American Legion Post 36

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 1:30pm

As you all know by now, Post 36 is under new leadership. I am looking forward to working with Commander Robin Ford and her team as we continue to meet our mission of serving our veterans, community, children and youth. If you are a veteran and haven’t joined the Post, please consider doing that. Membership is important, whether you have time to be an active part of the post or by your financial support, to continue to accomplish our goals.

Over the years, Linc Sample has led the charge of putting the American flags on our telephone poles along Route 27 and through downtown Boothbay Harbor. This year, Ed Harmon, scouts Owen Perry and Blake Haley, led by Robin Ford assisted Linc in that effort. Seeing the American flags as you come into the Boothbay region demonstrates our citizens’ patriotism and love of this country regardless of the politics we are all so embroiled in. This tradition will continue but your financial support is critical! You can make your contribution by sending your check to: American Legion, Post 36, P.O. Box 874, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538. Be sure you write “Flag Project” in the memo line. These funds will only be used to procure the flags necessary to keep those flags flying!

Flag day was Tuesday, June 14. Typically, that is the day the Post holds the Flag Disposal Ceremony. This year, that ceremony was rescheduled to Saturday, June 18 June so it could be part of our Scout Pack 213 camping event being held at the Post. The event will start at 5 p.m. with the singing of the national anthem led by Doug Gimbel and is open to the public. This ceremony includes the proper folding of the flag and the meaning behind each fold. This year, the Scouts will lead this effort, supported by our Americanism Officer, Christopher Armstead.

Honor Flight is once again in the air! Two trips have already happened with trips scheduled July 29-31, Sept. 23-25 and Oct. 28-30. Honor Flight is about sending all veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Wall, Arlington National Cemetery, and many more sites that pay tribute to our military and veterans. Of course, WW II and Korean War era veterans have priority but we are now sending Vietnam veterans. Honor Flight is not just about those who actually participated in these wars, it is about all veterans who have served, even if you never left stateside. Signing to go on the flight is easy, just go to, scroll down until you see “Veteran Application.” Sign up online. You can always call the Hall 633-4487 and schedule a time to meeting with David Patch and he will help you fill out the application.

The Yard Sale is Aug. 6. This is a community yard sale. $25 will buy you a 10-foot by 20-foot section of the yard. Call the Post to participate.

The next breakfast is June 19. The next Post monthly meeting is July 11.