American Legion Post 36

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 8:00am

    This weekend is the Railway Village Fall Foliage Festival. The Legion family will have our booth there to provide information about the Legion and what we do. We will also be able to help veterans, or the next of kin of deceased veterans, who don’t have their discharge document, get their DD 214’s. Veterans who want to file claims for any medical issue they feel might have been caused by their time in the service and want to be represented by a Veteran Service Organization, we will be able to sign you up to be represented by the American Legion Department Service Officer at Togus. We will also be able to provide information relative to a veteran’s military honors when that time comes. There are a several programs available to help veterans in need and there will be information on what they are and how to get those services. Honor Flight Maine will have its last flight for the 2022 season this month and will resume in the spring. We will be able to sign up any veteran who is interested in going on a future trip. The goal is to get all Maine veterans to D.C. to see their memorials, regardless of when or where they served. So, just come on by and see what your Legion family is up to. No pressure to become a member, but if you do, we can sign you up ... no pressure honest! The tent and tables will be set up on Friday at 3 p.m. If you are available, it would be great if you could stop by at 3. The 10-foot by 20-foot needs six people to set up and we need to move the flags and stands from the Hall to the Railway Village.

    The first Game Night was held last Friday. The next one will be Oct. 28. So, if you have friends you want to play cribbage with, or have a foursome for bridge, come to the Hall on game night and enjoy the fun with others playing their favorite games. More information will be forthcoming but hopefully this will grow into an event the whole community looks forward to each month. A great way to beat the isolation that often happens during the dark hours of winter. If you have ideas for Game Night, contact the Post Commander, Robin Ford, at Commander@post36maine.org or call the Hall at 633-4487.

    We will start decorating outside the Hospice/Nursing wing (building 207) the week of  Nov. 13. We are looking for outdoor displays to make this year the best year every for bringing holiday cheer to the patients. If you have display items you would like to donate, contact the Hall at 633-4487 or email me at dapatch@roadrunner.com. The lighting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and everyone is invited.

    The next breakfast is this Sunday, Oct. 9 and the next meeting is Oct. 10.