SERVING THE GREATER GAITHERSBURG-GERMANTOWN AREA
SINCE 1984

POST COMMANDER'S MESSAGE

Congratulations to our own Cliff Bergstresser for completing his 2nd year as the Montgomery County Commander. This year marks the last year that the County will be an organization.
Cliff was endorsed to run for District 8 Vice Commander. A big Hooah to Cliff!
I put my name in to run for Vice Commander of Region 4. No election is guaranteed, so we will see if Cliff or I get elected in our new District and Region.
We performed a Flag Retirement for a local Rockville community on Memorial Day and played TAPs for a WWII veteran who passed away from COVID.
The last Post meeting of the 2020-2021 Legion Year is this Thursday at Mission BBQ. Our next Post meeting will be in August.
Anyone wishing to attend the Department (State) Legion Convention should be at the meeting on Thursday to become a delegate. Legion College will take place on Tuesday, July 13th starting at 8am. It will be at the Ocean City Convention Cent
Here are the upcoming Post, Region and Department events:
Saturday, June 26th, District 8 Caucus
  • Frederick Post 11
  • 1 PM
Wednesday, Jun 30th, Region 4 Caucus
  • Glen W. Eyler Post #282 Woodsboro, MD
  • 7 PM
Kentlands 4th July Celebration
Department Legion College
Department Convention
  • Ocean City Convention Center
  • Wednesday and Thursday, July 14th and 15th starting at 8 am normally ending at 12 pm.
  • Must be a Registered Delegate.
Post 295 Meeting
  • Aug 12th, 6:30
  • Mission BBQ
We encourage as many Legionnaires, Sons and Auxiliary to attend. Changes to meeting locations will be posted on Facebook at GermantownPost295 or at www.post295.org.
Stay Safe, get vaccinated and see you soon!
Bob Ouellette
Commander Post 295
240-505-4660
DUES RENEWAL NOTICES EXPLAINED
Every year the National American Legion mails dues renewal notices to all members who are not, Paid-Up-For-Life or a Post Honorary Life member.

On the image above there is an important date to look at. It is the "AS OF" date. That is the cut off date when National begins to print renewals for our 2 million plus members.

National asks that you return your renewal close to the "reply by" date to avoid receiving another dues notice.

To avoid receiving a duplicate renewal notice due to delays in mail transit, picking up from the PO Box and processing by the Post, we recommend that you renew online at www.legion.org/membership. It is a secure site, most credits cards will refund fraudulent payments if necessary.

By paying through National, Post 295 will still receive our portion of the dues so that we can continue with our Programs and assist veterans.

Congress and the White House agree to expand definition of war eras to include all who served since Dec. 7, 1941.


More than 1,600 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were killed or wounded in periods of time not designated as war eras since the end of World War II. The newly signed Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded.

 

The LEGION Act offers American Legion membership eligibility to any U.S. military veteran who served at least one day of active military duty since Dec. 7, 1941, and was honorably discharged or is serving now. The act also affects membership in the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, expanding eligibility for those groups, as well.

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. 

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

THE GUEST BOOK IS FOR GENERAL COMMENTS ABOUT THE SITE.

 

SHOULD YOU NEED AN ANSWER ABOUT A QUESTION, EMAIL THE COMMANDER by clicking on the word Commander.

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