March 1, 2020
"For God and Country"
Monthly Meeting- March 3rd @7pm
Riders Meeting-March 14th @10am
A Dinner and a Laugh- May 16th @6pm
Road Trip to Bedford- June 6th @ 7am
Contact John Ragsdale for information
BINGO- Every Thursday @ 6:30pm
Volunteers arrive at 5pm
Contact Lew Skerry to volunteer
NRA Basic Firers Safety Course Dates:
*Contact John Kirkpatrick for details*
A Word from our Honor Guard
Another very quite month for our Post Guard. We once again provided a Color Guard for the Ron Rosner Home School Fitness program's annual "Run-a-thon" event. Long range for the Guard has us scheduled to provide Colors to the Harrison Road Elementary school's DARE program graduation in early April.
As always, the Post Guard is looking for new members to join our ranks. If any member is interested in becoming a Guard member, see me at the monthly meeting or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain, Post 320 Honor/Color Guard
American Legion Riders
Message from Chapter 320 Director
Please be sure that you turn in your February Miles & Hours to me asap.
The next Chapter meeting will be at the Post on the 14th of March at 10am.
The Post is also doing a “Food” drive at the local Giant at Harrison Crossing starting at 8am through to 1 pm, on the 14th .
As the Eastern Region ALR Director, I will be hosting my ‘Spring’ meeting at the Post on the 22nd of March, starting at noon. I am having the event catered ($10 a plate). The Department In-State Legacy Ride meeting will follow at noon.
I would ask that “ALL” chapter members that can attend this event, please do so. It will allow us/you to meet other Chapter members and those from across the state that will be there for the ISLR meeting.
The Post will be taking Post members and guests down to Bedford VA to visit the WWII museum and WWII Memorial, the same one the first Allied Friendship Ride stopped at four years ago. The Post has requested the Chapter provide an escort detail down to Bedford. There is still some planning that has to take place, but this is our Post and I feel that we should get as many chapter members to participate on the escort mission as we can. Stay tuned for updates.
We are just under 66 days until we depart on this year’s AFR journey down to the Outer Banks. Time to start putting your gear together and getting your bike checked out and ready for the trip. Andy will be sending out the route info soon, but don’t wait until the end of April to get your stuff and yourself ready. Get in some 1 to 2.5 hour rides and make sure you’re physically ready to go.
This year’s Some Gave All will be on the 31 st of May, and again we need all Chapter Members to show-up and pitch in with getting the ride participants into the parking lots at Spotsylvania High School and out in a safe manner.
I will have information on the States ISLR and Rally at the meeting on the 14th of March. At the Post in the Social Quarters at 10am.
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Chapter 320 ALR Director
Community Yard Sale
April 4th 2020
Community Yard Sale
Volunteers, Vendors and Guests needed
Booths are $20 each and $10 for extra lots
Breakfast is being served as well!
Contact Lew Skerry for details
Military Holidays and Observances
Month of the Military Caregiver
During the Month of the Military Caregiver, Americans recognize and honor military caregivers’ sacrifices and successes.
March 3, 2019 - Navy Reserve Birthday
March 5, 2019 - Seabee Birthday
March 10, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time begins
March 13, 2019 - K 9 Veterans Day
In the News
Post 320 hosts annual remembrance ceremonies
American Legion Post 320 recently held its annual Post Everlasting and Four Chaplains ceremonies. Post Everlasting is the remembrance of Legionnaires who passed away in 2019. The Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Lake Chancellor Service Unit participated in the Post Everlasting Ceremony as part of their World Thinking Day. Girl Scouts presented the colors to start the event.
The Four Chaplains, also referred to as the “Immortal Chaplains” or the “Dorchester Chaplains,” were four World War II chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on Feb. 3, 1943. The Dorchester was a civilian liner converted for military service in World War II as a War Shipping Administration troop transport. It was able to carry slightly more than 900 military passengers and crew.
The Four Chaplains presenters were Army Chaplain Col. Robinson, American Legion Post 320 Chaplain Gus Taylor, American Legion Post 320 Commander Wanda Covington–Ragsdale and Chaplain Brenda Locke.
AMERICAN LEGION: Post 320 members attend Children's Expo
American Legion Post 320 members hosted a booth at the Fredericksburg Children’s Expo to spread the word about the youth programs that the American Legion has to offer.
The American Legion has a proud tradition of supporting our nation’s youth. The organization was founded on the principle in 1919, when Children & Youth was declared one of the legion’s four pillars. In the years since, a number of youth-oriented programs have been developed, including Temporary Financial Assistance, Family Support Network and child safety and wellbeing programs.
The American Legion has been a strong advocate for children and youth since its inception. This steadfast dedication has never wavered and continues to be a driving force on behalf of children across the country today.