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December 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

We continue to support our community through The American Legion’s founding principles of four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. 

We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and doing well. We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and that everyone has healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

Post 281 Christmas/Holiday Dinner was held on 14 Dec at the Rutland Senior Living Place Banquet Room. The Roast Beef or Vegetarian meals were lauded upon by all in attendance. We had 72 in attending.

A grand surprise was had by all as we were entertained by a member of our post, Paul Alan Coons. Our Adjutant Terry Ward led us in singing a few Christmas Carols. I want to thank our Finance Officer Stephen Iles for his hard work coordinating with me collecting funds for the meals and settling the bill.

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November 2021 Newsletter

Commander, Maxie C. (Max) WixFROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

The American Legion was founded in 1919 on fourpillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, NationalSecurity, Americanism, and Children & Youth.We hope that this newsletter finds you and yourfamilies healthy and doing well and want to wisheveryone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Post 281 Christmas/Holiday dinner will be held on 14Dec at the Rutland Senior Living Center Banquet Room.The Roast Beef or Vegetarian meal is $25 per couple. Inorder to finalize meals to be prepared, cut‐off is 14 daysprior, so please respond no later than noon 30 Nov. Asof this writing we have 52 participants signed up.Please send an email or text to Steve Iles tostepheniles5858@gmail.com 615‐419‐5009 or to me atemail/phone above. Those not already paid may do soat 5:30pm at the entry. Please get signed up ASAP…

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October 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and doing well. We publish our newsletter following each monthly meeting to keep you better informed. We are a little late in getting this out.

To keep our focus, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. These remain our goal for your post in our community.      

Membership remains as our strength and ability to meet our mutual obligations to the four pillars. We had 25 members in attendance.  We currently have 244 members.  We look forward to more members joining our gatherings in the future. We ask that membership dues be paid during our monthly meetings in person by cash or check. You may also pay by mailing dues payments to our PO Box 67 address above. Dues are $45. 2022 membership renewal began last 1 July.  

Please use mylegion.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Home and validate your contact data and can renew online.  The user email address must match the email address in the Legion database for your account, not a new one…

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September 2021 Newsletter

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Commander Max Wix – Tyler Cates Post 281

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends:

We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and doing well. As we previously stated, we will be publishing our newsletter following each monthly meeting to keep you better informed.

The American Legion was founded In 1919 on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Our goal is to focus our activities on these in our community.

We were honored to have Tyler Cates Post 281 past Commanders Lew Hightower and Brenda Thompson were attendance. Prior to our meeting, the Mount Juliet High School Marine Junior Reserve Officer Training Cadets Drill and Ceremony Team , lead by SgtMaj Jonathan Clark, provided a motivational presentation and joined us afterwards for pizza, etc.

Membership is our strength and ability to meet our mutual obligations to the four pillars. We had 49 members and guests at our meeting and look forward to more members joining our gatherings in the future…

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Post meeting tonight, 14 September, Be There, Be Square. 

 

 

Post meeting tonight, 14 September, 2021

 

Mt. Juliet SA Center, 2034 N Mt. , Juliet Road,  Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.   Parking in the Back 

Agenda: 

6:00 PM,    Mt Juliet High School, JROTC Drill and Ceremony team will “Razzel Dazzel” you with their expert Drill and Ceremony team.   (Caution:  Weapons of potential danger will be flying in the air, observe with caution and keep your distance.) 

6:30  PM,  Pizza and Fellowship time.

7:00 PM,  Regular Post Meeting

                Topics:

                                – Success of the Post Picnic, on 11 September

                                – Reverser Raffle on 17 September, Hermitage Golf Course, ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD

                                – Halloween in the Park 23 OCT, NEED Candy, bring it to the Sep meeting.  

                                – Long range plans for the OCT/NOV/DEC

Annual Picnic at Charlie Daniels Park, Saturday, September the 11th, starting at noon.  

 

 

Join us this Saturday the 11th at noon, as we gather with our families and friends to commemorate the significance of this particular day in our country’s history, while celebrating the common bond that we Veterans and Legionnaires share in our service to making this nation so great.  

Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bar-B-Que and the supplementary “fixins” supplied by the post.  Bring your favorite side dish to share with 6 to 8 others along with lawn chairs. 

Pavilion 2, Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet, starting at noon.   Entertainment provided by recording artist Forest Brandon (and a new post member too) ,  games, karaoke, and perfect weather to enjoy. 

Bring your family and your veteran friends and their families too.   

We are family!  Come and be a part of us as we continue to serve our military brethren and sisters, our great community and country. 

With deepest regrets, we mourn the passing of Sam B. Langham.

 

 

 

Samuel B. Langham Jr.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1923 – AUGUST 20, 2021

Samuel B. Langham, Jr., age 97, departed this life on August 20, 2021. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 30, 1923 to the late Sam B. Langham Sr. and Louise Sims Langham. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Martha Harris Langham. He was a member of Saturn Drive Baptist Church for over 60 Years. Sam was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 25 years in the Donelson and Nashville areas. Sam was also a member of the American Legion Post 281 in Mount Juliet.

Sam is survived by his daughters, Laura Harris Langham, of Overland Park, Kansas and Lesia (Preston) Goddard of Mount Juliet, Tennessee;

A Gathering of family and friends will be held from four until seven in the evening on Monday, August 23, 2021 and again on Tuesday, August 24, from ten o’clock until eleven o’clock in the morning. at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Dignity Hall of Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home where the service will be streamed live @ Woodlawn-Roesch,with Interment to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Sam’s honor to the Nashville Rescue Mission, Shiner’s Children Hospital and the Nashville Humane Society.

 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/nashville-tn/samuel-langham-10316374

August 2021 Newsletter

Our new publishing date for the Newsletter

Our new publishing date for the NewsletterIf you are accustomed to receiving and reading the newsletter via the internet, you probably noticed that we did not send it out before our August meeting. We are attempting to make the newsletter more informative and pertinent to the workings of our post and useful to you as our members. You can expect a brief reminder of the upcoming meeting with a brief agenda of the planned events to be “pushed” through our website to each subscriber. Then, after the meeting, we will summarize the meeting and post any additional information that pertains to the day-to-day business of our post shortly thereafter.

FROM THE COMMANDER:

Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and doing well. As mentioned, we hope the later publishing of our newsletter following each monthly meeting will keep you better informed. In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Our goal as a post is to base all our activities and focus on promoting these pillars in our community. We were honored to have the following Guests: TN Department District Commander Bill Green. Also in attendance were Past Post 281 Commanders Lew Hightower and Brenda Thompson. There is no greater honor you may bestow upon a fellow veteran and their family than participating in ceremonies celebrating the life of a veteran and their service to our country. The total military honors rendered, from the 2010 inception of Post 281 Honor Guard Team, now stands at 400. A lot of effort and commitment went into this. This is quite a feat for a small post such as ours. (See the included article)…

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Post meeting, Tuesday, Aug 10th, @ 6 PM

 


Fellow 281 Members,

 

A quick reminder of our up coming meeting, tomorrow night (10th of August) at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, starting at 6:00 pm.   Yes, pizza and soft drinks will be available and the meeting starts after everyone has had a chance to enjoy some food and fellowship.  

 

We have a lot to cover:   

1. Celebrate the achievement of our Honor Guard’s 400th funeral honors or veterans support service.   

2.  Students from MJHS will share their experiences with attending Boys State last May.                     ( Learning how our democracy works at county, state, and the U.S.legislative, judicial and executive levels.)   

3.  Anthony (Tony) Stevens, Assistant Chief, Volunteer Services, from the VA in Murfreesboro, will discuss their support services for Veterans. 

4.  The 281 Auxiliary President, Gwinne Queener,  will discuss the plans for a Veterans Memorial Walk that is projected to be constructed in Robinson Park this Fall, and how our post can support this community effort.   

5.  Plus updates on our Post’s Reverse Raffle, our Post Picnic on 11 September,  and planning efforts for Halloween in the Park in October.   

 

See you there !