SPOTSYLVANIA POST 320

Commander's Corner Message

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Commander’s Corner Message

 

American Legion Post 320 invests in the community and provided financial
support for the Spotsylvania High School Orchestra for their trip to Nashville,
Tennessee.

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Celebrating Post 320 Women of Service

Margarida Figueroa, born on January 3,
1977, in Bellevue Hospital in New York City and
raised in Mt. Vernon, which borders the Bronx.
Margarida’s parents live in Portugal her mother is
Puerto Rican, and father is Portuguese because of
her parents she speaks Portuguese and Spanish
fluently. She has two beautiful daughters, Christina
(21) and Isabell (18). Christina attends the
University of Lynchburg, and Isabell attends
Courtland High School in Spotsylvania County and
planning to continue her studies this fall at
Christopher Newport University.
She served in the United States Marine Corps from
November 6, 1995, to October 25, 2003. From 2015
to 2017, was employed with the South Potomac
Dahlgren, as a civilian Police Officer. In 2017, attended Rappahannock Regional Criminal
Justice Academy and became a deputy on patrol for the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office, working
the midnight shift for 3-4 years, and currently still employed there.
While in the Marine Corps, Margarida's military job was heavy vehicle operator. She also
trained as a Ground safety officer and was certified as an OSHA Hazardous Material Ground
officer. Which she used those qualifications while stationed on Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and
Quantico , Virginia both as base inspectors.
Awards in the Marines, Margarida received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals,
two Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, two Navy Defense Service Medals, Navy Unit
Commendations, Letters of Appreciations, Meritorious Masts, Certificates of Appreciations, Rifle
Marksmanship Badges.
As an officer in Dahlgren, Margarida was the 2016 Officer and Civilian of the Year.
Currently, in her role in the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office, she works in the administrative office
within that office she works with the Crime Prevention and the Community Relations Unit.
Within that Crime Prevention unit, she works with the neighborhoods affected by the crimes
directly or responds to those seeking crime reduction for their neighborhood or any specific area
upon any request. To include answering any type of calls needed, when it’s related to frauds,
gangs, shoplifting, rapes, DUI’s, translating etc.
Her Primary role as community relations, Margarida addresses the problems arising between the
Sheriff's office and the county-she establishes relationships between community, developing
programs and increases the community responses, awareness of the different type of resources

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that the Sheriff’s office may or may not have. Building the bridge between law enforcement and
the community.
Margarida also contributes to the Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Crisis Negotiations Team, Crisis
Intervention Team, Crime Solvers Board, Veterans Docket, Crime Prevention Task Force,
NAACP, Rape Aggression Defense as an Instructor, Opioid and Suicided Awareness, Veterans
awareness, Domestic Violence support group, Victim Advocate, Human Trafficking, Braswell
Teen Violence, Spotsylvania Citizen Advisory board and the Crime Prevention Council.
In the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office, Margarida has received the following for her services: Life
Saving Award, Division Employee of the Year, Employee of the Year, Team Citation X2, and
Physical Fitness Award.
My number one job I love the most is being a mother.

May Appreciation

Kathy Buchanan John Wiltenmuth

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CHICORI JROTC Awards Ceremony

Post Adjutant, Bruce Mogensen presents Military Excellence and Scholastic awards.

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Honor Guard

YMCA Homeschool Fitness Program

Department of Virginia Convention
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport

July 10 - July 14

Members of The American Legion, Sons of The American Legion, American
Legion Auxiliary, and their guests are all invited to The American Legion’s
Department of Virginia Convention to help strengthen and support the world’s
largest veteran’s association! You do NOT have to be a delegate to attend! Learn
from each other’s creative solutions for successes and challenges like those of your
own department. Don’t miss out!
To register to attend the Department of Virginia Convention click here.

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Baseball

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 320 JUNIOR BASEBALL

All Post Ȃȁǿ members are invited to our
SUMMER ȁǿȁȃ BASEBALL
KICKOFF CELEBRATION!!!

SATURDAY, MAY Ȁ8, ȁǿȁȃ
Ȁȁ:ǿǿpm to ȃ:ǿǿpm
Post Ȃȁǿ
8ȃȄȅ Brock Rd.
Spotsylvania, VA ȁȁȄȄȂ

-Meet the players and sign up to be a player patron
-Meet the veterans of Post Ȃȁǿ
-Sign up to volunteer at the games (concessions, music, etc)
-Ice cream eating contest!!!
-Games
-Learn about organizations within Post Ȃȁǿ
-Player equipment for purchase from SportsPlus
-Lunch will be provided by Sons of the Legion
-Informational meeting with the coach (Ȁȁ:Ȃǿpm / ȁ:Ȃǿpm)

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Honoring Women Veterans

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-PLEASE JOIN US IN HONORING OUR WOMEN VETERANS-
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12th 2024 5:00pm

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL FIELD
8802 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22551

SPECIAL GUESTS - FOOD TRUCKS - MUSIC -
RECOGNITION AND PINS FOR WOMEN VETS

FOLLOWED BY AN AMERICAN LEGION JUNIOR BASEBALL DOUBLEHEADER

STARTING AT 5:30pm
TEAM INDEPENDENCE -VS- TEAM FREEDOM

WOMEN VETERANS: Please email your name, a service picture, and short bio

to post320womenvets@gmail.com (OPTIONAL)

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Upcoming Events:
18 May: Baseball Kick Off Day! Meet & greet the players/parents & Post
members 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Post 320..going to be food!
24 May: Hugh’s Home Nursing at 2:00 PM for a Memorial Day Celebration
25 May: Auxiliary poppy distribution at Tractor Supply
25 May: Flying Flags for Heroes. Contact the Squadron 320 Commander at
squadron320commander@gmail.com
27 May: Memorial Day Wreath laying Ceremony at 10:30 AM
08 Jun: Flag Retirement and Officer Installation at 1:30 PM
12 Jun: The Post baseball team will be playing Wednesday night double headers
12 Jun: Supporting Women’s Veterans
June: Flag Retirement & Installation of Officers
29 Jun: The American Legion Riders (ALR) Chapter 320 will host a Bike Show
04 Jul: Honor Guard Ferry Farms
12 Oct (tentative): Fall Festival
09 Nov: Veteran’s Day Celebration
Canteen: Open on Friday night at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM with extended hours on 24
May from 6:00 PM to 1 AM with the last call at midnight. We normally will
have a local vendor to serve food.
The Sons are doing dinners once a month during canteen hours for $15/ea to get an
entree, two sides, a dessert and a drink. May 17 is tomorrow, but upcoming dates
are June 14 and July 26.
SAL: Timothy Fincher is the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 320
Commander and is available @ squadron320commander@gmail.com. Please
reach out to Commander Fincher to renew or join Squadron 320.
Auxiliary: Jenny Ferguson is The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 320 President
and is available @ vaalauxiliary320@gmail.com. Please reach out President
Ferguson to renew or join Unit 320.
Riders: Brian Gonzalez is The American Legion Riders Chapter 320 Director and
is available at vaalp320alrd@gmail.com. Please reach out to Gonzo to renew or
join Chapter 320.
David

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American Legion Post 320
Spotsylvania, VA
Email: vaalpost320cdr@gmail.com
Post Voicemail: (540) 548-8069