January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

As we enter 2020, we have a great opportunity to further our FOUR PILLARS of SERVICE.Happy New Year! As we enter 2020, we have a great opportunity to further our FOUR PILLARS of SERVICE.Let’s strengthen and grow our Post, so that we may:·

  • reach out to and provide assistance & comradeship to many more of our fellow Veterans.·
  • strengthen our relationships with the active Veterans’ organizations in Wilson County·
  • work closely with our Riders, Auxiliary, Honor Guard and Sons groups·
  • support our Baseball teams, Boy’s State candidates, JROTC, Scouts, and Oratorical candidate·
  • be active in our communityI look forward to Tyler Cates Post 281 having a great year.

Brenda J Thompson, Commander

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December 2019 Newsletter

From Commander Thompson: It is the time of year when we can relax and enjoy the efforts of our labor and the blessings of our family, our health, and our security that are provided by the great state and this great country that we all live in.

As an American Legion post, we’ve had an exciting year with some great strides and advancements of who we are and our position of commitment to our local community through our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The successes of our previous commanders have reaped benefits for the post and it is my strongest desire, as Post 281’s forth Commander, to continue that tradition.

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2020 Yearly Planning

Here is our 2020 Yearly Planning... * indicates action/decision point for Executive Committee and action officer

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November 2019 Newsletter

From Commander Thompson:

November is the month that everyone recognizes and celebrates Veterans. Of course, we in the American Legion do that every day. It is important that we take the opportunity to talk to those who did not serve, to our children and to our community, to help them understand why we are so proud or our service to our country – both in uniform and as a member of the American Legion...

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National Emergency Fund

Since The American Legion was founded in 1919 we have been actively involved in meeting the needs of both the community and American Legion family members. In the '20s, The American Legion entered into an agreement with The American National Red Cross, later called The American Red Coss, to assist them in disaster relief and fund raising.

The programe became known as The American Legion's Disaster Relief Program and worked in conjuction with The Red Cross for about 50 years. Over that time, The American Legion through its many local posts assisted our Nation's residents without housing assistance, food, supplies and cleanup after a number of major disasters.

Learn more about how you can make a difference by opening or downloading the National Emergency Fund PDF.

Non-VA Emergency Care Fact Sheet

At some time in your life, you may need emergency care. The attached document explains what VA might be able to do for you. When it is not possible for you to go to a VA Medical Center, you should go to the nearest hospital that has an emergency room. If you are in an ambulance, the paramedics will usually take you to the closest emergency room.

Check out this Fact Sheet to aid you your emergency situation.

Constitution & By-Laws Updated

Our Constituion & By-Laws have been updated as of November 1st, 2019.

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Mid Winter Conference 2019

Midwinter Registration Form - Department of Tennessee Mid Winter Conference 2, 3 & 4th of February, 2019

America's PrepareAthon Family Emergency Communications Plan

America's PrepareAthon Family Emergency Communications Plan is now available. Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare.

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Presentation of Poster from Wilson County Election Commission


Presentation of Poster from Wilson County Election Commission to the Tyler Cates - American Legion Post 281.