SERVING THE GREATER GAITHERSBURG-GERMANTOWN AREA
SINCE 1984
Meeting Notice

The Post 295 Legion Riders are meeting on Tuesday, March 16th at the Mission BBQ Germantown (Back Room). Dinner (Dutch Treat) 7:00 PM, meeting will start at 7:30

The Post 295 General Membership Meeting / Post Officer Elections will be on Thursday, April 8th at the Mission BBQ Germantown (Back Room). Dinner (Dutch Treat) 7:00 PM, meeting will start at 7:30

POST COMMANDER'S MESSAGE

We have weathered a year of COVID, losses of close friends and family as well as financial losses. I am hope that in the coming year this pandemic will make us more appreciative of what we have and a better sense of community in helping others. 

Post 295 will resume in person meetings with the use of social distancing and masks. 

The first Post meeting of 2021 will be on April 8th, dinner at 7, meeting at 7:30.

The first Legion Riders meeting will be March 16th, dinner at 7, meeting at 7:30.

My sincere appreciation goes to all Legionnaires who have stepped up to serve in a myriad of ways through the crisis. And thank you for your desire to remain a member of the Legion during this extraordinary time in US history.

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,

Bob Ouellette
Commander Post 295

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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