Department of Maryland
American Legion Post 295, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is a proud Commemorative Partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration, to learn more about the Commemoration,please visit       www.vietnamwar50th.com.

Annual Americal Legion Dues. Payable by Dec 31st

$35.00

2015 Auxiliary Unit 295 Annual Dues. Payable by Dec 31st of each year.

$20.00

2015 Sons of the American Legion Annual Dues. Paid in advance by Dec 31st of each year.

$20.00

ATTENTION WWII VETERANS

WWII Combat Infantryman Badge recipients were retroactively awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 1947. If you have not received yours we can help. More information and criteria is available here.
     Greetings, For those who bought a ticket to win the Roadster I thank you for your supporting the American Legion. Here is the sad reality of being a non-profit today, there are countless new organizations conducting every type of fundraiser that businesses are stretched to the limit with donation requests. The fact is that our deal required we pay for the car after the raffle was concluded.
     We worked hard to sell enough tickets to be able to give the car away, but we fell very short. Recognizing that an organization can not go bankrupt in order to give the car that we could not pay for, it was decided that an alternate cash prize would be awarded. The price of the car was $35,000 and should have been accomplished easily, had we been able to sell 3,000 tickets.
     Entering a raffle is a chance, our goal was to make enough money to pay a debt and establish scholarships. The sad reality is that after a year of spending weekends at car shows and traveling the state, we could not even make enough to pay for the vehicle. Almost all raffles for vehicles have this same potential pitfall and this is not the 1st time not enough tickets were sold. We are sick that all of our hard work amounted to nothing as none of our goals were met. 
     Thank you for your understanding.
WELCOME TO
AMERICAN LEGION POST 295,
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
SERVING THE GREATER GAITHERSBURG-GERMANTOWN AREA
SINCE 1984

POST COMMANDER'S MESSAGE

Greetings,


      The 2016-2017 Membership year is off and running, to date (7.18) 208 Legionnaires have renewed their membership. Each Legionnaire that is Paid-Up-For-Life (PUFL) or renews before September 11th is an Early Bird and will be entered into a drawing for a 40" Flat Screen TV. The TV is one of the ones that the Post had in the building we rented and is in great shape. Hey, it's still a free TV! 


Post 295 has set a new all time high with more than 630 members in the 2015-16 Legion year making 295 the largest Post in Montgomery County. 


      Last March it was decided that renting the building we were in was untenable. So to stop the hemorrhaging of funds we moved out.  In leaving the building, we have a large debt to pay down for back rent. Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket or make a donation to assist with clearing that debt and restoring the Post to a positive financial position. 


     I want to thank all of the members who have made donations to the Post. We need those donations and more in order to clear the debt we owe from this rental. 


      How can you help? Select one of the links below. The link will take you to PayPal (never been hacked service) where you can select to donate anywhere from $10 to $100 dollars a month. You will never even know it is not there and you will ensure we can sustain our programs.


Thank you for your service,


Bob Ouellette

Post Commander 
2016-2017
Monthly Support

For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:

    • to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
    • to maintain law and order;
    • to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
    • to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars;
    • to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
    • to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
    • to make right the master of might;
    • to promote peace and goodwill on earth;
    • to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
    • to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Our members have served the world over from WWII to Iraq, 
Afghanistan and other parts of the world. Every service is represented, our members are either serving on Active Duty, National Guard & Reserves or have completed their service and are Veterans and Retirees. 
Recipient of the Silver GuideStar Exchange Seal

George W Harrison Award

Department of Maryland


For the Post with the best website 

supporting the ideals of the American Legion

with a membership of 351-500.


2009, 2012, 2014

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