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March 2020 Newsletter

Shifted Perspectives

Shortly after midnight on March 2nd, our communities, our city, and our state had to face the anger and despair of one of the worst forces of weather. In the course of less than 45 minutes a tornado blasted a hole into our world, the likes of which some will never fully recover from. All of us have been impacted, some of us in the loss of property and security and order in our lives, while others are dealing with the loss of loved ones and friends and neighbors…

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February 2020 Newletter

Well we are in a new year and it is flying by… February already.

This month brings the Mid-Winter Conference in Murfreesboro; interviews for the Boys State Candidates; the beginning of the Auxiliary’s Tree Sale; finding sponsors for the Baseball Teams and for Honoring America’s Flag – whew! I am sure there is more.

We only have about 85% of our members renewed at this point. If you still need to renew, please do so as soon as you can. If you know another 2019 member, please remind them to renew. We want (and need) to maintain our members. You are all important to the Tyler Cates Post 281 family.

We will have social time from 6:30 to 6:59 on meetings days. We will have some snacks and refreshments. Please come at 6:30 and share some camaraderie with your Post brothers and sisters. See you at the meeting on Tuesday

Brenda J Thompson

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January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

As we enter 2020, we have a great opportunity to further our FOUR PILLARS of SERVICE.Happy New Year! As we enter 2020, we have a great opportunity to further our FOUR PILLARS of SERVICE.Let’s strengthen and grow our Post, so that we may:·

  • reach out to and provide assistance & comradeship to many more of our fellow Veterans.·
  • strengthen our relationships with the active Veterans’ organizations in Wilson County·
  • work closely with our Riders, Auxiliary, Honor Guard and Sons groups·
  • support our Baseball teams, Boy’s State candidates, JROTC, Scouts, and Oratorical candidate·
  • be active in our communityI look forward to Tyler Cates Post 281 having a great year.

Brenda J Thompson, Commander

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December 2019 Newsletter

From Commander Thompson: It is the time of year when we can relax and enjoy the efforts of our labor and the blessings of our family, our health, and our security that are provided by the great state and this great country that we all live in.

As an American Legion post, we’ve had an exciting year with some great strides and advancements of who we are and our position of commitment to our local community through our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The successes of our previous commanders have reaped benefits for the post and it is my strongest desire, as Post 281’s forth Commander, to continue that tradition.

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November 2019 Newsletter

From Commander Thompson:

November is the month that everyone recognizes and celebrates Veterans. Of course, we in the American Legion do that every day. It is important that we take the opportunity to talk to those who did not serve, to our children and to our community, to help them understand why we are so proud or our service to our country – both in uniform and as a member of the American Legion…

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