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

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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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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!      

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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.   

 

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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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National Vietnam War Veterans Day 29 March 2022

 

 

Dear Post 281 Members and Veteran Friends, 


It is a day America has set aside to respect our Vietnam Veterans. For those who answered the call when their country needed them, who bravely fought in foreign lands, we all sincerely say "Welcome Home."

All Vietnam Era Veterans get a FREE Sandwich

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Reverse Raffle, $5,000 Grand Prize, Mt Juliet Senior Activity Center, April 9th, 2022

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Legion Members Special Membership to the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center

Legion Membership in MJSAC

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Phil LaPrad, VVA Mobility Chairman

 

 

Phil Laprad, Mobility Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans of America, (VVA) Chapter 1089 of Rutherford County, is a veteran who is serious about continuing to serve his country, his community, and fellow veterans. 

Phil and his crew install chair lifts, exit/entry ramps,  handicap ramps and chair lifts for vehicles, handicap beds and bathroom aids, and assemble hospital beds in homes.  Phil also services used mobility scooters and installs vehicle carriers.  He also helps maintain handicap equipment with follow-on servicing for veterans and their family members who cannot qualify for service by the VA. It may be a temporary solution, but if nothing else he’ll do what he can until the VA can take over.  Phil and his crew also collect older mobility equipment, like beds and ramps, and services them to be used by another veteran.  Often, Phil and his crew provide help to veterans before the VA can get the approval process.   

There is no cost to veterans.  

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January/February 2022 Newsletter

Update From Commander Max Wix

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 finds you and your family members healthy and doing well.

On 8 and 9 January, Adjutant Ward, Service Officer Hibbett, member Mike Moss and I participated in the Tennessee Department Midwinter Conference held in Murfreesboro. We took part in various sessions of being presented. Our Adjutant Terry Ward is also the current TN Department Oratorical Chair. He presented the upcoming Oratorical Contest details for attendees.

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Mayfield, Kentucky American Legion Post 26 Donation

Legion Post 281 Members and Friends, 


All of you know about the devastation that occurred in Mayfield, Kentucky last month, just before Christmas, resulting from the tornadoes. American Legion Post 26 of the town of Mayfield was deeply affected.  Their building was all but destroyed along with the rest of the downtown area.  As you would expect of former military guys and gals, the members of that post have united to serve affected members and the many citizens that were deeply impacted, while they personally attempt to recover as well. I am proud to report that many Legion posts from across the country have donated as well. 

My Uncle Darrel Snow, a Korean War era veteran, was a member of American Legion Post 26 of Mayfield.  I proudly wore my American Legion service cap at his funeral and teared up when I offered a final salute to an uncle and fellow veteran as he reported to “The Post Everlasting”.   He was a proud American.   As with all veterans, we share a bond of dedication to our country, our communities, and to each other. 

We, members of the Mt. Juliet American Legion Post 281, want to reach out and offer our empathy to the community, so we are giving a cash donation of $500 to Legion Post 26 of Mayfield, to be given to whomever the Post deems to be in need.  Other members from Post 281 of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee are donating additional sums, as well.  If anyone would like to join us, for whatever amount, please let me know via Facebook private message, or through our www.mtjulietalpost281.com website “contact us,” and I’ll add it to our total donation.  

I’m taking a check to Post 26’s Commander this coming week.  I know he will be grateful for whatever is given. 

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December 2021 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 finds you and your families healthy and doing well. We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and that everyone has healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

Post 281 Christmas/Holiday Dinner was held on 14 Dec at the Rutland Senior Living Place Banquet Room. The Roast Beef or Vegetarian meals were lauded upon by all in attendance. We had 72 in attending.

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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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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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