September 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

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.

FROM THE COMMANDER:

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 ( myleigion.org ) 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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July 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family and friends As always, we hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and all doing well. Both VA TVHS campuses in Murfreesboro and Nashville and local medical facilities within Middle Tennessee continue to administer the COVID 19 vaccinations and Flu shots.

We continue to celebrate our community’s involvement and success with Memorial Day weekend 9th Annual Honor America’s Flag Event. We thank Nancy Britt and her family and the West Wilson Exchange Club for our continued dual effort.

As our community opens back up, we look forward to more members attending our monthly meetings and becoming involved in our various activities. We currently have 237 members. Please check your membership card to make sure it is current. It’s that time of year, 1 July annually, to start renewing your membership for 2022. Some of you have invalid information on in the American Legion database, addresses, emails, changed phone numbers, etc. Each member needs validate this data yourself and renew your membership at https://mylegion.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Home

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Honoring America's Flag, Jones Park, Mt. Juliet, this Memorial Day Weekend

 

 

Honoring America's Flag started off in a soggy way with the rain that flooded our area this morning, but many stayed the course and the opening ceremony was conducted at the planned time.  Honoring America's Flag event runs throughout the weekend and concludes on Monday, May 31st, at 2:00 PM.   Check out Channel 2 New and Channel 4 News at 5pm and 10 pm to see the coverage.   Come out and join us.  

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May 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family and friends:

We sincerely hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all doing well. We hope most, if not all of you, will have received the COVID-19 Vaccinations. We have sent numerous notifications on where you may get the vaccinations. This includes both VA TVHS campuses in Murfreesboro and Nashville and local medical facilities within Middle Tennessee.

We continue with our Post’s “Buddy Check” of all of our members. This program ensures all members are doing well and is not in need of our assistance. I am still seeking to develop a Phone Call Team to assist in this effort. This may include members who currently can’t leave their residences. These “Buddy Checks” are required to be done twice a year. So, expect phone calls, emails and letters asking to see how you are doing and requesting that you re-validate your contact information. You will need your membership number and password previously used to revalidate your address, phone and email information and renew at https://mylegion.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Home

We have 230 (96%) renewals of a 239 TN Dept Goal. Some members’ data remains invalid, including phone numbers disconnected or changed, leaving us to wonder as to the member’s status. Please check your membership card to make sure it is current...

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Max D. Anderson

 

 

 

Max D. Anderson Born near Davenport, Nebraska, in 1919, to John William Franklin Anderson and Lena Mabel Lambert Anderson, Max D. Anderson grew up on a farm near Springview. WWI had ended as well as the Great Influenza Pandemic. Barnstormers and Lindbergh’s flights had piqued Max’s interest in the new field of aviation. He learned to fly in 1938 over the objection of his parents who thought aviation a frivolous sport. Having enlisted in the Navy at the outbreak of WWII, Max was assigned to the naval air station in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he met Flossie, the love of his life. Their love and devotion to each other only grew over the next 76 years. 

Max’s aviation career began in the Navy. He instructed pilots at Cuddihy Field in Corpus Christi and flew the PB2Y, a flying boat, on supply missions over the Pacific during WWII. He became a corporate pilot, flying for Pearl Equipment Co., McDowell Enterprises, and Delta Coal Co. He also flew for the state of Tennessee. He enjoyed flying, believing that he flew in the best era of aviation. 

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Passing of our beloved Max Anderson

 

 

It is with great regret that we share the sad news of the recent passing of our beloved WWII veteran and member of our post, Max Anderson. Max was 102 years old. Final arrangements for his service have not been made, but know we will share it with the post when the details are completed. Pictured above is Max and his wife of 77 years, Flossie, from their marriage in 1944.

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April 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends We sincerely hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all doing well and most of you will have received your COVID-19 Vaccination or at least have it scheduled. We sent numerous emails and posted information on our website providing information on where and when you may get the vaccinations. This includes both local medical facilities and the VA TVHS campuses in Murfreesboro and Nashville.

We continue with our Post’s “Buddy Check” of all our members. This program ensures all members are doing well and are not in need of our assistance. I will be convening a Phone Call Team to assist me in this effort. This may include members who currently cannot leave their residences. The checks are required to be done twice a year. So, expect phone calls, emails and letters asking to see how you are doing and requesting that you re-validate your contact information. You will need your membership number and may revalidate your address, phone and email information and renew at https://www.legion.org/membership

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Walk-in vaccine clinics Tuesday, March 23 through Friday, March 26 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Nashville and Murfreesboro campuses.

 

Good morning members, update on Covid 19 vaccine 

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is hosting walk-in vaccine clinics Tuesday, March 23 through Friday, March 26 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Nashville and Murfreesboro campuses.

Enrolled Veterans of all ages are welcome to attend.

If Veterans have a vaccine appointment, please tell them to keep it. They’ll be seen at their slotted time. Enrolled Veterans who are unable to attend can request an appointment by signing up at VA’s Keep Me Informed tool. They will receive a confirmation email once registered. If they do not, please try again by selecting “continue without signing in.”

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TVHS expands COVID-19 vaccines to enrolled Veterans of all ages

FOR   IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 12, 2021

TVHS expands COVID-19 vaccines to enrolled Veterans of all ages

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is offering COVID-19 vaccines to enrolled Veterans of all ages starting Friday, March 12.

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March 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family and friends:

Here we go. We will meet on 9 March at the Senior Center in Mount Juliet 6-8 pm. Our Executive Committee and I have put in place plans for hopefully a better outcome in 2021. We sincerely hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all doing well and most of you will have received your COVID-19 Vaccination or at least have it scheduled. I have sent numerous emails to those have provided information on where and when to get the vaccinations. This include both local medical facilities and the VA TVHS campuses in Murfreesboro and Nashville.

The Mt. Juliet Senior Center has reopened for business and has welcomed our Post to hold its meetings again. By the way, they are selling Reverse Raffle Tickets for $50. Come join us on 9 March and purchase one...

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American Legion Auxiliary Annual Tree Sale, All trees $18.00

It's once again that time of the year when we think about Spring planting, and what better to plant than beautiful trees and shrubs. The American Legion Auxiliary in Mt. Juliet is having our annual tree sale for the 11th year and orders are now being taken.

Click here to download an order form for your convenience. Orders are being taken now through March 28th and payment MUST be received by March 31st. Pickup of orders is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until Noon, 1st Baptist Church, 735 N. Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

As in the past, all proceeds from this sale go directly to helping Veterans and their families and your support is greatly appreciated. I'll look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number listed in the order form.

P.S. If you receive this email more than once, I apologize as I may have you saved on different address lists.

For God & Country,

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