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Month: September 2020

Tyler Cates Post 281 update for 24 September 2020


American Legion Tyler Cates Post 281 Officers and members will hold a community outreach session at the Lowes in Mount Juliet on Saturday, 26 September 8 am to 3 pm.  We will be recruiting for new members and seeking donations from the community to help with our projects to help veterans, youth and seniors. 

We will be joined by the Post 281 Auxiliary. They will be selling commemorative monument bricks to honor veterans.  These bricks will become part of a Military Wall of Honor to be located at Robinson Park 1246-1280 N. Mount Juliet Road.

We need members to assist with this effort. We will be following the CDC Guidelines and those of our state and local governments for the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will have a regular post meeting on 13 October from 6-8pm at the Senior Activity Center 2034 N. Mount Juliet Road

Recent Information received from the Veterans Administration’s Tennessee Valley Health Care System

Are you getting your flu shot from a community care provider?

If you are getting a flu shot from a community care provider, please print or present the “Provider & Veteran Flu Shot handout” listed on our website below.  This handout ensures the community care provider bills the VA and not you!

As a reminder, Veterans cannot use Walgreens for their flu shots. To find an in-network location near you, visit our website listed below.

More information is available at the following website.


Post Picnic, Saturday, Sept. 12th, @ 11:00 am, Charlie Daniels Park


I have received inquiries from some of you conveying that you are itching to get out of the house and go to a Post 281 Meeting.  As a reminder, our meeting place has moved to the Mount Juliet Senior Activity Center on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Read on Please!!!!!

Our Executive Committee and I had a rough discussion about having a meeting.

Due to Governor Lee’s edict to extend COVID-19 protections and Safety, I have canceled our 8 Sept meeting at the Senior Center.  

HOWEVER, to get us out into the clean air, we are still going to have our annual picnic at Charlie Daniels Park Pavilion 2, Saturday 12 Sept 11-3 pm  

We will be wearing masks, when not sitting down to eat.  

Plastic Gloves will be provided for handling your food while wearing your mask.  

Some may throw some horseshoes again…… come find out!!!!  We’ll have a few pickers and some grinners, and if you have a favorite Karaoke song to sing, be prepared to sing.     

Please respond by confirming that you, your wife (and others) will be attending.  

We need a rough order of magnitude, headcount, to use in purchasing the food for preparation.



Also, we are meeting at Mount Juliet Lowes on Saturday 26 September 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

Please check out our Post website.

Holler, if you need us.  615-443-4138 and leave a message.  

We are taking the phone off the hook due to the number of bogus calls.  

So leave a message and I WILL call you back.

Hope to see you at the picnic and at lowes too.

Respectfully and Semper Fidelis,

Max Wix

Commander, Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281

September 2020 Newsletter


Fellow Legionnaires,

Greetings and thank you for taking the time to keep informed about your Post’s planned activities. We remain hopeful in finding you and your families doing well in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We again express our gratitude for the support by the members of Post 281, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders, and our Auxiliary for all of our ongoing efforts and staying the course.

Your Executive Committee met on 1 September. We revised our agenda, again, and canceled our next scheduled meeting on 8 September. Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for 13 October at the Mount Juliet Senior Activity Center.

Our Annual Post 281 Picnic will be held on 12 September from 11 am to 3 pm at Mt. Juliet’s Charlie Daniels Park, Pavilion #2. Usual fare will be hamburgers and hot dogs and the fixin’s. If you wish, you may bring a side dish, but this is not required. Please wear your face masks. Food handlers will be gloved. Please place your family clustered and individuals seating, where possible, to keep masked and 6 ft distance if possible…

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