June/July 2022 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

We hope that this newsletter continues to find you and your family members healthy and doing well. We continue to support our community through The American Legion’s founding principles of four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.

We are fortunate to have the Wilson County VSO Zabrina Seay to address veteran’s questions about their claims or initiate a claim during our meetings. She was at the MJSAC on 31 May 2-5 pm to assist members.

Once again, we had Mrs Cynthia Brown, 615-574-9927 from Mid Cumberland Meals on Wheels addressed our members. http://www.mchra.com/meals-on-wheels She works out of the @ Mount Juliet Senior Activity Center. Anyone age 60 and older who is home bound, or meets the needs as determined by state guidelines, is eligible for Mid-Cumberland Meals-on-Wheels. She is soliciting help in delivery of nutritious meals to home bound seniors, including veterans. Training is provided and a background check is required before starting.

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Rebar setting time, 26 May, 0900, Clock Tower, Mt. Juliet train station.

 

 

Hey members, it's time to roll up your sleves, grab a 2.5 lb sledge hammer, some work gloves,  and come and join us.  The post is setting over 200 pieces of rebar as part of the Honoring American's Flag event, starting tomorrow, 26 May, 0900, at the Clock Tower at the Mt. Juliet train station.  

 

Come and join us.  

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10th Annual Honoring America’s Flag Display May 27-30, 2022.

To Our Mt. Juliet Legionnaires, Friends and Families:

The Exchange Club of West Wilson County and American Legion Post 281 are so excited to be hosting our 10th Annual Honoring America’s Flag Display May 27-30, 2022.

We will display our flags at the Town Clock Center / Train Station. This Flag event which will display 250 flags over a 5-day period is the most patriotic event in Mt. Juliet. Our Field of Flags is visited by approximately 500 people over a 5-day period.

In the past 9 years, we have raised over $120,000 and sold over 3,900 American Flags. All funds raised are given to many veterans, non-profits, and needy families in Wilson County.

Here are documents available for download: (PDF)

  • Sponsorship Letter - View
  • Flag Sponsor Form - View
  • America's Flag Display Event Flyer - View

May 2022 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends,

We hope that this newsletter continues to find you and your family members healthy and doing well. We continue to support our community through The American Legion’s founding principles of four pillars:

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.

We were fortunate to have the Wilson County VSO Zabrina Seay will answer veteran’s questions and addressed others with their claims. She will come back to the MJSAC on 31 May 2‐5 pm and address more claims for our members.

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281 Auxiliary Pancake breakfast, May 14th @ 8:00, Mt. Juliet Senior Center.

 

 

 

 

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Assembly of Flags for Honoring America's Flag, tomorrow, 12 May 0900, @ the Britt's home.

 

All 281 members,

We need a strong turnout of volunteers tomorrow for assembling the flags used in our Honoring America's Flag event, at Nancy and Barry Britt's home.    

 

Address for the Britt's home is: 291 Quill Road, Mt. Juliet, with a 0900 show time.    It's indoor work, and typically a good time of camaraderie.  Come join us!      

May 10th Post Meeting Agenda

 

 

Agenda for 10 May 2022, Tyler Cates Post 281 regular meeting at the MJSAC.

Starting at 5:00 pm, Zabrina Seay, our Wilson County Veterans Service Officer, is coming early to our regular meeting and will be available to work with any Veteran that is having difficulty establishing their service related health concerns with the Veterans Administration.  Bring all of your records from your service time and any doctor's statement you might have related to your health concern.   

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Tyler Cates American Legion Auxiliary Unit 281

Please support our American Legion Auxiliary unit 281 in their efforts of Veterans Support.

Thanks to your many contributions thus far, the need for hygiene items and trac phones has been filled. 

continues its commitment to 365 Days of Service to Veterans by assisting Nashville’s Operation Stand Down in its mission to Provide and connect Veterans and their families with comprehensive resources focused on transition, employment, housing, benefits, peer engagement, volunteerism and connection to the community … Engage. Equip. Empower Veterans. © 

 Current Needs List: Rain Ponchos New Socks are always needed. Kroger or Walmart Gift Cards - $10, 20, 25 or above can help a veteran purchase food or gas. 

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Mission BBQ @ tonight's Post 281 meeting.

 

Notice for all Post 281 members and all Veterans who would like to attend.   

 

Once again, the wonderful folks at Mission BBQ  at Opry Mills are providing food for tonight's meeting at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, starting at 6:00 PM.  Our Commander, and his Commander (Gloria), are adding to the meal and bringing dessert too.  All attending tonight will be assured to have plenty to eat.   If you've thought about inviting a guest veteran to attend with you, here's a great and tasty opportunity.   

 

March/April 2022 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

We continue to support our community through The American Legion’s founding principles of four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. We hope that this newsletter continues to find you and your family members healthy and doing well. At our next regular meeting on 12 April, we will be voting on new Officers for our Post for the coming year. We will accept additional nominations up until the call for the vote to take place. Following members were nominated, most by  outgoing officers, from those in attendance on 8 March 2022, and agreed to serve if approved. Members cannot nominate themselves.

  • Commander Max Wix (to remain)
  • 1st Vice Commander Dan Walker
  • 2nd Vice Commander Robert Hibbett
  • Adjutant Shawn Taylor
  • Finance Officer Stephen Iles (to remain)
  • Service Officer Mike Faoro
  • Chaplain David Hale
  • Sgt at Arms Elliot Tadych
  • Historian TBD

On 8 March meeting, we had two Guest Speakers, Dan Walker, Wilson County 10th District Commissioner and Phil LaPrad, Mobility Chairmen from the Murfreesboro Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 1089 Dan Walker spoke on the current state of Wilson County and presented a number of projects being worked on. Commissioner Walker’s topics included Budget Items; American Rescue Plan  Grant Funds; Employee Pay Plan Review; School Board Land Approval of the purchase of a 110-acre school site at Double Log...

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