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8456 Brock Road, Spotsylvania, VA

SPOTSYLVANIA POST 320

January 2nd 2019

"For God and Country"

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Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting- January 7th @7pm
Riders Monthly Meeting- January 11th @ 10am
Post Everlasting Ceremony- Feb. 1st @10:15am
Four Chaplains Ceremony- Feb. 1st @ 10:40am
Super Bowl Party- Feb 2nd
Fredericksburg Children's Expo- Feb 8th- 9th
Community Yard Sale- April 4th

Reoccuring Events:
BINGO- Every Thursday @ 6:30pm
Volunteers arrive at 5pm
Contact Lew Skerry to volunteer
540-907-1966

NRA Basic Firers Safety Course Dates:
January 14th
1700-2100
February 11th 1700-2100
*Contact John Kirkpatrick for details*

A Word from our Honor Guard
December has come and gone and the end of the year is upon us. The Post Guard once again participated in the annual Spotsylvania Christmas Parade along with our Legion Riders and a good time was had by all. Upcoming in the new year will be our Post Everlasting & 4 Chaplains ceremony. These events will take place at the Post on Saturday, 1 Feb 2020. Here is the schedule of events:
0930: Commander, Adjutant, Chaplain & Guard members arrive at Post for walk through of ceremony
0930-1015: Social time (coffee, drinks, finger foods)
1015-1030: Post Everlasting ceremony
1040-1115: 4 Chaplains ceremony
1115-1200: Social time, clean up/depart Post (coffee & desserts)
It is requested that Post members bring either a 'finger food' and/or dessert to share with everyone. 
Anyone wishing to join the Post Guard can contact me via email at bamog812@comcast.net or see me at any of the regular monthly meetings.
Bruce Mogensen
Captain, Post 320 Honor/Color Guard.

American Legion Riders

Message from Chapter 320 Director

Hello Riders!
No meeting this month. Please attend monthly post meeting on January 7th.
Keep up to date with our Facebook page:

Facebook page:  American Legion Riders Chapter 320 - Spotsylvania, VA
Chapter email: vaalrchapter320@gmail.com 

Tim Walters 
 Chapter 320 ALR Director

Photos from Christmas Parade

Military Holidays and Observances

January Military Calendar

Martin Luther King Jr's Day - January 20
Vietnam Peace Day - January 27

 

Message From the Commander


It has been an interesting year for Post 320. We had a change to not only our Commander position, but also our 1st Vice, 3rd Vice, and Adjutant. Then, with a donation of a beer cooler; the opening of our Canteen. We are now looking for fresh ideas on how to raise funds for the Post to help us, not only improve the post, but also better support our fellow veterans, children, and
community.
I would like to send a huge thank you to those of you that come out and continuously support the post’s activities. This goes to our Honor Guard, to the members who support Bingo on Thursday nights, Jr Shooters on Wednesday nights (to include the tournaments) and those members who come out and help with the food drives that support the food pantry year around and food baskets during the holiday season. I am thankful for all our members, because without you, this post would not exist.
For those who attended our Children’s Christmas Party and/or Post Christmas Party, thank you for attending and participating. The Children’s Christmas Party had 15 children attend. They received candy canes, cookies, a story from Ms. Elf, and a gift from Santa. We also had approximately 45 members who took part in our Post Christmas Party. This would not have been possible without the support of our members who took time out of their busy holiday
schedules to donate their dollars, cooking and/or baking skills, and decorating the hall. Events like these are not possible without volunteers. Your support is very important and I am very grateful for your continued support. Thank you.
May you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wanda Covington-Ragsdale
Post 320 Commander

Children's Christmas Party/Post Christmas Dinner

Chaplin's January Message

BLESSED WITH A HOPE AND PROMISE FOR A GLORIOUS FUTURE
     Abraham experienced drought and war in his day, but it did not affect him. He was blessed by God in the midst of it. At the end of his life, he was rich in all things. He was blessed because God gave him a covenant of blessings. You have this same covenant in Christ.
    We have been promised a glorious future no matter what is happening in the world around us. We are created to make a difference and to bring light into the darkness. We are to influence the world, and not the world to influence us.
    In Christ, we are actually a heavenly being living in the earth and not an earthly being trying to get into heaven. For sure there will be shaking in the earth, but God has promised to keep us in His blessings in the midst of it. He will bless us with His presence, goodness, protection, provision, and love.  Jesus said that there would be tribulations in the world, but we can rejoice because He has overcome the world (John 16:33).  He wants us to remember that although we are in the world, we are not of it (John 17:16).  We are heavenly children with a very glorious future!  Live it to the fullest without any fears.


God Welcomes Our Honest Prayers
           "O Lord God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven and earth. You are the God who keeps            his kind promises to all those who obey you, and who are anxious to do your will."  (2 Chronicles 6:14)
      "When we the people sin against You (for there is no one who has not sin), and You become angry with them and deliver them to the enemy, and they are taken captive to a land far or near; yet when they come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, 'We have sinned, we have done wrong, and have committed wickedness'; and when they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of captivity, and pray toward the temple which was built for Your name: then hear from heaven Your dwelling place their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive Your people who have sinned against you."  
     "Now, my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and let Your ears be attentive to the prayer made here and now."
(2 Chronicles 6:36-40).
      
GRACE, HOPE, and PEACE
Chaplain Gus Taylor

 

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