August/September 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 continue to be fortunate to have member Zabrina Seay, the Wilson County VSO, to address veteran’s questions about claims and other related matters. We joined her and others Veteran Organizations for booth duty at the State/WC Fair @ Veterans Building.

We held an Executive Committee meeting on 2 August. On 9 August meeting we had three Guest Speakers.

Gaye Lynn Wilson, Wilson Rides. They help to preserve the quality of life and foster a connected community for older adults. Rides are free for veterans, their spouses, and household pets. Rides are to and from your residence and destination; both must be in Wilson County. https://wilsonridesinc.org/, 615‐622‐5557.

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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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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

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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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November 2021 Newsletter

Commander, Maxie C. (Max) WixFROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

The American Legion was founded in 1919 on fourpillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, NationalSecurity, Americanism, and Children & Youth.We hope that this newsletter finds you and yourfamilies healthy and doing well and want to wisheveryone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Post 281 Christmas/Holiday dinner will be held on 14Dec at the Rutland Senior Living Center Banquet Room.The Roast Beef or Vegetarian meal is $25 per couple. Inorder to finalize meals to be prepared, cut‐off is 14 daysprior, so please respond no later than noon 30 Nov. Asof this writing we have 52 participants signed up.Please send an email or text to Steve Iles This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 615‐419‐5009 or to me atemail/phone above. Those not already paid may do soat 5:30pm at the entry. Please get signed up ASAP...

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October 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and doing well. We publish our newsletter following each monthly meeting to keep you better informed. We are a little late in getting this out.

To keep our focus, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. These remain our goal for your post in our community.      

Membership remains as our strength and ability to meet our mutual obligations to the four pillars. We had 25 members in attendance.  We currently have 244 members.  We look forward to more members joining our gatherings in the future. We ask that membership dues be paid during our monthly meetings in person by cash or check. You may also pay by mailing dues payments to our PO Box 67 address above. Dues are $45. 2022 membership renewal began last 1 July.  

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June 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family and friends:    

We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and all doing well.  We hope most, if not all of you, will have received vaccinations for COVID and the Flu, as it is reported to be coming back strong.  

COVID‐19 Vaccinations continue at both VA TVHS campuses in Murfreesboro and Nashville and local medical facilities within Middle Tennessee.   

Over the Memorial Holiday weekend, we held our 9th Annual Honor America’s Flag Event, alongside the West Wilson Exchange Club at Jones Family Park in Mount Juliet.  We honored one of our members, John “Tennessee” Bev Spickard with a 50 Year Membership Certificate.  We also presented Certificates of Appreciation to Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, Mount Juliet Mayor James Maness, City Manager Kenny Martin, Police Chief James Hambrick, Fire Chief Jamie Luffman and Parks and Recreation Director Rocky Lee. All were recognized for continuously supporting our community veterans and youth, including Post 181 members, for years in multiple ways, events and endeavors, including tornadoes, flooding and pandemic...

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Tyler Cates Post 281 update for 24 September 2020

 

American Legion Tyler Cates Post 281 Officers and members will hold a community outreach session at the Lowes in Mount Juliet on Saturday, 26 September 8 am to 3 pm.  We will be recruiting for new members and seeking donations from the community to help with our projects to help veterans, youth and seniors. 

We will be joined by the Post 281 Auxiliary. They will be selling commemorative monument bricks to honor veterans.  These bricks will become part of a Military Wall of Honor to be located at Robinson Park 1246-1280 N. Mount Juliet Road.

We need members to assist with this effort. We will be following the CDC Guidelines and those of our state and local governments for the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will have a regular post meeting on 13 October from 6-8pm at the Senior Activity Center 2034 N. Mount Juliet Road

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