With deepest regrets, we mourn the passing of Sam B. Langham.




Samuel B. Langham Jr.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1923 – AUGUST 20, 2021

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August 2021 Newsletter

Our new publishing date for the Newsletter

Our new publishing date for the NewsletterIf you are accustomed to receiving and reading the newsletter via the internet, you probably noticed that we did not send it out before our August meeting. We are attempting to make the newsletter more informative and pertinent to the workings of our post and useful to you as our members. You can expect a brief reminder of the upcoming meeting with a brief agenda of the planned events to be “pushed” through our website to each subscriber. Then, after the meeting, we will summarize the meeting and post any additional information that pertains to the day-to-day business of our post shortly thereafter.


Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and doing well. As mentioned, we hope the later publishing of our newsletter following each monthly meeting will keep you better informed. In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Our goal as a post is to base all our activities and focus on promoting these pillars in our community. We were honored to have the following Guests: TN Department District Commander Bill Green. Also in attendance were Past Post 281 Commanders Lew Hightower and Brenda Thompson. There is no greater honor you may bestow upon a fellow veteran and their family than participating in ceremonies celebrating the life of a veteran and their service to our country. The total military honors rendered, from the 2010 inception of Post 281 Honor Guard Team, now stands at 400. A lot of effort and commitment went into this. This is quite a feat for a small post such as ours. (See the included article)...

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Post meeting, Tuesday, Aug 10th, @ 6 PM


Fellow 281 Members,


A quick reminder of our up coming meeting, tomorrow night (10th of August) at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, starting at 6:00 pm.   Yes, pizza and soft drinks will be available and the meeting starts after everyone has had a chance to enjoy some food and fellowship.  


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Reverse Raffle, Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Hermitage Golf Course


 For tickets, call any of the following members at the number listed: Will @ phone 615-319-2179, Demlar @ 615-364-3619, Steve  @ 615-419-5009, Max @ 615-626-4087, Keith @ 615-337-0005, Terry@ 615-519-6523, or Fred @ 615-598-8363 or can contact members of the Reverse Raffle committee by replying to the "contact me" at the top of the website


Mt. Juliet American Legion Post #281 invites you to participate in our 2021 Reverse Raffle. 

The Raffle is being held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Hermitage Golf Course at 3939 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory, TN, starting at 6:00pm with a buffet meal.  Funds raised during the raffle will help our post meeting our goal of giving back to the community of Mt. Juliet.  

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Update on MyLegion.Org online membership payment


Fellow Post 281 of Mt. Juliet Members,

The transition to the newer American Legion Website ( ) was supposed to occur at the beginning of our new 2021 calendar year.  We are still experiencing several issues with its “roll out” to where it is functioning correctly, but some of the basic tools and options are there.

YOU CAN PAY YOUR DUES FOR THE NEW 2021/2022 MEMBERSHIP YEAR ON THE MY LEGION WEB SITE.  If you will follow all their prompts and give them your credit card information , the membership payment works.  UNFORTUNATELY, if you choose that option, I do NOT get notified when you make your payment, as in the past.  Currently I must pull up a working information file (data base) and then I can see  an effective year with your file.  After your online payment, the record will reflect paid for 2022.  If you pay online, PLEASE send me a quick email and let me know by sending me a quick message at the "contact us" link on this site or by sending me an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  I will then mail your 2022 membership card to you and update my “hard copy” record too.   

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National Headquarters update on incorrect dues announcement.



This morning we experienced a technical issue with our email service provider and you may have received a renewal email from us with the incorrect membership dues amount. Please disregard this email.

Steps are being taken to eliminate this from occurring in future communications.
We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience. No further action from you is required. 
Thank you,

The American Legion


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