SPOTSYLVANIA POST 320

Commander's Mid-Month Message

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American Legion Post 320
8456 Brock Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
 
Commander’s Corner Message
 

American Legion Post 320
8456 Brock Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Commander’s Corner Message

The American Legion Department of Virginia Spring Conference: The
conference was held 1-3 Mar 24 at the Renaissance in Portsmouth. Virginia
welcomed the National Commander, Daniel Seehafer, Sons National Commander,
Donald Hall, Jr and the Auxiliary National President, Lisa Williamson. Post 320
was represented by the Post Commander, Squadron Commander, the Auxiliary,
Legislative and the Board of Directors.
Squadron 320 leads the Detachment of Virginia in membership with 222%.

Squadron 320 Commander, Timothy Fincher and Sons National Commander,

Donald Hall, Jr.

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Auxiliary Unit 320 leads the Department of Virginia in membership with 136.36%

Auxiliary Unit 320 First Place

Unit 320 won first place wrist corsage category for Poppy Competition. Maddy

and Mary Ann show off the first place ribbon!

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March Guest Speaker: Jeffery Marriott, Founder of Vets’ Retreat Virginia, Inc.
was our guest speaker.

vetsretreatvirginia.org
info@vetsretreatvirginia.org
888-906-4593
571-287-0465

Post Commander David Bennett presents Jeffery Marriott with a Post 320

Commander’s Coin.

March Presentations:

Post Commander David Bennett presents Allan Aquino and George Berger with a
Citation of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding service to the advancement

of The Scouting Program.

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Adjutant, Bruce Mogensen and Squadron Commander, Timothy Fincher are
recognized for contributions in the Citizenship Training Program, Boys State

sponsored by the American Legion.

Squadron Commander, Timothy Fincher presents Mary Ann Alderton, Allan
Aquino and Josh Goldberg for the promotion of the programs and principles of the

Sons of The American Legion.

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Meet our new Eagle Scout!

Allan Aquino (L) presents his son to Post 320 as the new Eagle Scout from Troop

1777. Congratulations!

Junior Rose (R) presents David Bennett with the prestigious American Legion
Square Knot Award in recognition of dedication and work to assist in furthering the

Scouting program in The American Legion.

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Keith Link is recognized for his contributions to the Blood Drive....Keith also

serves on the Board of Directors!

Maddy and Mary Ann are presented the Post 320 Commander’s Coin for their

outstanding service.

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Post 320 Community Service:

Post 320 was a financial sponsor of the 39th Annual Benefit Oyster Roast to
support two year old Aria Noelle Deskins that is fighting leukemia.
Upcoming Events:
Week of 18 Mar: Anticipate Girls State interviews
30 Mar: Post Everlasting & Four Chaplains: Starts at 10:45 AM...ceremony lasts
about 20 minutes, take a break and come back at 12:00 for the Four Chaplains
ceremony. Perk will have the Waffle Truck at the Post after the Four Chaplains is
completed.
06 Apr: Annual Spring Yard Sale
TBD: Women veterans Conversation
27 April: Open house on All Family Day
11 May: Baseball Kick Off Day! Meet & greet the players/parents & Post
members
25 May: Flying Flags for Heroes
May: Mother’s Day brunch
04 Jun: TBD. Trying to schedule a FREDNATS game with Post members & the
baseball team.
12 Jun: The Post baseball team will be playing Wednesday night double headers
June: Flag Retirement & Installation of Officers
12 Oct (tentative): Fall Festival
14 Dec: Christmas Party

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Canteen: Open on Friday night at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM with extended hours on
01, 15, 29 Mar from 6:00 PM to 1 AM with the last call at midnight. We
normally will have a local vendor to serve food, including our own Post 320
disabled veteran that owns a food truck.
Chaplain’s Corner: Who Are The Flour Chaplains?
30 Mar: Post Everlasting & Four Chaplains: Starts at 10:45 AM...ceremony
lasts about 20 minutes, take a break and come back at 12:00 for the Four Chaplains
ceremony. Perk will have the Waffle Truck at the Post after the Four Chaplains is
completed.

Fox Goode Poling Washington

On Feb. 3, 1943, four Army chaplains – Father John P. Washington, Rabbi
Alexander D. Goode, and the Revs. George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling – gave up
their life jackets on a sinking Army transport in the North Atlantic so that others
might live.
Of the 902 soldiers, Navy armed guard, ship’s crew and civilian passengers on
board the Dorchester, only 230 survived. They have told us of the chaplains’ efforts
to restore calm in a hopeless and chaotic situation, and how they were last seen at
the ship’s stern, arms linked in prayer.
The survivors’ testimony and the chaplains’ bravery are enshrined at the Chapel of
Four Chaplains in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where the Chapel Memorial
Foundation honors acts of selfless service nationwide in memory of the Four
Chaplains and crew of USAT Dorchester.

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Post Blood Drive: Chaplain David donates blood at the Post blood drive!

Chaplain David is available @ miazgatyler@gmail.com

Legislative: Working the Voting Polls!

Sons Adjutant Legislative Representative
Jim Kelly Steve Robertson

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Need Assistance? Post members that need assistance with food or other needs can
discreetly reach out to the Post for assistance by calling 540-548-8069 and leaving
a message or contact our leadership via Post320@gmail.com.
Auxiliary: The Auxiliary is seeking vendors for the annual spring yard sale on
April 6th from 10:00am - 3:00pm. If you would like to reserve a space please
email vaalauxiliary320treasurer@gmail.com. There is a reduced rate for members.
The Auxiliary is supporting the troops overseas by collecting coupons that can be
used at the commissaries. These coupons can be up to three months expired. An
Auxiliary coupon box will be located in the main hall.
Service Officer: Service Officer, Roy Murphy can be contacted at 540-845-9490
by phone or text. Roy can assist with VA benefits questions.

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