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7/19/12 - Saturday event, post events, new officers and more

Legion invitation to the City of Fort Worth War Bird Fly-In at Meacham Field Saturday July 21 (this Saturday), 10AM to 1PM.
Legion Family Members: This will be a fun stop to see some great airplanes, show our support for our Riders and meet new people

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Benbrook and Haltom City made the Texas Legion Times
http://www.txlegion.org/Files/times/legion_times0712.pdf
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Post and District event listings
Please check the “Coming Events” link on our district 12 webpage
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/
To have your event or “Fine Dining” listed please check the information at
the bottom of the page.
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District Hub distribution (this email) update after elections:
Please let me know the folks you want to receive this newsletter. We must
have every post commander and adjutant in the district. I encourage the
Auxiliary president, SAL commander and Rider director be included. The
commander may have a few other key folks added but no more than 10 total
per post. If you want to know who is included for your post now (all are
bcc in headings), I will send the list to your commander on request.
Please send info or requests to me at hub@txlegiondist12.org.
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Information from the Department Convention:

Fwd from the Division 1 Hubmaster:
Attached is the report that came out of the Department's Legislative
Committee meeting held July 14th during the State Convention. Please take
the time to touch base with your Congressmen and request that they support
this legislation. (link to report)
http://www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/legislative_drop_sheet_2012.pdf

Worth mentioning:

No redistricting.

Past Department vice Commander, Division One Commander, District 4
Commander and long time East Texas Legionnaire and Legion Rider Jim
Fleming is running for 2013-14 Department Commander.

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7/15/12 - Invitation to War Bird Fly-In

Legion invitation to the War Bird Fly-In at Meacham Field
Saturday July 21 (this Saturday), 10AM to 1PM
4201 North Main Street, Fort Worth (just south of 820 on the north side of
Fort Worth) Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/Ddxo

Legion Family Members: This will be a fun stop to see some great
airplanes, show our support for our Riders and meet new people.

Riders:
If not coming from Mansfield plan to meet in the parking lot at the
airport about 9:00AM. The folks from the airport will have to escort us
on to the taxiway so you need to be in place when Ronnie arrives (see
below).

Invitation from ALR Post 624:

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Greetings fellow riders,

The riders of American Legion Post 624 have been invited by Gen. William
Guy to participate in the War Bird Fly-In. This is a chance to take a look
at some of the classic aircraft from battles that were fought by our
servicemen. This event is to take place on July 21,2012 at Meacham Field.
The riders of Post 624 would like to extend this invitation to our
brothers at the various posts in our district. The General has asked us to
put our bikes on display for this event. The plan for the day is to meet
at 8 a.m. at American Legion Post 624 located in Mansfield, TX. kickstands
up at 8:30 a.m. and we plan to arrive at Meacham Field by 9:15 a.m. We
will display our bikes until 1 p.m. and depart from Meacham at 1:15 p.m.
Please wear your ALR vests for this event. We appreciate your support for
this event.

Ronnie Erbst
Director of ALR Post 624

American Legion Post 624
2951 FM 917 Mansfield, Texas 76063
817-477-2207

-- from the Hub --
Pictures of the entry (on Main St) and a couple from when we did this in
2009 attached.

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7/3/12 - Post Everlasting and this year schedule

From the Hub:

Tentative District 12 Schedule (attached and included on the web)
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/hub12/schedule.html
Please put these on your calendar
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Latest events in pictures:
AMRR pictures http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120630amrr2012/
District 12 VA pictures http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120702va/
Legion Riders wedding http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120630wedding/

Have a great Independence Day
Enjoy family time, a neighborhood parade or the biggest Independence Day
Parade in Texas http://www.arlington4th.org/parade-information/

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-- Post Everlasting --

From: billw@txlegion.org
Subject: FW: Past Department Commander Patsy Palmquist Passes away
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 08:03:38 -0500

It's my sad duty to report that PDC Patsy Palmquist passed away at 4 p.m.
on Sunday, July 1. Visitation will be held on July 5th from 6-8 p.m. at
the Kriedler Funeral home in McAllen, Texas. Graveside services will be
held at 10 a.m. on July 6th at the Valley Memorial Gardens located at
Nolano and Taylor Rd. Letters of condolences should be sent to 145
Champion Ave.
, A7, Port Isabel, Texas 78578 in care of James B. Palmquist,
her eldest son.
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Honor Veterans: (I wonder what privileges I can get if I claim to be a
Supreme Court Justice)
--
American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong is calling on Congress to
pass a new version of the Stolen Valor Act, one that would stand up to
constitutional scrutiny. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a “plurality”
ruling Thursday morning, a 6-3 decision that protects those who lie about
their military experiences, including those who falsely claim to have
received combat wounds and medals, in order to advance their careers.
http://www.legion.org/pressrelease/206163/commander-congress-pass-new-stolen-valor-act

---------------------------- from division 1----------------------------
This was on Ch 11
--- On Mon, 6/25/12, Gary Smith wrote:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry Lawson
Date: Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Subject: Fw: [alr321] CBS Clip from yesterday

I encourage all of you to check out your local nursing or assisted living
homes. You will be awed by the history and stories you will uncover not
to mention the gratitude and appreciation of a few minutes of your time.
There are not many left at the age of 99 that just renewed their drivers
licenses.Â

Ride Hard Ride Safe
Larry Lawson (Taz)

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/06/24/99-year-old-veteran-honored/
__._,_.___

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6/25/12 - Allied Ride, Convention and area events

---- ATTENTION ----
From: Bill West
Subject: Dept Convention
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012

District Commanders,
As of right now the Department is at 74% of occupancy for the Convention
hotel, which means the Department will have to pay approx. $39,030.00 for
room shortages and $4000.00 for meeting room rental fees.
If you know of anyone that needs a room for the Convention please have
them call me ASAP so we can get them into the hotel.
Also any Call in that doesn’t have a Hotel Room booked will not be
receiving a reimbursement check.
Please pass this on to your Posts.

-----THIS COMING SATURDAY ----

ALLIED MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE RIDE – Saturday, June 30, 2012
ONE RIDE, THREE NATIONS: UNITED IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR FALLEN HEROES
http://www.alliedride.org/

Join in or just show up (even if you don’t register) and be a part of a
great tradition that gets better every year.

Itinerary for District 12, 5 and surrounding areas:
http://www.alliedride.org/index.php/texas-home. Staging at The Ridge
Community Church
, 930 Winscott Rd, Benbrook, TX (817) 244-1117 at
08:00,KSU at 08:30. Ride details:
http://www.alliedride.org/index.php/texas-ride

This is an open ride / drive for everyone to attend, Motorcycles or Cages.
The only thing requested is leaving the attitude at home and showing your
respect and pride in what and why we are doing this!

Link to the printable Texas poster http://kencox.us/amrr2012.png and the
above information http://kencox.us/amrr2012invite.pdf please share with
your friends.

---- NEXT MONDAY ----

On Monday, July 2 Unit 516 First Vice (elect) Retha Robbins will have a
table set up in the foyer at the Fort Worth VA Clinic from 10:00am to
1:00pm. The event is to provide information about The American Legion
Family programs and services. She is inviting members from any and all our
posts to join her. Directions:
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?id=658. POC:
retrob61@sbcglobal.net

----- AREA EVENTS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION -----

Subject: Fwd: Fw: June is PTSD Awareness Month - FREE PTSD Program
From: "Gary Smith"
See attachment for more information.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Bass, Christina <Tina.Bass@utdallas.edu>
*To:* Tina.Bass@utd.edu
*Sent:* Thursday, June 21, 2012 5:20 PM
*Subject:* June is PTSD Awareness Month/Will you help?

**We are asking everyone who has contact with veterans to help us raise
awareness about the PTSD intervention, a research project funded by the
Department of Defense, that is available at no cost to OEF/OIF veterans
here at the Center for BrainHealth.****

Will you forward the attached information to your address book or post the
enclosed flyer in your newsletter? As we have no direct access to the
veteran community we rely on all of you as our Information Ambassadors.
Thanks so much for your help and feel free to send us your information
about veteran services for our newsletter or for e-mail distribution.****

Sincerely, Tina Bass****

*“Strategies for when the battle ends……”*
*Christina (Tina) Bass*****
2200 W. Mockingbird Lane****
Dallas, Texas 75235****
972.883.3216 Work****
CenterForBrainHealth.org****
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(July 4 soccer tickets in Frisco)
From: THERESA HILL
To: Gary Smith
Subject: FC Dallas Tickets

Gary, would you please let everyone in the Division know that I have
FREE Dallas FC tickets for any and all veterans and their families for July
4th includes the firework show. If anyone is interested please let me know.
They can give me a call 972.268.0335 or email me thill04@sbcglobal.net.
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(Invitation to benefit a soldier flyer attached)
On July 28th their will be a benefit ride starting at Strokers Dallas and
ending at the American Legion in Lake Dallas. At the American Legion their
will be an ADA sponsored dart tournament, Texas Hold 'Em tournament,
silent auction, 50/50 drawing, raffle, $10 a plate pulled pork meal
catered by Texas Roadhouse and live music!
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October 19th, 2012 (Friday) Flyer attached
Pablo Hockey Golf Tournament/ Need help raising funds for Veterans
Date to sign up by: July 13th!!! (Hurry to reserve your spot)
Location: Iron Horse Golf Course; Cost: $70 per golfer
Contact for info: Pablo 682-203-8880 or Pablo@pablohockey.tk

----- 2012 FYI and when planning your next event ----

Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
July 7: Crowley Celebration of Freedom parade and events
http://ci.crowley.tx.us/calendar.aspx?EID=694
Jul 11-15: 94th Department of Texas Convention in Houston, TX
Jul 14: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Aug 11: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sept 8: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Oct 6: ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
Oct 13: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Oct 22: First day of early voting for November 6th general election
Nov 6: Election Day
Nov 10: (Saturday) Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade
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6/20/12 - June 2012

--- A great first half of June for District 12 ---
Joint meeting to introduce new district officers
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/scrapbook/20120604meetng/
Boys State 2012 District 12 participation
http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120609BoysState/
Haltom City Post 655 Flag Retirement Ceremony
http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120613post655/
Benbrook Post 297 Flag Retirement Ceremony
http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120614post297/
Mansfield Post 624 Flag Retirement Ceremony
(Pictures and info will be posted when available)

---- NOW on to the NEXT REALLY BIG THING ---

ALLIED MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE RIDE – Saturday, June 30, 2012
ONE RIDE, THREE NATIONS: UNITED IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR FALLEN HEROES

The Royal British Legion Riders, The American Legion Riders and The
Canadian Veteran Freedom Riders will hold the annual 'Allied Memorial
Remembrance Ride' on SATURDAY 30 JUNE 2012 http://www.alliedride.org/

Last year American Legion Family members and friends in three US states
joined UK and Canadian participants all on the same day. Join in or just
come (even if you don’t register) and be a part of a new tradition that
gets better every year.

This is the overview and itinerary for District 12, District 5 and
surrounding areas:
http://www.alliedride.org/index.php/texas-home. Staging at The Ridge
Community Church
, 930 Winscott Rd, Benbrook, TX (817) 244-1117 at 08:00,
KSU at 08:30. Ride details: http://www.alliedride.org/index.php/texas-ride

This is an open ride / drive for everyone to attend, whether MC,
Motorcycle Group, or a Lone Wolf, Motorcycles or Cages. The only thing
requested is leaving the attitude at home and showing your respect and
pride in what and why we are doing this!

Link to the printable Texas poster http://kencox.us/amrr2012.png and the
above information http://kencox.us/amrr2012invite.pdf please share with
your friends.

---- And then START the 2012/13 year RIGHT ----

On Monday, July 2 Unit 516 First Vice (elect) Retha Robbins will have a
table set up in the foyer at the Fort Worth VA Clinic from 10:00am to
1:00pm. The event is to provide information about The American Legion
Family programs and services. She is inviting (and strongly encouraging)
members from any and all our posts to join her. Directions:
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?id=658. POC:
retrob61@sbcglobal.net

---- FYI ----
D/FW National Cemetery 2012 flag raising and lowering schedule.
Legion Family member assistance is always needed and appreciated.
http://kencox.us/2012-DFW-flag-schedule.pdf
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Texas Veterans Commission 2012 Directory
Excellent reference item (I will leave it on the site until the next year
edition is published)
http://kencox.us/2012_tvc_directory.pdf
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From: Bill West
State Adjutant, The American Legion Dept of Texas
Subject: FW: VA&R Bulletin 21-12
Please pass on to all of your Post Members (attached)
Refund Schemes related to Military Disability Compensation Background
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Department Hubmaster Monthly Report July 2012
From: Don Daft (attached)
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2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America.
Our council (in district 12) is the Girl Scouts Texas Oklahoma Plains
http://www.gs-top.org/

----- 2012 FYI and when planning your next event ----

Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
July 7: Crowley Celebration of Freedom parade and events
http://ci.crowley.tx.us/calendar.aspx?EID=694
Jul 11-15: 94th Department of Texas Convention in Houston, TX
Jul 14: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Aug 11: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sept 8: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Oct 6: ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
Oct 13: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Oct 22: First day of early voting for November 6th general election
Nov 6: Election Day
Nov 10: (Saturday) Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade

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6/12/12 - Flag Day events and more

Howdy,

Last week completed another great year for Boys State and a District 12
delegate brought home the gavel for the first time since 1994. I plan to
include more information and pictures next week along with some Flag Day
pictures. Post 655’s Memorial Day Ceremony made the Legion Times
http://www.txlegion.org/Files/times/legion_times0612.pdf

---- Tomorrow morning -- Wednesday ---
Post 655 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony on Wednesday, June 13th
starting at 9:30AM. Come and join us during the special occasion.
Bill "Chief" Deal; phone (817) 834-1632
2817 Carson St, Haltom City, TX 76117

---- This Thursday is Flag Day ---
Jun 14: Flag Day -flag retirement ceremonies at Mansfield and Benbrook Posts
Both are in the evening, to check on times call the Posts (Sunset: 8:38pm).
Mansfield Post 624 phone (817) 477-2207
Benbrook Post 297 phone (817) 249-2791

------ June 23 ----
Post 655 is hosting the following training courses on Saturday, June 23rd
starting at 10:00AM. The cost is $25.00 for TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage
Commission) Seller/Server Certification. The Food Handler's Course is for
Tarrant County is $15.00. Those who complete these courses will receive
their certificates that day.
Please let us know if you would like to attend. post655@hotmail.com

Bill "Chief" Deal
Adjutant
2817 Carson St
Haltom City, TX 76117

817 834-1632

----- June 30 ----
Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Now is the time to make plans and register. All the details are on the
Texas link in the international website at http://www.alliedride.org/
Spread the word, print and share our Texas Poster
http://kencox.us/amrr2012.png
-----
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For your information from Gary Smith, 1st Division Hubmaster
Skilled training opportunity for eligible Vets. Please disseminate.
----- June 18 ---
From: Mary East, 1st Vice Commander, Post 597
Siemens is planning a Dallas launch of the program with a press conference
tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 18th at 10:00am at the USO center
at Terminal B at DFW airport (this is outside the security area).
The program information:
Hi all,

It was great to meet you yesterday and to discuss the new Veterans
Training Initiative from Siemens. Attached as discussed is a presentation
and brochures that talk about the program in detail. The launch for the
Dallas event is tentatively planned for June 18th. I will keep you posted
as things get a little closer but will try to coordinate for event at USO.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions or get your additional
information about this program.

Cheers, ERica

Erica Simmons
Global Marketing Manager, Energy and Utilities

Industry & Vertical Communications
Siemens Industry Sector
Industry Automation Division
I IA CC V
5800 Granite Parkway, Suite 600
Plano, TX 75024
------ (3 attachments) -----

--- June 23 ----
From: Ron Banks [mailto:rbanks@JOEFOSSINSTITUTE.ORG]
Subject: Joe Foss Institute

I represent the Joe Foss Institute, a non profit organization dedicated to
promoting Patriotism, Public Service, Integrity and an Appreciation for
America's Freedoms. Founded by Gen Joe Foss, WWII Marine Aviator that was
awarded the Medal of Honor, JFI conducts Veterans Inspiring Patriotism
presentations to students K-12 grade. The VIP program is delivered by
veteran volunteers across the nation and we are expanding in Texas.

We have scheduled a Veteran Orientation & Training Session June 23 at the
Frontiers of Flight Museum (Dallas Love Field) Dallas, TX 0900-1200.
Attached is a Flyer announcement about the event and I would appreciate you
distributing the information throughout the American Legion veteran contact
network.

Thank you very much for your assistance and please let me know if you have
any questions.

Ron Banks
Regional Developer-Texas Region
Joe Foss Institute
Hurst, TX
214-460-7173
www.joefossinstitute.org
---- (1 attachment) ---

----- 2012 FYI and when planning your next event ----
2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America.
Our council (in district 12) is the Girl Scouts Texas Oklahoma Plains
http://www.gs-top.org/

Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/ Texas
Poster http://kencox.us/amrr2012.png
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
July 7: Crowley Celebration of Freedom parade and events
http://ci.crowley.tx.us/calendar.aspx?EID=694
Jul 11-15: 94th Department of Texas Convention in Houston, TX
Jul 14: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Aug 11: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sept 8: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Oct 6: ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
Oct 13: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)
Oct 22: First day of early voting for November 6th general election
Nov 6: Election Day
Nov 10: (Saturday) Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade
2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX

An active page link listing many local events is located within the “Hub
Information” link at the bottom of this email. Items from this listing
and other sources are periodically reposted on our public webpage. To
have an activity posted please provide a flyer (pdf, jpg, png or word.doc)
with location, date, time, point of contact (phone, email or webpage) and
type of event (membership drive, public image, veterans’ assistance or
appreciation, fundraiser, etc.). If it is a fundraiser please include
what for.

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6/24/12 - Fwd: Fw: Auxiliary PDP Pat Wanoreck

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Fwd: Fw: Auxiliary PDP Pat Wanoreck
From: "Gary Smith"
Date: Mon, June 4, 2012 10:22 am
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please pass along this information to your respective Auxiliary Units.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Holly Heatly <heatly453@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 3:25 AM
Subject: PDP Pat Wanoreck
To: 5thdist.hubmaster@gmail.com


It is with a heavy heart I must share with you the passing of an
outstanding lady and auxiliary sister, Past Department President, Pat
Wanoreck.
Pat lost her battle with cancer and passed away this morning. Those of you
who knew Pat are aware of her dedication to our organization and will agree
we have lost a special Lady.
Pat was a dear lady a wonderful mentor and friend and I am a better person
for knowing her.
I know I and the many others she has touched will miss her dearly.
Please join me in offering prayers for her family and friends during this
difficult time.
For God and Country
Holly Heatly
5th District President
Department of Texas

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5/29/12 - Meetings, new SAL Squadrons and help for a family

Reminder:
This coming Monday, Joint District 12 meeting, Haltom City Post 655 at
7:00pm.
One week from Saturday, Veterans Day parade meeting 9am at VFW 8235 (time
to get started).
Two new SAL Squadrons (info below)
My Memorial Day

But first:

Greetings Everyone,

Just wanted to see if I could ask for little assistance from those that
can help out, we had an Reservist (Weekend Warrior) had his house catch
fire and took everything with it, he suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns,
the rest of the family is okay, has been release from the hospital, but
has to go to Little Rock burn center for treatment, they have lost
everything so if you think you can help in any way, please let me know.
George (Tank) Sherman

Hey everyone, here are the sizes of Tim, his wife and his 3 kids. I spoke
to him and his wife again and apparently it is worse than what they had
thought.

Tim- Pant size 38x32 Shirt size XL. Shoe size 12.
Tim's Wife- Pant size 5 and shirt size S-M, shoe size 7-8.
Jayden-7, He wears 7-8 Clothes and size 4-5 shoe.
Cole-4, he wears 4-5 clothes and size 11 shoes.
Addison- almost 2, she wears 2-3T clothes and size 6 shoe.

With all of the money donated, I will be getting a Visa Gift card to give
to them as well so they can use it as needed. Once again they thank you
for all of the help and support. Living arrangements are taken care of.
Please just keep them in their thoughts and prayers to get through this
and for Tim's injuries to heal. Thanks and God Bless.

-Todd

Post 297 is a drop off location. If you think you can help with ANYTHING,
please let me know, and all help is truly appreciated!
George (Tank) Sherman
g.shermanf-16@hotmail.com
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Thursday June 7th - American Legion Post 639 will Charter a Sons of the
American Legion Squadron. Everyone is welcome to attend. This is a first
for our Post and are very proud to have a SAL Squadron.
Point of Contact: "Matt Mathews" <mxmystr@yahoo.com>,
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Thursday, June 21st at 7:00pm Post 655 will conduct its 1st ever S.A.L
membership meeting. Anyone wishing to join Post 655 S.A.L. Squadron is
encouraged to attend this meeting.
Point of Contact: Bill "Chief" Deal, 817 834-1632
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Hope you all had a memorable Memorial Day.
I enjoyed an excellent Memorial Day service at the New Trinity Cemetery in
Haltom City. Post 655 brought together a team including Mayor Hutchinson,
Police Chaplain Hamlin, Richland High School JROTC, Boy Scouts, Cemetery
Board and more. Over 300 flags marked known veterans’ graves including
three dating back to the Civil War. About 100 Veterans and friends
attended the impressive service. Pictures in the scrapbook and here
http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120528NewTrinity/20120528NewTrinity.html
I also made it to LaureLand and Mount Olivet that both had great
ceremonies and David Fenn choreographed another innovative Flag Retirement
at Post 516 (signing up 2 new members that were in the ceremony).
----- 2012 FYI when planning your event also check events at:
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/ and
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/hub12/schedule.html

June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 8: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Jun 14: Flag Day -flag retirement ceremonies at Mansfield and Benbrook Posts
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/ Texas
Poster http://kencox.us/amrr2012.png
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
July 7: Crowley Celebration of Freedom parade and events
http://ci.crowley.tx.us/calendar.aspx?EID=694
Jul 11-15: 94th Department of Texas Convention in Houston, TX
Jul 14: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Aug 11: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sept 8: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Oct 6: ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
Oct 13: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Oct 22: First day of early voting for November 6th general election
Nov 6: Election Day
Nov 10: (Saturday) Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade
2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX

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5/26/12 - Memorial Day

Reminder for Memorial Day this Monday: (event information attached)

Fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon – and fly the POW - MIA flag.
And, at 3 o’clock this Monday afternoon – pause – for the "National Moment
of Remembrance.”
---
Please indulge me as I repost a short Memorial Day message that is not
selling something, partisan or in my opinion controversial.
Ken

(Quote)
Memorial Day, Truly Remembered
Posted by on May 25, 2012
Hello, from your Congressman, Michael Burgess.

One thousand soldiers of the Third U.S. Infantry’s “Old Guard” carefully
placed small American flags on a quarter-million graves at Arlington
Cemetery
yesterday – on Thursday, before Memorial Day.

Memorial Day - originally called “Decoration Day” - is our opportunity for
a day of remembrance of those who died while defending our Nation and its
values. Each of us has the opportunity to make Memorial Day mean much more
than just another of the three-day federal holidays:
Fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon – and fly the POW - MIA flag.
And, at 3 o’clock this Monday afternoon – pause – for the "National Moment
of Remembrance.”

Hopefully in your community, flags will decorate the graves.
And perhaps we will observe “Decoration Day” as it began in May of 1868:
To renew the pledge to aid and assist those disabled veterans – the widow
– and the orphan. As the Civil War general said, “They are left among us -
as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude.”

Please set aside this one day out of the year as the Nation gathers – to
remember – reflect – and honor – those who have given everything in
service to Country.
It only takes a few moments to keep the memory of Memorial Day alive for
your children – to honor the sacrifice of past generations.
Thank you for taking the time to remember Memorial Day.

May God bless you and your family. May God bless those who sacrifice for
our Country – and as always, may God bless Texas.
(Close quotation)

Linked here and attached is a list of some events in our area (including
the DFW National Cemetery) http://www.kencox.us/Memorial-Day-2012.pdf

This link will be active through Memorial Day so please pass it on.

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5/23/12 - Memorial Day and events

Monday is Memorial Day. A wonderful time to take a young person to an
event (any event), and explain why we honor the people that made the
ultimate sacrifice so we can keep the freedoms guaranteed by our
constitution.
A few of the events are listed in this Memorial Day events poster
http://www.kencox.us/Memorial-Day-2012.pdf
--
Hoffbrau Steaks Discount
http://hoffbrausteaks.com/veterans-discount-at-hoffbrau-steakhouse/
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From: billw@txlegion.org
Subject: Dept Convention
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012
District Commanders,

Please pass on to your Posts, they only have until June 1st to reserve
rooms for Convention. We have not sold out the Hotel so we will have to
release the block early to try and reduce the room block penalty.
Bill West

---- DISTRICT 12 ACTIVITIES ----

District Hubmaster notifications are for events participated in by the
district as a whole and/or activities benefitting American Legion
programs. Each of our posts have several events each month and most have
a webpage with their events listed. The ones we know of are linked below
(and on the district webpage), please check out their events or calendar
regularly.
Post 60: http://www.americanlegionpost60texas.org/
Post 135: http://www.alr135.org/
Post 356: http://www.americanlegionpost356.org/
Post 379: http://hebtxpost379.org/
Post 516: http://www.post516.com/
Post 569: http://www.americanlegionpost569.com/
Post 624: http://www.alpost624.org/
Post 626: http://txlegion626.org/
Not listed and have a post webpage, please let us know.
Public events for Posts 639, 655 and 838 are presently included on the Hub.
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/hub12/schedule.html
An active page link listing many local events is located within the “Hub
Information” link at the bottom of this email. Items from this listing
and other sources are periodically reposted on our public webpage. To
have an activity posted please provide a flyer (pdf, jpg, png or word.doc)
with location, date, time, point of contact (phone, email or webpage) and
type of event (membership drive, public image, veterans’ assistance or
appreciation, fundraiser, etc.). If it is a fundraiser please include
what for.

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5/16/12 - Congratulations to Theresa Hill

To: The American Legion Department of Texas Division One

Congratulations from District 12 to Theresa Hill (District 5 ALA member)
for her hard earned and well deserved recognition in the May 2012 ALA
magazine.
Page 11 in the magazine (print and online version)
http://www.alaforveterans.org/media/AuxiliaryMagazine/Pages/default.aspx

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5/15/12 - New Officers and coming events

Last minute notice for folks that want a job in the Tyler area 10:00 –
14:00 Hrs. – Tuesday, May 22, 2012 (see attached flyer)
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May 19: DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM at Post 511 (announcement attached)
Also see more events for this Sat. at
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/hub12/schedule.html
----
Memorial Day events poster http://www.kencox.us/Memorial-Day-2012.pdf
----
Department June Hubmaster Report (attached)
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The American Legion Department of Texas Division One and District 12
Officers Elect for 2012

Division One Commander: Al Robart
Division One Auxiliary President: Dolly Norton
Division One SAL Commander:

District 12 Commander: Sonny Starr (post 356)
Vice Commander: Joe Page (post 838)
Adjutant: Bob Leeks (post 838)
Finance Officer: John Straten (post 379)
Judge Advocate: “Matt” Mathews (post 639)
Sgt at Arms: Larry Burks (post 379)

District 12 Auxiliary President: Shay Grannan (unit 297)
Vice President: Tina Hill (unit 626)
Secretary: Tiffany Pritchard (unit 297)
Treasurer: Brenda Straten (unit 379)
Historian: Lavita Marshall (unit 379)

District 12 SAL Commander: James Estes (squadron 516)
Vice Commander: Mark Patterson
Adjutant: Bill Kuehner (squadron 297)
Finance Officer: Steve Slaughter (squadron 297)

Please send any corrections or additions to the above listing to
hub@txlegiondist12.org
As you elect new commanders/president, adjutant, etc. please let me know
so we can update the “hub distribution” listing for your post.
----
On May 20, 2012 A Memorial Service to honor the family of Spec Philip C.S.
Schiller will be held by the City of The Colony in conjunction with The
American Legion Post 21 at the Veterans’ Memorial 4100 Blair Oaks Drive,
The Colony, TX 75056 (flyer attached).
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DISTRICT 12 ACTIVITIES
An active page link listing many local events is located within the “Hub
Information” link at the bottom of this email. Items from this listing
and other sources are periodically reposted on our public webpage. To
have an activity posted please provide a flyer (pdf, jpg, png or word.doc)
with location, date, time, point of contact (phone, email or webpage) and
type of event (membership drive, public image, veterans’ assistance or
appreciation, fundraiser, etc.). If it is a fundraiser please include
what for.

District Hubmaster notifications are for events participated in by the
district as a whole and/or activities benefitting American Legion programs
as opposed to an individual post.
Each of our posts with a post home will have several events each month and
are encouraged to have a webpage with their events listed. The ones we
know of are linked below (and on the district webpage), please check out
their events or calendar regularly.
Post 60: http://www.americanlegionpost60texas.org/
Post 135: http://www.alr135.org/
Post 356: http://www.americanlegionpost356.org/
Post 379: http://hebtxpost379.org/
Post 516: http://www.post516.com/
Post 569: http://www.americanlegionpost569.com/
Post 624: http://www.alpost624.org/
Post 626: http://txlegion626.org/
Not listed and have a post webpage, please let us know.
----
Events for Posts 655 and 838 are included at
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/hub12/schedule.html

----- 2012 FYI when planning your event also check events at:
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/ and
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/hub12/schedule.html

May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 8: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Jun 14: Flag Day -flag retirement ceremonies at Mansfield and Benbrook Posts
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/ Texas
Poster http://kencox.us/amrr2012.png
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
July 7: Crowley Celebration of Freedom parade and events
http://ci.crowley.tx.us/calendar.aspx?EID=694
Jul 11-15: 94th Department of Texas Convention in Houston, TX
Jul 14: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Aug 11: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sept 8: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Oct 6: ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
Oct 13: Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (9:00am)
Oct 22: First day of early voting for November 6th general election
Nov 6: Election Day
Nov 10: (Saturday) Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade
2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX

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5/9/12 - District 12 weekly activities

District 12 weekly activities update

First Division Convention (agendas attached)
This coming Saturday, 11:00am, Post 569
Map to post at http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/hub12/postloc.html
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Pictures from R2R rest stop at Mansfield post 624
http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120421R2R/20120421R2R.html
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Pictures from Wedding at 1st division Rally
http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120505rally/20120505rally.html
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Memorial Day activities poster (printable), something for everyone
http://www.kencox.us/Memorial-Day-2012.pdf
If you have an activity to add email ken@kencox.us
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Check out this great website and please pass on to others.
Bookmark this for anyone coming to your post in need of assistance.
http://www.auntbertha.com/
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The American Legion Extension Institute online class
https://www.legion.org/alei
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Next Saturday, May 19th:
Flag raising at DFW National Cemetery 9:00am (schedule attached)
Department Training starting at 9:00am (see attachment)
Run for the Wall reception in Grand Prairie 5:30pm (see attachment)
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For a break – watch the northern lights from the International Space Station
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120305.html
----- 2012 FYI when planning your next event -----
May 14: First day of early voting in primary election
May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day -flag retirement ceremonies at Mansfield and Benbrook Posts
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Texas Poster http://kencox.us/amrr2012.png
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
July 7: Crowley Celebration of Freedom parade and events
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Oct 6: ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
Oct 22: First day of early voting for November 6th general election
Nov 6: Election Day
2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX

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5/2/12 - Planning and Scheduled events

Howdy All,
Please let me know if your post will be participating in or you know of a
Memorial Day event to list. I now have The DFW National Cemetery,
Terrell, Bluebonnet Hills, Laurel Land, Mount Olivet, Pantego and Post 516
Flag Retire. I will send the list early next week so please respond with
details or links to ken@kencox.us ASAP.
Thanks,
Ken
--
From: butchsparks@comcast.net
Subject: Ads for the Department Program
The Department Convention is only 2 & ˝ months away and the deadline for
ads for the department program is only a little over a month away.
We have received many promises of ads but not a lot of actual subscribers.
We appreciate those of you who have sent in ads, but the rest of the gang
needs to get it going if we are to have a great program. By the way the
proceeds from the program help defray convention costs, especially the
Commander’s and President’s reception.

Please get those ads in. Attached is the ad application form for your
use. As always if you have questions, please give me a call at
281-433-2741.

Thanking you for all your efforts.
Butch
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District 12 May scheduled events:
May 4, 5 & 6 - ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
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May 7 - Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
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May 12 - Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
(see information attachments for the Legion and Auxiliary)
And for the Riders:
There will be a riders meeting at the convention and at this time will
discuss, briefly, the fallen riders fund project. We have discussed,
cussed and beat on it long enough. It is time to go forward. I suggest
that each post that has a rider group in the 1st Division send a
representative as a vote will be taken with members present on this
program.
The following is a brief agenda for the meeting:
Call meeting to order.
Prayer and a moment of dedication to those whom we have lost over the year.
A few moments for the 1st Division Commander.
Discuss and finalize the fallen riders fund issue.
Briefly discuss where the riders are and where we are going.
Open discussion with riders in the meeting. Your ideas, thoughts and
announcements.
Close the meeting.
Hope to see you there.
Larry Lawson (Taz)
1st Division Advisor.
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May 17 - Boys State
Joe Page wishes to remind everyone to get their delegates ready for Boys
State
. Orientation will be May 17 at Post 569 from 7 to 9 pm. Brochures,
applications and information are at http://txlegionbstate.wordpress.com/
Joe can be contacted at page.joseph@yahoo.com
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May 19 - Department Training for north east and north central Texas
American Legion Post 511 located at 3607 South RL Thornton Freeway (I-35)
in Dallas
(see information attachments)
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May 19 – Run for the Wall greet at Grand Prairie Dubiski High School
5:30-7pm (flyer attached)
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May 28 - Memorial Day (flyer with events will be sent next week)
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Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride 2012. Please help spread the word about
this years ride! http://www.alliedride.org/
--
A few other items that may be of interest:
-
May 12 Benefit Run to honor Coach Joe (flyer attached)
Not sure if you knew, but Coach Joe was a very huge supporter of Texas
Riders Helping Texans and "Feed the Kids".
-
May 19 – Texas Championship Outhouse Races in Mt. Pleasant, Texas
http://www.mtpleasanttx.com/visit_mount_pleasant/moonlight_festival.aspx
-
May 24 until May 28 American Traveling Tribute in West, Texas
AVTT is an 80% replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
(details attached)
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May 26th, 2012 On Lake Belton (click on their beautiful flyer)
Buffalo Soldiers M.C. Field Meet & BBQ Cook Off.
--
FYI when planning your event
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day -flag retirement ceremonies at Mansfield Post 624 +?
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
July 7: Crowley Celebration of Freedom parade and events
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Oct 22: First day of early voting for November 6th general election
Nov 3: ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
Nov 6: Election Day

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4/18/12 - R2R on the road

R2R is on the road and our own Bill Deal (Haltom City Post 655) is sending
us pictures.
For your viewing pleasure:

Bill Deal – Day 1 (Monday)
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?clk_loc=5#!/media/set/?set=a.221161944656497.40356.100002880796319&type=3

Bill Deal – Day 2 (yesterday)
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?clk_loc=5#!/media/set/?set=a.221191037986921.40366.100002880796319&type=3

also:
Pictures from the R2R facebook album
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?clk_loc=5#!/media/set/?set=a.10150729239876112.423532.158096691111&type=3

Meet and greet them this Saturday morning at Mansfield Post 624 about
10:30 and then in Arlington (check with your Auxiliary for times and
location).

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4/16/12 - District 12 events

Coming events
--
Saturday April 21 finishes out the week for R2R. They start at Cleburne,
breakfast in Keene, a rest stop at Mansfield Post 624 and then lunch in
Arlington. If you live near Keene go see the entire town turn out, Post
624 welcomes all to cheer the folks on and the Auxiliary can always use
help in Arlington. We have Riders escorting all week and if you have not
gotten an itinerary you need to get with your Post Legion Rider Director
ASAP.
http://ride2recovery.com/images/stories/TXRideGuide.2012.pdf
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FYI: anyone interested in an informative event for students and their
parents to learn about the process to enter a service academy. Saturday,
April 21st from 8 a.m. until noon at Carrollton’s First Baptist Church,
http://burgess.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=RQD2IBFKH4JH6OGQ7AHZKNK4CA
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May 4, 5 & 6: ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
---
May 7: Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
--
May 12: Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
(see information attachments for the Legion and Auxiliary)
--
May 17: Boys State
Joe Paige wishes to remind everyone to get their delegates ready for Boys
State. Orientation will be May 17 at Post 569 from 7 to 9 pm. Brochures,
applications and information are at http://txlegionbstate.wordpress.com/
Joe can be contacted at page.joseph@yahoo.com
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Bob Roberts is a candidate for Department of Texas Commander (please see
the letter to the Riders attached).
--
Reba Hollingsworth, Commander & Past Adjutant, Hollingsworth-Moore Post 123;
http://www.orgsites.com/tx/hollingsworth-moore_123/
Department of Texas Service Officer-Waco Office; and Junior Vice
Director, Echelon 31, Twenty and Four, The Honor Society of Women
Legionnaires asked that we post the attached newsletter for your
information (attachment).
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Reminder:
It is that time of year, and the AMRR Registration has gone live for this
years Allied Ride 2012. You can sign up as an individual or a group of two
or more. Please help spread the word about this years ride!
http://www.alliedride.org/
--
----- 2012 FYI when planning your event also check post events at
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/
May 4, 5 & 6: ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
May 7: Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12: Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
May 19: DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM at Post 511
May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Nov 3: (tentative) ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX –

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4/4/12 - Spring Convention follow-up

Spring Convention election of 2012-2013 District Officers:
Auxiliary:
President: Shay Grannan
Vice President: Tina Hill
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Legion:
District 12 Commander: “Sonny” Starr
Vice Commander: Joseph Paige
Finance Officer: John Straten
Judge Advocate: Charles “Matt” Mathews
Sergeant-at-Arms: Larry Burks
-
SAR Commander James “Woody” Estes
- more pictures can be added if provided
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/scrapbook/20120331conv/20120331conv.html
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Saturday April 21 finishes out the week for R2R. They start at Cleburne,
breakfast in Keene, a rest stop at Mansfield Post 624 and then lunch in
Arlington. If you live near Keene go see the entire town turn out, Post
624 welcomes all to cheer the folks on and the Auxiliary can always use
help in Arlington. We have Riders escorting all week and if you have not
gotten an itinerary you need to get with your Post Legion Rider Director
ASAP.
http://ride2recovery.com/images/stories/TXRideGuide.2012.pdf
---
May 12: Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
(Letter from Linda with details attached)
---
Joe Page wishes to remind everyone to get their delegates ready for Boys
State
. Orientation will be May 17 at Post 569 from 7 to 9 pm. Brochures,
applications and information are at http://txlegionbstate.wordpress.com/
Joe can be contacted at page.joseph@yahoo.com
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May 19: DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM at Post 511
Attached is the information pertaining to the upcoming Department Training
sessions discussed by Bill West.
(2 attachments)
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From George (Tank) Sherman
Greetings Everyone,
It is that time of year, and the AMRR Registration has gone live for this
years Allied Ride 2012. If anyone has any issues with registering, please
let me know, you can sign up as an individual or a group of two or more!
Hope all is well with everyone, and please help spread the word about this
years ride!
http://www.alliedride.org/
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Note from William "Chief" Deal, Adjutant Post 655
All of us here at Post 655 would like to thank our many friends and family
who joined us in the grand opening of Lavender's Lounge. Everyone had a
great time and we even had two or three individuals who completed
Membership Applications to join the American Legion family here at Post
655.
Tonight was a huge success! Thank you all.
Lavender's Lounge will be open Thursday through Monday, 4pm - Midnight.
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From Jim Prendergast
The American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association has launched a new
Facebook page. This brand-new page is available for you to post stories
about your local youth programs in action, offer suggestions, or network
with others who are interested in, or are past participants in, American
Legion youth programs: Boys State, Boys Nation, American Legion Baseball,
Junior Shooting Sports, Boy Scouts, Junior ROTC, Oratorical Contests,
Samsung Scholarships – or any other Legion-connected activity that
enriches the lives of young people.
Please check out the Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Legion-Youth-Programs-Alumni-Association/180892608688877?sk=wall&filter=12
Learn more about the association at www.legion.org/youthalumni
Please share these links with members, volunteers and past participants
with stories to share, ideas to strengthen these programs, and successes
to report.
Thanks for all you do on behalf of our nation’s youth.
Daniel S. Wheeler
National Adjutant
The American Legion
----- 2012 FYI when planning your event also check post events at
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/
Apr 14: Medal of Honor Host City event in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
Apr 16-21: Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to Arlington
http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
Apr 28: Dallas Military Ball
May 4, 5 & 6: ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
May 7: Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12: Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
May 19: DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM at Post 511
May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Nov 3: (tentative) ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX –

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3/29/12 - REMINDER District Convention this Saturday and more

TONIGHT:
WHAT: Grand Opening of Lavender's Lounge
WHERE: Donald N. Thompson Post 655, 2817 Carson St, Haltom City
WHEN: Thursday, March 29th, HOURS: 4PM-Midnight
Come one, come all, come help us celebrate Lavender's Lounge, named in
memory of our Past Commander and friend, Don Lavender.
Play a game of darts or shoot a game of pool and listen to some tunes.
If you get hungry, check out Chef "T's" menu for some delicious foods.
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REMINDER – REMINDER - REMINDER
District 12 convention this Saturday at Mansfield
Our District 12 Spring Convention is March 31 at Mansfield.
Invitation, Registration & agenda attached.
The following item is about the redistricting that will be discussed at
the convention.
Also:
Monday there is a Flag Retirement at Post 655 (details below)
April 22 is an Honor Ride at Arlington (details below)
June 30 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (info and contacts)
Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony at Fort Hood 5/21/2012
Finally a potential employment opportunity for vets and my schedule.
Also attached are R2R and AMRR posters and the flag schedule for the
National Cemetery.
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Fwd from Don Daft
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:12:57 +0000
Subject: Redistricting is now on website

Success! The proposed plan for redistricting is now on the website as of
this morning. It consists of a table showing sq mileage for each district,
veterans by counties, number of Posts, and goals for districts, then maps
for each of the districts, and dots showing the location of Posts, and a
summary of each of the 4 metropolitan areas.

Nowhere does it show the Posts which will be additions to a particluar
district or the Posts being removed from the District. Therefore, a
District Commander will have to figure out on his/her own the suggested
changes in their district. Surely the Committee has addressed the issue
and that information is available somewhere. Why can this not be supplied
now also? This is the season for all of the District meetings for such
consideration. My District did not even know that my Post would be in the
3rd District.

Do the Legion leaders really want this to happen? If so, there has been no
attempt to sell this idea to the general mambership, or the Division,
Districts or Posts, that I can find. All of us can remember the last
several attempts which have failed to be passed because of lack of
understanding by the members. What makes this redistricting unique? Why
don't we tell the story so it become important to the members of the
Posts, and they are willing for their representatives to take action?

My Post would change from the 6th District to the 3rd District. Would it
also move to the First Division? What about your Posts? Do you think it
makes sense?

The use of the website for this kind of communication sure makes sense and
will give the mebers a chance to feel included.

Don Simons
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Monday, April 3, 2012
Subject: Flag Retirement

Hello all,
Just wanted to let you all know that our scout troop will be at the post
this coming Monday at 6 PM. They will retire our used flags. Please come
out and support them as they perform this somber and very Honorable duty.
Darrell (Tatay) Eaton
American Legion Post 655
Sgt @ Arms / Executive Officer
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R2R (I see no mention of Legion Riders but passed on from Matt)
HONOR RIDE Clay Hunt Memorial (Arlington, TX)
Rangers Ballpark, Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 9:00 AM
http://www.active.com/cycling/arlington-tx/honor-ride-clay-hunt-memorial-arlington-tx-2012
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From: Gary Poplin
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:31 AM
Subject: 2012 Flag Schedule (attached)
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The following is from the Division about this years AMRR.
It was great last year and is getting better every year. All the details
and more are on a fantastic web presentation at http://alliedride.org/ and
the Texas poster is attached. Last years ride pictures are at
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/scrapbook/20110702amrr.html
--
From: bob roberts
To: 1st Division Hubmaster
Gary, Could you get this out for me.
Thanking you in advance.
Bob
----- Forwarded Message -----From: Mike S
----- Original Message ----- From: Don McGovern
Subject: Fwd: Invitation - The Allied Memorial Remembrance RideJune 30,
2012 in Terrell, Texas
The Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR),
http://alliedride.org/index.php/texas-organizers, and Thunder Roads Texas
Magazine, would like to invite all Texas American Legion Riders to a Texas
event that we are sponsoring on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Terrell, Texas.
This an annual motorcycle ride to Allied Memorials and takes place
simultaneously in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. One
ride, three nations: United in remembrance of our fallen heroes.

We are looking for a record turnout in 2012 and are requesting the support
of American Legion, 5th District and especially all NTX ALR Posts.
George "Tank" Sherman is organizing the Texas ride-in to Terrell on the
day of the event. We need your help in supporting us w/logistics in prep
of the ride. This would include contacting and enrolling all TX Posts and
any other clubs/riding groups you believe would attend this event.
This date will come upon us faster than we think so please help us make
this a memorable ride for all veterans and their families.
Contact:
George "Tank" Sherman's @ 682-597-7469
Don "DB" McGovern's @972.896.1919
Thunder Roads Texas Magazine
http://thunderroadstexas.com/index.htm
-----
From: Alan Robart <alrobart@msn.com>
Subject: FW: Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony at Fort Hood 5/21/2012
> What: Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans
> Where: The Great Place, Fort Hood, Texas
> When: Monday 21 May 2012
> Time: Not specified; details to follow
> Who: sponsored by US Army III Corps, headquartered at Fort Hood
> Registration: online NO LATER THAN Tuesday 24 April 2012 Additional details
> to follow: at the Fort Hood Press Center, www.hood.army.mil/pww and the
> Fort Hood Facebook page
>
> Subject: Fwd: FW: Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony (UNCLASSIFIED)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guadalupe Lopez > Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony > ALCON -
please pass information to all state and national veterans
> organizations. Thanks.
>
> Fort Hood holding Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony
>
> FORT HOOD, Texas - In conjunction with Phantom Warrior Week, III
> Corps is
> holding a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony May 21, 2012.
>
> Lieutenant Gen. Don Campbell Jr., the III Corps and Fort Hood
> commanding
> general, said this ceremony at the Great Place is about the Army
> embracing
> Vietnam veterans and caring for them because they never received the
> welcome
> home they deserved.
>
> During the ceremony, Vietnam veterans from around the nation will
> receive
> the same fanfare present day Soldiers receive when they return from
> Iraq and
> Afghanistan.
>
> The veterans will parade onto Sadowski field in front of hundreds,
> perhaps
> thousands of supporters who appreciate the sacrifices they made 50
> years
> ago. Vietnam veterans who are interested in participating in the
> welcome
> home ceremony need to register online here by April 24, 2012.
>
> While Vietnam veterans will be notably recognized on the parade
> field, all
> veterans are invited to attend the week's events and should also
> register
> online. Many events have limited availability and will be open on a
> first
> come basis.
>
> In addition to the welcome home, Fort Hood Soldiers who are home
> from the
> battlefields, are coming together to rebuild their camaraderie.
>
> After the welcome home ceremony May 21, the general said units are
> encouraged to host veterans at open houses to show off their unit
> pride and
> to share battle histories.
>
> May 22, veterans are invited to a prayer breakfast and golf
> scramble.
>
> Fort Hood Soldiers will hit the playing fields and gyms May 23 to
> compete in
> multiple sporting events to earn the Commander's Cup. Spectators are
> welcome, and veterans are encouraged to cheer on their former units.
>
> Then, May 24, Vietnam veterans are invited again to participate in
> the pass
> in review with Fort Hood units prior to the presentation of Phantom
> Warrior
> Week trophies and the coveted Commander's Cup.
>
> More details will be released as they become available at the Fort
> Hood
> Press Center, www.hood.army.mil/pww and the Fort Hood Facebook page.
>
> To access Fort Hood, visitors will need stop by the visitor's center
> with
> their driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
> Passengers will also need to show ID at the gate.
>
> Those arriving on motorcycle, including passengers, will be required
> to wear
> a Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
> No. 218
> or Snell Standard M2005 approved motorcycle helmet fastened under
> the chin,
> full fingered abrasion-resistant gloves or mittens, long sleeved
> shirt/jacket and long trousers, foot protection and eye protection.
> Reflective vests are required for Soldiers, civilian employees,
> Families and
> retirees and are encouraged for all other visitors.
>
> Please go to the www.hood.army.mil/pww website, click on Veterans
> Welcome
> Ceremony link, scroll down to the bottom of page, click on Veteran
> Registration Form link, fill out and submit information.
>
>
> Steven Moore
> Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
> Community Relations
> 254-287-7545 (office)
> 254-289-3883 (cell)
> steven.mooresr@us.army.mil
-----
Fwd from Don Daft
From: butchsparks@comcast.net
Subject: FW: RecruitMilitary Client with Thousands of Jobs
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:45:05 -0500
Thought this might be good for our veterans looking for employment.
Butch
We’re helping one of our top clients, Verizon, connect with transitioning
military service members who are interested in rewarding careers. With
their confidence, initiative and integrity, Verizon is certain veterans
will excel in an environment that delivers endless opportunities. In fact,
at Verizon, they will join a team of over 12,000 talented veterans and
reservists.
This URL http://bit.ly/GM4LC7, provides online access to the printable
poster highlighting the benefits of a career with Verizon. Please post
this flyer where your transitioning service members can see it.
Additionally, if you have an email distribution list direct to service
members or others who help them in transition, please forward this to
them. If you are able to mention the opportunities in transition
briefings, that would be greatly appreciated as well.
Verizon is creating a future where technologies are changing the world.
They’re developing innovative solutions, creating connections that matter,
and delivering on their promise to exceed expectations every day. When
transitioning military service members discover a life-changing career
with Verizon, they’ll play an essential role at a world-class company
that’s also at the forefront of world-shaping technology.
Please let me know if there’s anything else I can provide regarding the
opportunities at Verizon. Thanks in advance for informing our deserving
veterans of the career opportunities available with Verizon. With your
help we can ensure their transition is an easy one.
Sincerely,
Mike Francomb
Senior Vice President
RecruitMilitary
513-683-5020
----- 2012 FYI when planning your event also check post events at
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/
Apr 1-Jun 30: alligator hunting season
Apr 14: Medal of Honor Host City event in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
Apr 16-21: Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to Arlington
http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
Apr 28: Dallas Military Ball
May 4, 5 & 6: ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
May 7: Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12: Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
May 19: DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM at Post 511
May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Nov 3: (tentative) ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX –

**************

3/20/12 - Final Itinerary - Veteran's Memorial Wall Dedication- 03/22/2012

Fwd from Al Robart:

From: Bill Deal
To:
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 12:16 PM
Subject: FW: Final Itinerary - Veteran's Memorial Wall Dedication- 03/22/201


To: ntx-pgr@ntxpgr.org Subject: Final Itinerary - Veteran's Memorial Wall
Dedication- 03/22/201 Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 01:03:44 -0500 From:
ntx-pgr@ntxpgr.org


N o r t h T e x a s P G R F I N A L I T I N E R A R Y Mission Name:
Veteran's Memorial Wall Dedication Classification: Ceremony Ride Captain
#1: Larry "Larryeye" Insinna (In Training); (817) 637-0113;
Larryeye@att.net Ride Captain #2: Rick "Doc" Crabb; (910) 330-9861;
randjcrabb@juno.com Mission Summary: The Patriot Guard Riders have been
invited by the family of SPC Joel Ramirez to attend the dedication of the
Veteran's Memorial Wall at the Life School Red Oak Secondary Campus in
Waxahachie on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 9:30 AM. SPC Joel Ramirez, an
Ellis County soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last April, will be
honored during the dedication ceremony. His name will be the first placed
on the wall. The purpose of the Veteran's Memorial Wall is to honor Ellis
County
soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty from
September 11, 2001 to the present time. PART 1: Establish a Flag Line
around the memorial site: Thursday, March 22,
2012, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Life School Waxahachie Mission Date: 03/22/2012
Staging Time: 08:15 AM Briefing Time: 08:30 AM In Position Time Or KSU:
08:45 AM Details Of Part 1: We will stage (come early for breakfast!) at
the What-A-Burger located at the corner of Butcher Road (FM 387) and Hwy
77, just south of the school. The organizers have asked that the PGR have
large flags flying on bikes if possible. Movement will be approximately
.5 of a mile from the What-A-Burger to the Life School campus Staging
Address For Part 1: What-A-Burger 2965 N. Hwy 77 Waxahachie, TX 75165 Map
To Staging Area For Part 1: Map To Staging Point PART 2: Memorial
Dedication: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 9:30 AM Mission Date: 03/22/2012 In
Position Time Or KSU: 09:30 AM Details Of Part 2: The Patriot Guard
Riders will stand a Flag Line during the dedication of Ellis County
Veteran's Memorial Wall Staging Address For Part 2 Life School Waxahachie
3295 U.S. North Hwy. 77 Waxahachie,
TX 75165 Map To Staging Area For Part 2: Map To Staging Point Water Truck
For Part 2: - The Flag/Water Truck WILL Be There. Support Person: Larry
"Larryeye" Insinna; (817) 637-0113; Larryeye@att.net; North Richland
Hills
Weather Forecast: (See WEB Calendar For The Latest Forecasts) Check
The Online Itinerary For Current Weather With Radar And Mission Updates
Before Heading Out. Comments: - Iron horses if you can, cages are always
welcome and appreciated. Respectfully Submitted By: Rick Crabb Ride
Captain
____________________________________________________________________________
Mission Name:
Veteran's Memorial Wall Dedication
Classification: Ceremony
Ride Captain #1: Larry "Larryeye" Insinna (In Training); (817) 637-0113; Larryeye@att.net
Ride Captain #2: Rick "Doc" Crabb; (910) 330-9861; randjcrabb@juno.com

Mission Summary:

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of SPC Joel
Ramirez to attend the dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial Wall at the
Life School Red Oak Secondary Campus in Waxahachie on Thursday, March 22,
2012, at 9:30 AM. SPC Joel Ramirez, an Ellis County soldier who was killed
in Afghanistan last April, will be honored during the dedication ceremony.
His name will be the first placed on the wall.

The purpose of the Veteran’s Memorial Wall is to honor Ellis County
soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty from
September 11, 2001 to the present time.

PART 1:
Establish a Flag Line around the memorial site: Thursday, March 22, 2012,
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Life School Waxahachie
Mission Date: 03/22/2012
Staging Time: 08:15 AM
Briefing Time: 08:30 AM
In Position Time Or KSU: 08:45 AM
Details Of Part 1:
We will stage (come early for breakfast!) at the What-A-Burger located at
the corner of Butcher Road (FM 387) and Hwy 77, just south of the school.
The organizers have asked that the PGR have large flags flying on bikes if
possible. Movement will be approximately .5 of a mile from the
What-A-Burger to the Life School campus
Staging Address For Part 1:
What-A-Burger 2965 N. Hwy 77 Waxahachie, TX 75165
PART 2:
Memorial Dedication: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 9:30 AM
Mission Date: 03/22/2012
In Position Time Or KSU: 09:30 AM
Details Of Part 2:
The Patriot Guard Riders will stand a Flag Line during the dedication of Ellis County Veteran's Memorial Wall
Staging Address For Part 2
Life School Waxahachie 3295 U.S. North Hwy. 77 Waxahachie, TX 75165
Water Truck For Part 2: - The Flag/Water Truck WILL Be There.
Support Person:
Larry "Larryeye" Insinna; (817) 637-0113; Larryeye@att.net; North Richland Hills
Comments: - Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated.
Respectfully Submitted By: Rick Crabb Ride Captain

**************

3/17/12 - Important message from Commander

From: "Alan Robart" <alrobart@msn.com>
Subject: 12th District Commander
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 1:03 PM


Ken Please get this out to all posts.

Troops,
It has just been brought to my attention that Debra Brooks will not be
able to take the 12th District Commander position next year due to family
problems. It has been a pleasure to work with Debra as my Vice Commander
this past year and I wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Now, we need someone to step up and run for the 12th District Commander in
the next 2 weeks. Please put on your thinking caps and let us find a
qualified candidate to work for us.

Get back with me as soon as you can with suggestions.

Thanks
Al Robart
12th District Commander


and while you are here I have a message about R2R
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry Lawson
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 7:47 AM
Subject: Fw: [alr321] Texas Ride 2 Recover

Here is the schedule for the Ride 2 Recover. W really need help in the
escort from San Antonio to Austin. Please contact Matt at
mxmystr@yahoo.comso that we can plan and get an idea of how many
riders to expect.

Ride Hard Ride Safe
Taz

Apr 16-21 - Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge

Texas Challenge presented by UnitedHealthcare Information and
Registration
*Apr. 16 - 21, 2012 Texas Challenge *
Everything is BIG in Texas and this event should not disappoint. From the
start in San Antonio to the state capitol of Austin to the finish at the
baseball game at Texas Ranger's Ameriquest Field vs. the Boston Red Sox,
this event will also feature visits to Brooke Army Medical Center, Randolph
AFB, and Ft. Hood. Healing heroesfrom the Center for the Intrepid, Ft.
Bliss, and Ft. Hood are expected to participate.
The event will feature a kick-off celebration in San Antonio.
The rides will be limited to 200 participants with a minimum $3000
donation. Your $75 registration fee is applied to your fundraising goal.
All healing heroes ride for free. There is an active duty Military or VA
employee discount of 50%.
The Participant riders will receive a Ride 2 Recovery jersey, socks, and
T-shirt. The donation will also include hotel housing, limited rider
support, luggage transportation (70lbs max), daily route guides, marked
course, rest stops, snacks, meals. There may also be nighttime
entertainment on selected evenings.
2010 Texas Challenge Slide Show: <http://www.1888scanvan.com/r2r/> Read
the Don't Mess with Texas Challenge Ride Blog:
Register Now!
Ride 2 Recovery *Texas
Challenge*<http://www.ride2recovery.com/component/dtregister/?eventId=1202&task=event_register&type=reg_individual>
*
**ONE DAY RIDE* Ride 2 Recovery *One Day Ride - Texas Challenge
Challenge*<http://www.ride2recovery.com/component/dtregister/?eventId=1206&task=event_register&type=reg_individual>
Apr. 16 - 21, 2012 - If you cannot join us for the whole ride, but would
like to join us for ANY One Day during the tour.
Ride Schedules
RIDE GUIDE CLICK
HERE<http://www.planobicycle.org/images/stories/Ride%20Guide.2011.pdf>

Texas Challenge April 16-21
16-Apr. Day 1 San Antonio San Marcos
17-Apr. Day 2 San Marcos Austin
18-Apr. Day 3 Austin Ft. Hood
19-Apr. Day 4 Ft. Hood Waco
20-Apr. Day 5 Waco Cleburne
21-Apr. Day 6 Cleburne Arlington
--

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3/15/12 - Sonny Starr update, events and Post 21 Request

Sonny had his surgery this afternoon and is recovering. He is at HEB
Hospital
, but his phone is off so he can rest. So far, so good. If he
doesn't have problems through the night, he should make a full
recovery........

Mike Strachan
Post 356
-----
reminder Attachments:

Lavenders Lounge grand opening THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH
March 31st Spring Convention Intro, registration and agenda
R2R Texas Challenge poster 16-20 April
ALR State Rally in Abilene 18-20 May registration and poster
----
From: Linda Reed
please , at the request of this post , send this to the posts in the
division. I know after talking to many that they just dont have the
students,,,,,,,,,, please help each other make a difference in a young
persons future., help where you can if you can.
Linda

Linda M. Reed,
1 ST DIVISION COMMANDER

----- Forwarded Message -----
From:* Fred n Glena Rogers
To:* Linda Reed
*Subject:* Post 21 Request for help...

Hello Linda and Dick,
On behalf of Post 21 I am requesting that this email be forwarded to all
American Legion Posts in the 1st Division and the 4th District.

Legionnaires:
American Legion, Holley-Riddle Post 21, The Colony, TX has raised enough
money to send 18 High School Juniors to Texas Boys State 2012. *However*,
we still have 5 highly qualified young men on a “waiting list” as we try to
raise additional funds. We have tapped out our local resources and are
needing help from surrounding posts. We called Michael Simon this morning
to see if we could get help from the Department. His suggestion was that
we contact the other Posts in our Division and District and request help
from them. Therefore this email.

Our hope is that there are some Posts that have the funds set aside for
Boys State and will not be using them this year or perhaps there are Posts
that do not have a Boys State Program that would like to become involved
with this fine program and have the credit to report on their Consolidated
Post Report. If your Post sponsors a participant your Post will receive
the credit to report on your CPR.

While reporting numbers on the CPR always makes us look good…that is not
our driving motivation. Boys State provides a character-building and
educational experience that participants will remember and benefit from for
a lifetime. When they return they will be well equipped to take a more
active role in student government now, thru college and finally become
highly productive citizens in their community. This is an opportunity to
make a positive difference in a young person’s life.

Our total cost per participant is $400…this includes tuition,
transportation, and spending money.

Your check, earmarked as “Texas Boys State 2012” can be mailed to:
American Legion Post 21
P.O. Box 560997
The Colony, TX 75056

On behalf of all the members of Post 21 we thank you for your consideration
and participation.

Fred Rogers, 1st Vice Commander
972-977-9342
1stvice@post21.org

----- 2012 FYI when planning your event also check post events at
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/
Mar 24: Texas Veterans Land Board Benefits Fair
Location: Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington TX
Mar 29: Grand Opening of Lavender’s Lounge at Post 655
Mar 31: District 12 Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (9AM)
Apr 1-Jun 30: alligator hunting season
Apr 14: Medal of Honor Host City event in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
Apr 16-21: Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to Arlington
http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
Apr 28: Dallas Military Ball
May 4, 5 & 6: ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
May 7: Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12: Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
May 19: DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM at Post 511
May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Nov 3: (tentative) ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624

**************

3/13/12 - District 12 Riders Down - update

Update on Bill and Jay
---------
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:22 AM
From: "Darrell"

Hello all,
I just got off the phone with the riders. They are still in the hosp. Bill
is almost ready to be released,but they are waiting for Jay to regain some
strength. The worst injury was suffered by Jay, he had some broken bones
but is doing better. From what I gather, an SUV ran Bill off the road, he
hit the ditch, Jay went down trying to avoid it all. The car didn't stop
of course. Bill's bike will probably be a total loss. WE can all thank god
that it wasn't worse. Keep them in your prayers. They are not sure when
they'll be coming back to Ft Worth.

Darrell (Tatay) Eaton
American Legion Post 655
Sgt @ Arms / Executive Officer

**************

3/12/12 - Alerts: Riders, SCAM, Reports update, ALEI, VA event

For your information:
Riders down
Scam alert (attached)
Adjutant’s information (Hubmaster Report attached)
VA event
Lavender’s Lounge (attached)
The American Legion Extension Institute (ALEI) Goes Online
Discount coupon (attached)
Legion Birthday and years events
---
From: Matt Mathews Monday, March 12, 2012 8:58 AM
Just a little note to let everyonr know that we had 2 Riders from the 12th
District go down yesterday outside of Beaumont. Bill Deal and Jay Foraker
from American Legion Post 655 in Halton City. As of this morning both are
still in the hospital but nothing is life treatening just running more
test. Keep them in your prayers and I will update as I get information.
---
Another SCAM Alert:
From: "Wheeler, Daniel S <d.wheeler@legion.org>
Date: March 9, 2012 1:42:18 PM CST
Attached is a letter regarding a scam that has happened in Virginia.

From: Bill West, State Adjutant, American Legion, Dept of Texas
Please pass on to your Posts. I know Post 447 received a call yesterday
asking for assistance.
From: AL Robart
Please get this out to all posts.
(Letter is attached titled “SCAM”)
---
For the Commanders and Adjutants our Department Hubmaster Report is
attached (reminders about reports due, etc.).
---
From your Hubmaster: This is on a Wed. in Dallas but great PR event.
Fwd from: Theresa Hill
Aaron's will be making a large donation to the Dallas VA Hospital, such as
a face lift to several areas in the hospital. New furniture, rugs,
cabinets, TV's and much much more....this is a large event coming to the
VA...there will be NASCAR drivers there and several more special
guest....they are looking for a motorcycle escort from the Gaylords to the
Dallas VA on March 21...leaving the Gaylords at 7:15 A.M. arriving VA at
8:00 A.M. if anyone is interested please let me know: Theresa
Hill..972.268.0335.
Lunch will be provided for all riders/passengers..
This is such an opportunity for our VA as well as our hospitalized veterans
---
Grand Opening of Lavender’s Lounge at Post 655
Thursday, March 29 (flyer attached)
---
Subject: FW: Alert Notice - American Legion Extension Institute (ALEI)
goes online
> Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 08:03:41 -0600
> Please help pass the message below on to your Posts.
> Bill West, State Adjutant, The American Legion Dept of Texas
>
> The American Legion Extension Institute (ALEI) Goes Online
>
> The new improved The American Legion Extension Institute will be available
> on www.legion.org. This edition replaces the former four booklet course
> which is no longer available in Emblem Sales. This new improved course
gives
> our members the capability to obtain and access it in a much easier manner.
> Once purchased the member may access it for the life of the course. Each
> post should encourage its members to learn as much as possible about the
> history of The American Legion. This will ensure they know where we've
been,
> where we currently are and where we are going as an organization, as
well as
> lay the groundwork for developing new current and future leaders.
>
> The Internal Affairs and Magazine Divisions have developed an entirely
> rewritten, online version of the ALEI. The idea of the online course, and a
> booklet form to be developed over the next few months for members without
> internet access, is to educate and empower the American Legion family
> member. This interactive, multimedia training tool will provide every
member
> an opportunity to learn and discover the rich history, programs, policies,
> developments, positions and goals of our organization.
>
> This 90 minute course composed of six modules: History and Organization,
> Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, Children
> & Youth with a Course wrap-up and a comprehensive final exam, is developed
> around the Four Pillars of what The American Legion was founded. Each of
> these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation's
> veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and
> communities across this great Nation.
>
> Upon successful completion of the course the student will immediately
> receive a pdf "certificate of completion" and National will be notified of
> the successful completion and the user will be sent a completely redesigned
> cap pin and signed certificate of completion by National Commander Fang
Wong
> and National Adjutant Dan Wheeler.
>
> If you are interested in knowing more about The American Legion and how you
> can become involved, go to www.legion.org/alei <http://www.legion.org/alei>
> on or after March 9th or visit your mylegion.org and for a modest fee of
> $4.95 for current American Legion family members, and $9.95 for non
members,
> and an active email address, you can become empowered with the knowledge to
> become a leader in The American Legion. The American Legion is the nation's
> largest and most influential network of U.S. wartime veterans, families and
> communities and The American Legion Extension Institute helps bring all
this
> together in one simple to use program.
>
> We encourage all members to take advantage of this interactive training
> instrument. If you have any questions, please call or email Internal
> Affairs.
---
Discount special (attached) for Legion Riders passed on by Bill Deal.
--
March 15 is the designated birthday of The American Legion. On that date
in 1919, the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American
Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United
States
is celebrated on July 4 - the date in 1776 when patriots declared
the independence of the British colonies and the spirit of America was
born - March 15 is the date when The American Legion came to life.
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3/7/12 - Sorrowful loss of two friends

Bunny Wells, Past Commander of Post 516, wife of Joe Wells (deceased)
passed away today.
I will pass on information about services as available

also:
----- Original Message -----
*From:* bob roberts
*Subject:* Sir Duck

My Legion Riders -
I was informed by Mr. Mike Lambert, Patriot Guard, that Jesse Duckworth,
aka Sir Duck, has passed away. Services are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home, 606 W. Airport
Frwy, Irving, Tx. After the services, the Patriot Guard will be providing
escort to DFW National Cemetery for burial.
I am asking any and all American Legion Riders, who are available, to
assist the Patriot Guard, to honor a fellow veteran who served this great
Nation. Please forget everthing else.
Per Mr. Lambert, the flag line will be forming at the funeral home at
approximately 8:30 a.m. and again at the National Cemetery.
Again, if you are available, please help honor this veteran.
Thanking you in advance
Bob Roberts (Honcho)

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3/2/12 - Riders' meeting reminders and more

Last minute reminders: ALR first div meeting in Sulphur Springs & SAL
Texas Cmdr. Steve Slaughter Homecoming at Benbrook Post 297
Below:
R2R patches & rockers
Riders meeting details attached
Legion birthday celebration
Etc

Two additional emails coming with attachments (that you have already
opened if working from the top down).
Fundraiser (from Linda Reed)
Dept training schedule
----
----- from Bill Deal
Just wanted to let everyone know that the "Texas Challenge 2012" rockers
are available or just $5.00 each. If you are planning on participating in
R2R this year get a jump on the other folks and get your patch now.

We also have the 3" circle patch with the R2R logo available for $10.00 each.
Texas Challenge 2009, 2010, 2011 rockers are also available for $5.00 each.

To order, send a money order or check to: American Legion Riders 655, 2817
Carson St.
, Haltom City, TX 76118
. Make money orders or check payable to:
American Legion Riders 655. Please indicate which patch/patches you want
and the quantity

Ride Safe.

William "Chief" Deal
Adjutant Post 655
2817 Carson St
Haltom City, TX 76117
817 834-1632
817 287-8872 cell
"Post 655, where heroes gather"
-----
Al,
Could you do me a favor and put this out to the District.
Thanking you in advance.
Bob

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "whiskyrik@tx.rr.com"
To: bob roberts
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: Riders Meeting Reminder

Done and done...

On another note:
Post 60 will be celebrating the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the AL
on 11 March at 1pm.
I have secured Tarrant County based Renfro Foods of Fort Worth to be a
primary sponsor.
I have a request in to Frost Bank for financial assistance.
Humperdinks of Arlington will be donating a gift card to be given away.
I did not hear back from you about making this a district-wide event, so I
took it on myself
to make SOMETHING happen. I hope as we progress theough this calendar year
that we can do a few
things in our community to garner the AL a little recognition. We would
also sign up new members
at this time, should any approach and inquire about our programs.
We would love to have you and yours in attendance...no RSVP necessary.

For God and Country,

Rick
---
March 15 is the designated birthday of The American Legion. On that date
in 1919, the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American
Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United
States
is celebrated on July 4 - the date in 1776 when patriots declared
the independence of the British colonies and the spirit of America was
born - March 15 is the date when The American Legion came to life.
----- 2012 FYI when planning your event also check post events at
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/
Mar. 3, Homecoming for SAL Texas Cmdr. at Benbrook Post 297
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.jpg
Printable http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.pdf
Mar 3: ALR first div meeting in Sulphur Springs
Mar 15-17: American Legion Birthday
Mar 24: Texas Veterans Land Board Benefits Fair
Location: Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington TX
Mar 31: District 12 Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (9AM)
Apr 1-Jun 30: alligator hunting season
Apr 14: Medal of Honor Host City event in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
Apr 16-21: Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to Arlington
http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
Apr 28: Dallas Military Ball
May 4, 5 & 6: ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
May 7: Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12: Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
May 19: DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM at Post 511
May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Nov 3: (tentative) ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624

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2/25/12 - Escort, Spring Convention and more

Request for Funeral escort on Monday Feb. 27

A fellow Legion Rider from Post 655 is requesting the assistance from all
ALR members. His daughter's father-in-law who is an Air Force Veteran
passed away 2/23/12. Ronald Caldwell was an A1c in the Air Force from
1965-1968.

Those who can participate please meet at 0700, Dignity Memorial, 6001 Ruff
Snow, Ft. Worth, Tx. KSU at 0730 for an escort to DFW Memorial Cemetery.
Services there will be at 0900.

We know this is very short notice but we just received this information.
Thank you,

William "Chief" Deal
Adjutant Post 655
817 834-1632
817 287-8872 cell
---
From: Alan Robart
Our District 12 Spring Convention is March 31 at Mansfield
Registration & agenda attached.
---
Three emails will follow. I have sent them individually so you can
forward individually and to maintain the attachment links.
FW: Dept Training with registration forms attached
FW: Letter from Dept Commander as an attachment to that email
FW: Home Depot Foundation with an attachment that may be useful for
returning Vets
---
Update on Sonny Starr
Past 1st Division Commander Sonny Starr went in for his post CVA testing
today and this is a short synopsis of what is going on at present.
1. Sonny still has some residual swelling on his brain from the stroke.
2. Right carotid is almost totally blocked and will require an
endarterectomy in a week or two to oepn it up.
3. An artery in his left arm is blocked and will require stenting.
4. Sonny will be limited in activity for a while and will require lots of
rest after any activities.
5. Kelley advises he came through procedures ok.
6. Sonny will be able to go back to work for only a few hours a day with
no physical activity on Monday.
7. The Doctors want Sonny to rest frequently and not overdo.

Mike Strachan
Post 356
---
Update on AMRR 2012
Just wanted to let everyone that is interested know that I have talked to
Kelly, and as of tomorrow, we can start booking rooms at the Holiday Inn
Express in Terrell for June 30th, Please state that you are with the
"Allied Bike Ride". We are going to have the same set up as last year with
a party in the parking lot, we have a few items that we are working on,
such as food and drinks, working on the Marine Corp League of Terrell to
do the Bar-B-Que for lunch and dinner, and have the drinks as a BYOB type
of thing. For those that need it, the phone number for Terrell's Holiday
Inn Express is 972-563-7888.
As always any ideas, suggestions, or even complaints will be appreciated

George (Tank) Sherman
http://www.alliedride.org/
--
March 15 is the designated birthday of The American Legion. On that date
in 1919, the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American
Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United
States
is celebrated on July 4 - the date in 1776 when patriots declared
the independence of the British colonies and the spirit of America was
born - March 15 is the date when The American Legion came to life.
(from The American Legion Extension Institute)
----- 2012 FYI when planning your event also check post events at
http://www.txlegiondist12.org/

Mar. 3, Homecoming for SAL Texas Cmdr. at Benbrook Post 297
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.jpg
Printable http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.pdf
Mar 3: ALR first div meeting in Sulphur Springs
Mar 15-17: American Legion Birthday cellebrated
Mar 24: Texas Veterans Land Board Benefits Fair
Location: Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington TX
Mar 31: District 12 Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (9AM)
Apr 1-Jun 30: alligator hunting season
Apr 14: Medal of Honor Host City event in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
Apr 16-21: Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to Arlington
http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
Apr 28: Dallas Military Ball
May 4, 5 & 6: ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
May 7: Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12: Division 1 Convention at South Fort Worth Post 569
May 19: DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM at Post 511
May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Nov 3: (tentative) ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624

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2/17/12 - Sonny update, schedule changes, R2R and more

Update on Sonny:
Sonny is home from the hospital. He is doing well and is in good spirits
and is positive about the surgery to repair the blockage. He has blockages
in both carotid arteries, one of which caused the stroke. He will be
having a angiogram done on the 24th. Surgery will be needed as the
blockage is too close to the artery branch to put stents in according to
the vascular surgeon. He will be on aspirin therapy as well. His also has
a working phone now. We want to thank you all for your prayers.

Thank you
Kelley
---
Post 569 hosted an excellent reception for the American Legion Auxiliary
National President
http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20120215AuxNatPres/20120215AuxNatPres.html
---
From: bob roberts
Subject: Div ALR meeting
Division One American Legion Riders meeting schedule update:
According to Linda, we are set up for March 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in
Sulphur Springs.
Please relay to all
Thanking you in advance
Bob
---
March 3 location change for the Division One Convention (same time, date
and entertainers, just moved across town because of a scheduling
conflict).

From: Linda Reed
Subject: please get the following out to the Division
It will be May 12th, at post 569, Ft. Worth. It will start at 1 pm.
registration at 11 am. I will send out a formal letter in the next few
weeks. The cost so you can get it approved will be 10.00. The aux will be
doing a bake sale to raise funds, the SAL will be doing a 50/50 and the
legion will be doing a raffle. Sooooo we all can help our family out by
assisting with the needs of these fundraisers.
Questions should be sent to me please.
Thanks to you all.
Linda M. Reed,
1 ST DIVISION COMMANDER
---
Again Ride 2 Recovery is approaching. Like last year, the Riders who will
be attending the ride from San Antonio to Arlington are asking for our
fellow Legionnaires assistance in raising money to purchase American
Legion "Thank You" coins.

Last year our Riders presented these coins to fellow veterans who were
members of the Ride as well as other veterans at the Waco VA hospital and
other veterans in Ft. Hood, Cleburne and other stops along the route. The
impact these coins had on those who received them far exceeded what any of
our Riders present could imagine. One thing for sure that we all agreed
upon was the positive image of the American Legion Family that these coins
had. It also showed that "WE" cared for our veterans.

Your help is again needed to purchase more "Thank You" coins for this
year's Ride 2 Recovery. Costs for the coins is approximately $2.00 each
with shipping. If you would like to help with the cause you can send your
cash, check or money order to: American Legion Riders Post 655, 2817
Carson St
, Haltom City, TX 76117
. Please make payment payable to: American
Legion Riders Post 655. If you send a check or money order please indicate
in the memo section: Thank You coins.

Everyone who donates will receive a letter from the Riders of 655
acknowledging their donation.

William "Chief" Deal
Asst Director, AL Riders Post 655
12th District ALR Advisor
2817 Carson St
Haltom City, TX 76117
817 834-1632
817 287-8872 cell
---
> From: billw@txlegion.org
> To: commander@txlegion.org; vc@txlegion.org; ja@txlegion.org;
depthubmaster@txlegion.org
> Subject: FW: New LIT Offer
> Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:56:09 -0600
>
> Dear Department and Post Leaders,
>
> The Legionnaire Insurance Trust is excited to announce LegionCare; the
newly
> enhanced Accidental Death benefit available at No-Cost to all Legion
> Members. LegionCare is a one-of-a-kind benefit offered exclusively to
Legion
> Members.
>
> LegionCare provides all Legion Members with:
>
> . $5,000 in Accidental Death Coverage for covered accidents that occur
> if you are traveling on official Legion business.
>
> . $1,000 for all other covered accidents.
>
> . 24/7 protection that covers Legionnaires at home, at work and while
> they are travelling away from home available for all Legion Members in your
> Department.
>
> IMPORTANT: All members must activate their $5,000 in protection in order to
> be covered. Please be sure to insert the postcards that will be provided to
> you into each Legionnaire's Membership Renewal kit so they have the
> opportunity to activate their coverage. Legion Members may also activate
> their coverage by going online to www.theLIT.com.
>
> Please see the attachments for more information, please pass this on to all
> your members.
>
> Bill West
> State Adjutant
> The American Legion
> Dept of Texas

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2/13/12 - Sonny Starr Update, Texas Military Ball and more

Sonny Starr Update for Feb. 13, 2012:

Sonny will be discharged today, but will be seeing a vascular surgeon for
more tests and possible surgery in the near future. He is in good spirits
and thanks everyone for their concern.......
Mike Strachan
Post 356
-----------
A few more general items to pass on:
----
Subject: Convention: Dallas, Texas Military Ball
From: Alan Robart
Please send to all posts.

From: billw@txlegion.org
Please pass on to your Members and Posts

> From: Robinson, Bridget A. [mailto:brobinson@legion.org]
> To: Adjutant-Dept. of Texas
> For your response as you deem appropriate. Thank you.

> Message sent from Ron Morrissette at ronmorr1@verizon.net
>
> Please be advised the this vyear the "Dallas Military Charity Ball",
> www.dallasmilitaryball.org is going to have Corporate Sponsors to honor
> World War II veterans. They will have free admission to the Ball and be
> recognized for their service to their country. Could you put out the word
> on your websites and emails? I have been tasked to find as many as posible.
> I am already sending over sixteen hundred invitations to Air Force
> Association members but I want to pay particular attention to those 85 or
> older. Free admission to the almost all day affair with the featured
> speaker being the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. If you cal help, please
> call Ron Morrissette, Secretary of the Dallas Chapter of the Air Force
> Association at 972-530-4647.
> American Legion Member of Post 321, Plano, Texas
>
> Ron Morrissette
> (972) 530-4647
> 2601 Ivanridge Lane
> Garland, TX 75044
--
From Post 655
PLEASE PASS ALONG THAT OUR "OPERATION THANK YOU" CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR
APRIL 7TH HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT.

William "Chief" Deal
Adjutant Post 655
----
From Gary Smith
1st Division Hubmaster
Some info passed on to me from Herman Yentz of Post 453.

Texas motorists will now have the ability to make a contribution through
their vehicle registration form to support the Texas Veterans Commission's
Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA). Since the first FVA grants were made
in 2010, TVC has awarded over $18.5 million in grants to 69 local
government and non-profit organizations. In fiscal year 2011, FVA grants
helped to serve 65,700 Veterans and their family members. Services include
emergency financial assistance, transportation services, counseling for
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, housing
assistance, family and child services, Veterans Courts and legal services.

Under the legislation, someone wishing to donate an amount – be it $1 or
$1000 – may insert the amount in the “fee box” at the bottom right hand
corner of vehicle registration renewal notices. Customers would then add
that amount to whatever their vehicle registration fee would be. The DMV
will then send the donation to the FVA to directly support Veteran
services.
---
----- 2012 FYI when planning your event -------
Mar. 3, Homecoming for SAL Texas Cmdr. at Benbrook Post 297
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.jpg
Printable http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.pdf
Mar 15-17: American Legion Birthday
Mar 24: Texas Veterans Land Board Benefits Fair
Location: Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington TX
Mar 31: District 12 Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (9AM)
Apr 1-Jun 30: alligator hunting season
Apr 14: Medal of Honor Host City event in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
Apr 16-21: Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to Arlington
http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
Apr 28: Dallas Military Ball
May 4, 5 & 6: ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
May 7: Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12: Division 1 Convention at Haltom City Post 655
May 28: Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1: Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4: District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14: Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30: Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30: DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4: Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11-15: 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24-30: National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11: Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16: (Tentative) - Fall DEC
Nov 3: (tentative) ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624
2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX –
2014
Jul 8 - 13, 2014 - 96th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION McAllen
Aug 22 - 28, 2014 - National Convention, Charlotte, NC

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2/8/12 - This Friday and next Wednesday - important PRESS RELEASE

This Friday 10 Feb 2012 (day after tomorrow)

Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012
Subject: Westchester Plaza

Westchester Plaza Assisted Living Center
will be holding a Veterans Meet
and Greet this Friday 10 Feb 2012 in their lobby area. My understanding is
that refreshments will be served, and they are asking the American Legion
to come down and visit with their Vets, exchange information, and to bring
items that can be displayed in the "Veterans Hall". The Vets at the Center
have also been asked to bring items that they may want to display or just
show. I would like to see a number of Legion Family Members their to visit
with our Vets.

Westchester Plaza is at 544 South Summit Ave. in Fort Worth. From Highway
30 take exit 13A. Turn South onto Summit. to Pennsylvania Ave. Turn Left
onto Pennsylvania. Take the very next Left. You will be able to see the
building from I-30 as it is a 15 story building that sits right off I-30.
Any questions feel free to call,

Sonny Starr
---------------
Next Wed. – it would be nice if this got to the press – press release
attached – also a link
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/National-President-visit-press-release.docx
-------------------
American Legion Auxiliary
Media Release
Department of Texas

For immediate release:

National President of the American Legion Auxiliary visits Fort Worth.

[Fort Worth] – The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Texas, will
host National President Kris Nelson during a stop in the Dallas/Fort Worth
area on her nationwide tour in support of the mission of the American
Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Nelson will continue the Auxiliary’s on-going
efforts of service to our veterans and military personnel as she visits
the Dallas VA Hospital on February 14th and the Fort Worth VA Clinic on
February 15th.

The American Legion Auxiliary 12th District will host a reception in Mrs.
Nelson’s honor at American Legion Post 569, 400 W. Felix St., Fort Worth,
on February 15th from 6-8pm, following her tour of the VA Clinic.

Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest
patriotic women’s organization. With a membership of 850,000 strong and
9,500 units across the U.S., the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary
is to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of
veterans, military, and their families. Through community outreach,
educational services, and countless volunteer hours, the Auxiliary
promotes patriotism, citizenship, peace, and security.
----------------
FYI:
New IRS Online Tool Helps Low- and Moderate-Income Taxpayers Find
Locations for Help http://youtu.be/ZI5aLi0guAc
----- please mark your calendar ----
Mar. 3, Homecoming for SAL Texas Cmdr. at Benbrook Post 297
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.jpg
Printable http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.pdf
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
Mar 31, District 12 Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (9AM)

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2/2/12 - Saturday – Monday – Jobs – R2R – Rally - Boys State

Reminder: this Monday, Commanders Call 7:00pm at Post 569
Items below:
This Saturday Post 639 reopening
Job opening in Tyler
Scheduling for R2R participation in April
First Division Rally in Mansfield (flyers attached)
March 1 Job Fair in Dallas
Boys State information from Dept.
--
FYI (just forwarded to the hub)
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:13 AM
Subject: American Legion Post 639

As most of you know by now. we will be having a grand REOPENING of
American Legion Post 639 this Saturday Feb 4th from 3pm to midnight. We
will have FOOD and BEVERAGE for sale. We will also be raffling off a
$50.00 and a $25.00 Bar Tab. We are also holding a Dart Tournament
starting at 6.00pm. Would really like to see as many folks as possible.
ThePost will open this Thursday and Firday from 3pm to 12pm which will be
our normal days and times.
Dart Tournament and food every Friday night.
We also have 8 liners for your entertainment.
So if you get a chance come see us Thursday, Firday and Satuday!!!!!!!
Thanks
Matt
We are located at 622 Shelby Rd. Exit Everman Pky and go 3 miles we are on
the left. Go south on Forrest Hill, turn right at the Post Office and we
are on the right.
---
Job availability in Tyler
Director of Career and Veterans Services
University of Texas at Tyler - Tyler, TX
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/120131010329
--
If you are planning on going to San Antonio in April to support this
year's R2R or will be joining the R2R along the way and would like to stay
in the same hotel as the R2R participants and staff, please send me your
name, where you will need hotels, if from San Antonio back to Arlington,
just indicate "ALL" and how many rooms you need. At this time we do not
know which hotels that will be used or the cost per night BUT we are
suppose to get the same discount rates as the R2R folks.

R2R this year is scheduled for April 16-21. Those going to San Antonio
will be leaving here (DFW area) on Sat the 14th or Sun the 15th. More info
will be coming and there will be meetings scheduled between now and then
to put things together.

Please let me know soon as possible if you want to be included when we
make these reservations. I'll let everyone know the costs for each hotel
as well as the name and location of the hotel.

Ride Safe.
William "Chief" Deal
Adjutant Post 655
2817 Carson St
Haltom City, TX 76117
817 834-1632
---
May 4, 5 and 6 at Post 624 in Mansfield
Be sure to mark your calendars for the American Legion Riders First
Division Rally
Flyer and more attached
---
Ken,
Please get this out to all posts. Might be a good way to get members also.
> From: billw@txlegion.org
Subject: FW: Dallas Veteran Opportunity Expo -- 3/1/12
> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:34:26 -0600
>
> District Commanders,
> Please pass this information on to your Posts.
>
> Thanks
>
> Bill
>
> Bill West
> State Adjutant
> The American Legion
> Dept of Texas
>
> I am hoping you can help me spread the word about this upcoming Expo in
Dallas, TX. RecruitMilitary is producing this Hiring Our Heroes Expo in
cooperation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Legion to
benefit veterans, transitioning military personnel, members of the Guard
and Reserve, and military family members.
>
> The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and RecruitMilitary are joining forces in
the nationwide campaign to connect veterans and military spouses with
employers and will be partnering on this upcoming Hiring Our
Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo.
>
> Veteran-friendly employers, franchisors, and educational institutions
will be in attendance offering a variety of opportunities. It’s not
often that you get an exclusive opportunity to meet face-to-face with
veteran-friendly recruiters and to network with other veterans about
career opportunities. This is a great opportunity! Please get the word
out to all military personnel and spouses, and your veteran network
contacts about this special event for their benefit.
>
> EVENT DETAILS:
>
> Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo Thursday,
March 1, 2012 • 11 AM – 3 PM Irving Convention Center
> 500 Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
>
> I invite you to download the poster for this free event. You can print,
post, and/or forward it to anyone who may benefit:
> https://events.recruitmilitary.com/uploads/event/attendee_poster/411/Printable_Flyer_DALLAS_CHAMBER_lo_res.pdf
>
> Or you can direct anyone who would like to register for the event to our
candidate information page:
> https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/dallas-opportunity-expo-march-1-2012
>
> Thank you for all you do for our country, our military personnel, and
their families. If you have any questions about this event or
RecruitMilitary, please let me know.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Anthony Carney, U.S. Army Veteran
> Military Marketing Specialist
> Direct Line (513) 677-7088
> anthony.carney@recruitmilitary.com
---
From: michaels@txlegion.org
> To: Dept. Hubmaster
> Subject: Don, Please send out on the HUB.
> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:57:53 -0600
>
> The letters and brochures for Texas Boys State have been sent out to all
> high schools we have address for in the state of Texas. The applications
> and new brochure are available online at both the department web page under
> programs and at http://txlegionbstate.wordpress.com/, this is the Texas
Boys
> State web page. Please print the applications from the web pages as they
> will not be included with the mail outs. A new brochure will also be sent
> to each post with the adjutants instruction letter from the program
> chairman. Again, if you need applications or brochures, they are printable
> from the web pages.
>
> Michael A. Simon
> Director of Internal Affairs
> The American Legion
> Department of Texas
> 512-472-4138 X6
>
> You are a volunteer till you take a position of responsibility,
> then you are accountable.
--
----- FYI when planning your event
Feb. 6, 2012 Commanders call at post 569.
Mar. 3, Homecoming for SAL Texas Cmdr. at Benbrook Post 297
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.jpg
Printable http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.pdf
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
April 7, 2012 Post 655 hosting "Operation Thank You" concert
Mar 31, District 12 Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (9AM)
Apr 14, 2012 – Medal of Honor Host City events in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
April 16-21, 2012 Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to
Arlington http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
May 4, 5 & 6 2012, ALR Division 1 Rally at Mansfield Post 624
May 7 Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12, Division 1 Convention at Haltom City Post 655
May 28, 2012 – Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1, Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4, District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14, 2012 – Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30, 2012 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30, 2012 DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4, Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11 – 15, 2012 - 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24 – 30, 2012 - National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11, 2012 – Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16, 2012 (Tentative) - Fall DEC

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1/27/12 - veteran's burial assistance

From: Alan Robart
Subject: FW: veteran's burial assistance
Date: Friday, January 27, 2012, 8:45 AM

Ken,
Please get this out to all posts.
People, A veterans family is in need.
Thanks AL

From: joseph.rangel@att.net
To: 12dis@txlegion.org;
Subject: veteran's burial assistance
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:07:47 -0600

Commander,

I sent an email to your personal email address yesterday the 25th. Here
is the situation. Eugene Morris Boyd was an Army veteran and I personally
viewed his 214. His family call my post (569) to ask for assistance.
Long story short, Mr.. Boyd has passed and the family is in need of
assistance to bury him. The arrangements are with Guardian Funeral Home
(5704 James Ave, Fort Worth). Their phone number is 817-293-8477. The
outstanding balance is 3121.00. My post has pledged $550 so far and I am
awaiting to hear from the SAL. We will be taking the checks directly to
the funeral home. I am asking to see if any of the other post in the 12th
District can contribute any funds. Any contribution will be greatly
appreciated. The family needs the money ASAP. Guardian's offices are not
open on Saturdays so the money needs to be in on Friday. Guardian is part
of the Greenwood family and funds can be taken there Saturday but it gets
complicated if taken there.
I validated the situation and am asking for the Districts help. POC for
the Boyd family is Shannon at 408-839-1534.

Thank you for any and all your support,

Joseph Rangel
Commander Post 569

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1/25/12 - Urgent Matters

From: Alan Robart <alrobart@msn.com>
Subject: FW: Urgent Matters/Respond!!!
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:49 AM

Ken,
Please get this out to everybody ASAP.
Thanks ALÂ

> From: billw@txlegion.org
> Subject: FW: Urgent Matters/Respond!!!
> Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:35:32 -0600
>
> Some of you are receiving the email below; Jim Flemings personnel email
has been hacked and he is ok, do not send money.
>
>
> I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent
but it's because of the situation of things right now.
>
> I’m with family on vacation in Madrid, Spain, I know I didn't mention
anything about it to you but we are in trouble, we were mugged last
night in an alley by a gang of thugs on our way back from shopping, one
of them had a knife poking my neck for almost two minutes and everything
we had on us including my cell phone, credit cards were all stolen,
quite honestly it was beyond a dreadful experience for us but looking on
the bright side we weren't seriously hurt or injured and we are still
alive so that is whats important. I've reported to the cops here and
canceled all our cards, it appeared I had acted quickly enough or they
almost would have succeeded in cleaning out my bank account. I'm really
having some difficulties clearing our hotel bills and also need to pick
up a voucher ticket at the counter for us to catch a flight back home as
soon as possible
>
> All we need right now is 1,850.00 euros but anything you can spare
pending when we get things straightened out will be appreciated and I
promise to refund you as soon as we arrive home safely, western union is
the best way to get money across to us.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jim Fleming
> State Vice Commander

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1/23/12 - Free Driver's License

FYI

Message passed on from Dennis, your District 12 Webmaster.
Also don't forget that all Veterans can have it designated on their
license when renewing it.

Ken Cox
Hubmaster
Texas American Legion District 12


---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Free Driver's License
From: "Webmaster" <web@txlegiondist12.org>
Date: Sat, January 21, 2012 8:23 pm
To: "District 12 Hub" <hub@txlegiondist12.org>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Found this while looking for something else. Free Driver's license for
Disabled Veterans That meet certain criteria

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/VetExempt.htm

--
Dennis Brand
Webmaster
Texas American Legion District 12
http;//WWW.txlegiondist12.org

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1/21/12 - The rest of the story

OK
I stole a great line from Paul Harvey to open this email that finishes the
last one before I accidently hit the send button before adding this or
changing the subject line.

From: Charles Dierker
Subject: U.S. Coast Guard Academy Free Concert Feb. 4

I am writing to alert you about an upcoming event that might appeal to
your post membership, friends and families.

Please mark your calendar to save the date and time of 7 p.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 4, for a free community concert at Arborlawn United Methodist Church
in Fort Worth, featuring the Cadet Glee Club of the United States Coast
Guard Academy in an evening of patriotic music and songs of the sea.

Free Winter Concert
United States Coast Guard Academy Glee Club
Saturday, Feb. 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Arborlawn United Methodist Church
5001 Briarhaven Road
Fort Worth, TX 76109

A contingent of 34 cadets from the USCGA Glee Club is visiting Fort Worth
from its home in New London, Conn., as part of a joint outreach and
recruiting effort that involves a series of concerts at area high schools
and other venues. The evening at Arborlawn marks the capstone event of
the visit.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Best regards,

Charlie Dierker
5641 Wonder Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133

(817) 292-1814 Home
(817) 528-3135 Cell

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1/21/12 - Fwd: American Legion Teams with the Dallas Stars for Veterans Event

In this email:
R2R
Drivers License
Hofbrau Restraunts
Dallas Stars
Year Schedule
-----------------
Confirmed schedule Commanders Calls:
Feb. 6th post 569 commanders call.
May 7th post 639 commanders call.
June 4th poat 655 commanders call and joint meeting with ALA for handing
off the gavel.
---
The Riders of Post 655 has donated $100.00 towards the purchase of "Thank
You" coins to be presented to the Ride 2 Recovery wounded warriors and
other veterans along the ride from San Antonio to Arlington this April.

Riders of Post 655 hereby challenge all fellow rider chapters within the
1st Division to match our donation to purchase "Thank You" coins.

Any posts or individuals who wish to donate towards this cause is more
than welcomed.

All donations can be sent to AL Riders Post 655, 2817 Carson St. Haltom
City
, Tx 76117
.

William "Chief" Deal
Adjutant Post 655
2817 Carson St
Haltom City, TX 76117
817 834-1632

---
Veteran designation on Drivers License if requested:

House Bill 1514 House Author: Isaac et al.
Effective: 9-1-11 Senate Sponsor: Birdwell

House Bill 1514 amends the Transportation Code to require the Department
of Public Safety to include the designation "VETERAN" on a driver's
license issued to a person who has served in and been honorably discharged
from the United States armed forces or the Texas National Guard if the
person requests the designation and provides proof of that military
service and honorable discharge. The bill requires the application for an
original driver's license to provide space for an applicant to voluntarily
list any military service qualifying the applicant to receive a license
with a veteran's designation and to include proof of the applicant's
eligibility to receive a license with such a designation.
All that is needed is the Veteran show a copy of their DD Form 214 when
renewing their DL. There is no additional cost for this feature, except
the cost of renewing or replacing a DL or ID.
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY-VETERANS STILL SERVING AMERICA

Bobby R Baker
1st District Judge Advocate/Immediate Past District Commander
---
Hoffbrau Steak House (locations in Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas)
Half Off for All Military Personnel and Veterans on the 11th
This is the 11th of each month during the year as I read it.
http://hoffbrausteaks.com/veterans-discount-at-hoffbrau-steakhouse/
--
American Legion Teams with the Dallas Stars for Veterans Event

The 5th District has been working with the Dallas Stars hockey club to
assist the Legion Family in recruiting new members. They are providing The
American Legion with Group Rates for a game between the Dallas Stars and
the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM. This also
happens to be Veterans Night for the Dallas Stars, so there will be many
veterans and their wives/husbands and children attending. This will an
excellent opportunity to recruit members into the Legion Families across
the DFW metroplex and surrounding areas. If 100 tickets are purchased
(make that 98 since I have purchased mine) by March 10, the Dallas Stars
will provide the American Legion a table inside the American Airlines
Center for the purpose of recruiting members.

Go to www.dallasstars.com/americanlegion and use the promo code "*stars*"
to start your purchase. A person can purchase up to 9 tickets and is open
to your friends and family as well. *Just ensure they use the link above
and the promo code or the American Legion will not get credit for the
purchase.* You will also need to register with the Stars during the
purchase process. Ticket prices will be $15 or $45 depending on where you
want to sit. The $15 seats are in the sections 301-334 (nosebleed). The
$45 seats are in the lower bowl in sections 101-105, 109-116 and 120-124.
See seating chart at http://stars.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=39237. Remember,
the earlier you purchase, the better your seats will be.

A flyer provided by the Dallas Stars is attached for your use to spread the
word.

Regards,
Gary Smith
5th District Vice Commander

----- FYI when planning your event
Feb. 6, 2012 Commanders call at post 569.
Mar. 3, Homecoming for SAL Texas Cmdr. at Benbrook Post 297
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
April 7, 2012 Post 655 hosting "Operation Thank You" concert
Mar 31, District 12 Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (9AM)
Apr 14, 2012 – Medal of Honor Host City events in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
April 16-21, 2012 Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to
Arlington http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
May 7 Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12, Division 1 Convention at Haltom City Post 655
May 28, 2012 – Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1, Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4, District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14, 2012 – Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30, 2012 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30, 2012 DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4, Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11 – 15, 2012 - 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX
Aug 24 – 30, 2012 - National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 11, 2012 – Patriot Day (Grapevine Flight Crew Memorial Ceremony)
Sep 13 – 16, 2012 (Tentative) - Fall DEC 2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX –

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1/10/12 - PDC Sick call and reminder

From: Alan Robart
Subject: FW: PDC Sick call
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 1:47 PM

From: billw@txlegion.org
Subject: FW: PDC Sick call
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:59:52 -0600
>
> I just wanted to let everyone know that I talked to Conrad Roberson and he
> is currently in the hospital, he fell and broke his hip.
>
> Also John Brieden is in the hospital also having double knee replacement.
>
> Conrad Roberson
> 4240 Dawn
> Odessa, TX. 77834
>
> John Brieden
> PO Box 1256
> Brenham, TX. 77834
>
> Bill
>
> Bill West
> State Adjutant
> The American Legion
> Dept of Texas
>
------ REMINDER TO POST COMMANDERS -----
Needed ASAP (this week)

I need to have a report from each and every post of where you are on
functions, fund raising, contributions, and memberships. Just a little
blurb on all so I can consolidate and compile a report for Mid-winter
Conference. Please get this to me so I can brag on the 12th. You can
e-mail to alrobart@msn.com or if need to discuss you can call me at 817
239 3287.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Al Robart 12th District Commander.

----- FYI when planning your event -----
Jan 18-22, 2012 Department Midwinter Conference – Austin, Texas
Mar. 3, Homecoming for SAL Texas Cmdr. at Benbrook Post 297
http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.jpg
Printable http://www.kencox.us/TXdist12/SAL-Homecoming-2012.pdf
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
Mar 31, District 12 Convention at Mansfield Post 624 (9AM)
Apr 14, 2012 – Medal of Honor Host City events in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
April 16-21, 2012 Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to
Arlington http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
May 7 Commanders Call at Everman Post 639 (7PM)
May 12, Division 1 Convention at Haltom City Post 655
May 28, 2012 – Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
June 1, Consolidated Post Report Submission Deadline
June 4, District 12 Joint meeting at Haltom City Post 655 (7PM)
Jun 14, 2012 – Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30, 2012 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30, 2012 DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 4, Independence Day Parade in Arlington TX and other communities
Jul 11 – 15, 2012 - 94th Department Convention in Houston, TX

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1/5/12 - Jean Hueske in need of your prayers

From: Alan Robart
Subject: FW: Jean Hueske in need of your prayers

Ken,
Please get this out to everyone we know including ALA if possible. The
Hueske's have done a whole lot for the Legion.
Thanks AL

> From: billw@txlegion.org
> Subject: FW: Jean Hueske in need of your prayers
> Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 07:40:48 -0600
>
> Bill West
> State Adjutant
> The American Legion
> Dept of Texas
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Hueske
> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2012 6:25 AM
> Subject: Jean Hueske in need of your prayers
>
> Please keep Jean Hueske in your prayers, while on a short vacation with
> friends she broke her hip and is now in the hospital in Louisiana. While at
> the restaurant she was walking back to her table and she said she just went
> down. They will be doing surgery this morning to repair the break with
> plates and screws. Dad is so worried we're afraid he going to make himself
> sick too. They said if all goes well she will be up on Friday and she may
> be able to be transported back to Waco on Sunday. I'm sure she will be sent
> to a rehab center when she gets back to Waco, but once again there's the
> issue of where will Clayton go? The only reason he is able to stay at home
> is because Jean is there to help him. They were both planning to be at
> Mid-Winter, but it seems that plan has dissolved. I will be there on
> Saturday and will send out updates when we get them. They wanted you to
> know they love everyone and had been so excited about seeing all of you.
>
> Address:
>
> 520 E Garden Dr
> Waco Texas 76706
> 254-756-3180
>
>
> Mary A Hueske
> Poppy 1

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1/5/12 - Post Stuff

To Post Commanders and Adjutants

From: Alan Robart
Subject: Post Stuff
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012, 8:41 AM

Troops,
I need by the first part of next week and I just recieved this so don't
think I am dragging my feet. I need to have a report from each and every
post of where you are on functions, fund raising, contributions, and
memberships. Just a little blurb on all so I can consolidate and compile a
report for Mid-winter Conference. Please get this to me so I can brag on
the 12th and not look like a fool if I don't know what you have done this
year. You can e-mail this stuff to me at alrobart@msn.com or if need to
discuss you can call me at 817 239 3287.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Al Robart 12th District Commander.
--
Reminder: Commanders Call This Monday. 7pm at Post 297 in Benbrook.

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12/29/11 - Appreciation, Information and Reminder

Happy New Year from Ken

Let me be another person to be the first to wish you that.
and
Don't forget Jan. 9, 2012 (already?) at Post 297
Thanks from First Division
What’s going on New Years Eve
Request from Post 655
---

Hello 1st Division, I have had the pleasure of traveling to many of your
posts within your Districts and I was extremely proud of the way we were
greeted. The 1st Division in my opinion and heart are the strong and
mighty. I thank you for all you have accomplished thus far to get and keep
us off the bottom and on our way to the top, I see a lot of camaraderie
and willingness to go the extra mile.
May your Christmas or Holiday celebrations be memorable and safe.
We will make it to the top with all your help. Thanks for HAVING MY BACK!

LINDA
Linda M. Reed,
1 ST DIVISION COMMANDER
---

NEW YEARS EVE:
Saturday, December 31st

You are invited to the American Legion Post 516 New Years Eve Party
We will have a live band "Two for the Road" starting at 8:00 pm
Start serving black-eyed & cornbread at 7 pm.
Dancing & Celebrating the coming of the New Year with friends.
No Cover Charge, Hope to see you there!
---
From Bill,
Post 655 will be closed on that Saturday only.
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY
CHRISTMAS AND A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

William "Chief" Deal
---

REQUEST
From: "American Legion Post 655" <post655@hotmail.com>
If anyone knows of a Post or VFW that is closing and has a static display
they would like to get rid of, would you be so kind and let us know here
at 655? We are very interested in obtaining a static display for our post
and have been looking for the past year with no results. We would greatly
appreciate any and all assistance.

William "Chief" Deal
Adjutant
817 834-1632
---

----- FYI when planning your event (next 6 months)
Jan 9, 2012 Commander call at post 297
Jan 18-22, 2012 Department Midwinter Conference – Austin, Texas
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
May 28, 2012 – Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
Apr 14, 2012 – Medal of Honor Host City events in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
April 16-21, 2012 Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, San Antonio to
Arlington http://ride2recovery.com/component/content/article/7.html
Jun 14, 2012 – Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30, 2012 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30, 2012 DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM

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12/15/11 - Happy Holidays

Hey Troops,
In case you missed it the 12th District Christmas party was a great
success. Again thanks to post 626 for their hospitality and wonderful
food. I personally want to wish everyone and their families a very merry
Christmas and happy new year from the 12th District. You have made my
tenure as Commander a pleasure and it has been an honor to serve you all.
As we all celebrate this season please keep in mind those who are in harms
way and all the veterans that we all swear to support and help. I know
that my home post is serving a meal to those that have no where to spend
the day and I only hope that some of you are doing something like this to
support our veterans. With that please have a safe and merry holiday
season.
Al Robart
12th District Commander
---
From your Hubmaster,
A few things to pass on in addition to wishing all a Merry Christmas:

This Sunday, Dec 18, Big Texas Toy Run http://www.thebigtexastoyrun.com/
---
CNN coverage on 12/10/11 (this story ran every hour all day I believe)
Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery with folks unloading
a truck with boxes of wreaths – the first person on the ground at the back
of the truck taking boxes is wearing a district level American Legion
cover and facing so the emblem is facing the camera. Seldom seen, much
needed.
---
We made the Texas Legion Times again – did no one else do anything for
Veterans Day?
http://www.txlegion.org/Files/times/legion_times1211.pdf
---
Check out the new AMRR page – awesome (note also attached).
You will also need to sign up again if you want notices because of the
rebuild.
http://www.alliedride.org/
---
With campaign season upon us and the Troops coming home lets not loose
sight of our mission to recognize their individual worth and sacrifice not
just their political value.
The following events in our area are very good ways to let folks know who
we are and why, all we have to do is participate.
----- FYI when planning your event (next 6 months)
Jan 9, 2012 Commander call at post 297
Jan 18-22, 2012 Department Midwinter Conference – Austin, Texas
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
May 28, 2012 – Memorial Day (local ceremonies and flag retirement)
Apr 14, 2012 – Medal of Honor Host City events in Gainesville
http://moh-hostcityprogram.com/
Jun 14, 2012 – Flag Day (flag retirement ceremonies)
Jun 30, 2012 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30, 2012 DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM

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12/8/11 - Veteran info regarding DD-214

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: FW: Veteran info regarding DD-214
From: "don daft"
Date: Wed, December 7, 2011 12:37 pm

THANKS BUTCH...

For your information. I checked this out and it appears to work.
Butch

Current Information Regarding DD-214's

Please pass on to other vets.
It's official: DD-214 discharge papers are
NOW ONLINE. The
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has
provided the following website for veterans to gain access to
their DD-214s online:

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy
of his/her DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working
to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet
access to obtain copies of documents from their military files.

Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military
members may now use a new online military personnel records
system to request documents.

Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete
the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the
online web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply
all information essential for NPRC to process the request,
delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans
for additional information will be minimized. The new web-based
application was designed to provide better service on these
requests by eliminating the records centers mailroom and
processing time.

Please pass this information on to former military personnel you may
know and their dependents.

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12/6/11 - Flag at half-staff Wednesday - LEGION BASEBALL IN SCAM

Flag at half-staff Wednesday
In accordance with United States Code Title 36, Chapter 1, Section 129,
the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation
for the U.S. Flag to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day
(sunrise to sunset) on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Wednesday,
December 7.

--
From: Cloud, Steven D.
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 3:02 PM
Subject: USING AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL IN SCAM

Department Baseball Chairmen,

Greetings - With the ever increasing use of the internet and the tough
economic times, especially at Christmas, the Scammers are out in full
force. It has been brought to our attention that there is an
individual(s) out of Punta Gorda, FL soliciting funds to sponsor an
American Legion elite/all-star baseball team to travel to France and play.
They promise gift cards in exchange for donations. We do not endorse nor
have we authorized such an arrangement. It is unfortunate that scammers
have invaded the tradition-rich program that veterans such as yourself
have built. I would ask that you notify your posts, team managers, and
any others of this scam. I would suggest that you stay vigilant during
this time year against possible scams and pass the word. If you have any
questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

I hope you and your families have a blessed holiday season.

Steve Cloud
National Assistant Program Coordinator
American Legion Baseball
P. O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

----- FYI when planning your event
Dec 18 (Sun) Big Texas Toy Run
Dec 20-28 Chanukah
Dec 25 (Sun) Christmas Day
Dec 31 (Sat) New Years Eve
--2012
Jan 9, 2012 Commander call at post 297
Jan 18-22, 2012 Department Midwinter Conference – Austin, Texas
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
Jun 30, 2012 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30, 2012 DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
Jul 11 – 15, 2012 - 94th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION - HOUSTON, TEXAS
Aug 24 – 30, 2012 - National Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sep 13 – 16, 2012 (Tentative) - Fall DEC
--2013
Jan 16 - 20, 2013 - MID WINTER CONFERENCE, Austin
Jul 10 -14, 2013 - 95th DEPARTMENT CONVENTION Irving
Aug 23 – 29, 2013 - National Convention, Houston, TX –

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11/28/11 - Current Fort Worth Veteran Employment Opportunity

Don't forget the garage sale at Post 655 this weekend (flyer attached) and
the District 12 Christmas Party 7:00 pm Monday Dec. 5 at Post 626.

----- Current Fort Worth Veteran Employment Opportunity

From: FNG, To: Linda Reed
From: Linda Reed, To: Bob Roberts
From: bob Roberts, To: "KEN COX
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 11:11 AM

Hello Linda,
I would like to get the below message out to all American Legion Post in
the Ft. Worth, Denton area…thanks for your help. I have already sent to
Post 21.
Thanks
fred
The CEO of Fitz Manufacturing is my son-in-law and mentioned to me
yesterday that they are open to hiring 8 Machinist Trainees. Fitz Mfg. is
a major supplier of precision hardware to the aviation industry and are
focused on hiring veterans who are looking for a career with a strong
company. You can learn more about the company by going to their website
at: fitzmfg.com.
Apply in person at:
Fitz Manufacturing
6625 Iron Horse
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Or call:
817-281-8816 ask for…Jeff Brock, Production Mgr.
Or email:
Info@fitzmfg.com

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11/22/11 - American Legion scolds supercommittee and more]

Happy Thanksgiving!
Reminders and a few quick items:
Dec. 3 & 4 Fundraiser parking lot sale at Post 655 (flyer attached)
Dec 3 (Sat) 1st Div. Riders meeting

----- From Don Daft, Department Hubmaster
Monthly Hubmaster report with Commander and Adj. information (attached) .

----- From George (Tank) Sherman (wreath picture attached)
As some of you are aware, before we actually got started with the AMRR
ride, the riders of Post 297 did a hat collection for a wreath to be laid
along with the Royal British Legion Riders wreath, at the American War
Cemetery in Cambridge, well I wanted to share with you a picture of that
wreath, and to let you know this wreath that we as riders purchased has
since been to all the British Legion Riders Memorial services on our
behalf, the more recent was at the Centopath in London on Sunday,
Remembrance Sunday, Just thought you would like to know ! Thank You to
those that donated the funds, as you can see, they went to a worthy thing
!
http://www.alliedride.org/
Also check out the new countries added to AMRR on the webpage

----- Fwd: From Gary Smith, First Division Hubmaster (events list attached)
----- Also from Bill Freauff, Post 453
The Heinz company has started a project to send Digital Thank You's either
to an email address or you can "Like them on their Face Book" account.
Heinz will donate 57 cents for every entry to the Wounded Warrior Project.
http://www.heinzketchup.com/ourturntoserve/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
----- From: Alan Robart
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011
Subject: Fw: RELEASE: American Legion scolds supercommittee
From: 1stdivhubmaster@gmail.com
From: Jim Prendergast
From: Raughter, John B. <jraughter@legion.org>
Subject: RELEASE: American Legion scolds supercommittee
To: "All Legion Leadership"
Date: Monday, November 21, 2011, 8:05 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Legion scolds supercommittee
National commander “profoundly disappointed” by impasse, concerned about
national security consequences.
WASHINGTON (November 21, 2011) -- American Legion National Commander Fang
A. Wong says he is “profoundly disappointed” that the bipartisan Joint
Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the so-called “supercommittee)
failed to reach an agreement to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget
over the next decade.
“They were given an important job to do, and they failed,” Wong said.
“What this means to the future of our military and our veterans remains to
be seen, but the challenges have now intensified for those who believe in
a strong national defense and want to protect the hard-earned benefits of
veterans. We are profoundly disappointed in the work of this committee.”
The failure to reach an agreement triggers $1.2 trillion in budget cuts
set to take effect in January 2013. Among the reductions is an automatic
$492 billion in defense spending.
In a letter to the ranking Republican member of the Senate Armed Services
Committee, John McCain, R-Ariz., Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said
the automatic cuts would roll back ground forces to pre-World War II
levels, leave the Navy with a fleet the size of the one in the years
before World War I, and reduce the Air Force to its smallest size ever.
“That may be the worst-case scenario, but it could certainly occur unless
these automatic cuts are rolled back between now and 2013,” Wong said.
“There is still time to avoid Panetta’s nightmare, but we need to use it
wisely in pressuring our lawmakers to make sure the Department of Defense
has adequate funding to do its vital job.”
The deadlock also triggers another $492 billion in federal cuts starting
in 2013 from health, education, drug enforcement, national parks,
agriculture programs and social programs.
“Even if VA is OK, that doesn’t mean all veterans’ support programs are
necessarily protected, because not all of them are administered by the
Department of Veterans Affairs,” American Legion Legislative Division
Deputy Director Ian de Planque explained. In recent remarks to the House
Committee on Veterans Affairs, de Planque noted the vulnerability of
veterans’ jobs and homeless programs within the Departments of Labor and
Housing and Urban Development.
“That,” said Tim Tetz, director of the Legion’s Legislative Division, “is
another good reason to keep up strong post-supercommittee pressure on
Congress. Restricting Labor and Housing and Urban Development efforts on
behalf of veterans could really damage VA Secretary (Eric) Shinseki’s
efforts to end homelessness among veterans, and even the president’s work
to curtail veteran joblessness.”
“Because the supercommittee failed to do its job,” Wong said, “it is
critically important for us to do ours as advocates. It is vitally
important to the future of our nation that Congress does what it must to
protect the safety of our nation and the rights of our veterans.”
-30-
Contact: Marty Callaghan, mcallaghan@legion.org ,
202-263-5758/202-215-8644, Joe March,317-630-1254/ 317-748-1926 or John
Raughter, 317-630-1350/ 317-441-8847

----- FYI when planning your event
Dec 3 (Sat) 1st Div. Riders meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Post 424, 3940 S
Ledbetter Rd, Dallas
Dec 3 and 4 (Sat/Sun) Garage Sale at Post 655 in Haltom City
Dec 4 (Sun) Bike Show and games at Cleburne Post 50
Dec 5 (Mon) Dist. 12 Christmas party at 626 Burton Hill
Dec 18 (Sun) Big Texas Toy Run
Dec 20-28 Chanukah
Dec 25 (Sun) Christmas Day
Dec 31 (Sat) New Years Eve
Jan 9, 2012 Commander call at post 297
Jan 19-22, 2012 Department Midwinter Conference – Austin, Texas
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
Jun 30, 2012 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride http://www.alliedride.org/
Jun 30, 2012 DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 11-15, 2012 DEPARTMENT CONVENTION - HOUSTON, TEXAS

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11/15/11 - Coffee Tour, events and more and more and

First see if you are in one of these Veterans Day Parade pictures.
http://www.kencox.us/scrapbook/20111112parade/20111112dist.html
If not, why not.

Known events:
Nov 16 (Wed) Cowtown Homeless Veterans Stand Down
Nov 19 (Sat) Dist. 12 Coffee Tour (schedule attached)
Nov 19 (Sat) Dist. 12 ALR meeting, 2PM at Post 60
Nov 21 (Mon) Membership drive at Fort Worth VA Clinic
Nov 24 (Thurs) Thanksgiving (Post 516 closed)
Dec 3 (Sat) 1st Div. Riders meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Post 424, 3940 S
Ledbetter Rd, Dallas
Dec 3 and 4 (Sat/Sun) Garage Sale at Post 655 in Haltom City (info below)
Dec 4 (Sun) Bike Show and games at Cleburne Post 50
Dec 5 (Mon) Dist. 12 Christmas party at 626 Burton Hill
The Big Texas Toy Run Dec 18 (info below)
-----
From Kim Rice-Deal
President
Donald N. Thompson Post 655
Auxiliary Unit 655

THE LADIES AUXILIARY UNIT 655 HALTOM CITY WILL BE HOLDING THEIR 1ST ANNUAL
FALL PARKING LOT SALE ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD AND 4TH FROM 8:00
AM TILL 4:00 PM. COME ON BUY AND CHECK US OUT. YOU MIGHT JUST FIND THAT
SPECIAL SOMETHING YOU''VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR. VENDORS ARE WELCOME. IF YOU
ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING A SPACE PLEASE CALL KIM RICE-DEAL AT 817
368-3641 OR EMAIL HER AT auxpost655@hotmail.com. PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT
LOCAL VETERAN'S ORGANIZATIONS, VETERAN'S FAMILIES AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

POST 655 IS LOCATED AT 2817 CARSON ST, HALTOM CITY, TX. FROM HWY
183/BELKNAP TAKE CARSON SOUTH APPROXIMATELY 100 YDS, POST 655 WILL BE ON
YOUR RIGHT. FROM HWY 121 EXIT CARSON ST AND GO NORTH. POST 655 WILL BE ON
YOUR LEFT APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE.

----- From: Fetch
The Big Texas Toy Run (Dec 18, 2011
FREE Vendor space (please offer a door prize for auction plus a % of
proceeds) at QuikTrip Park Afterparty, contact Snoopy:
ForgivenSnoopy@yahoo.com
Two starting points this year: Dallas Convention Center and Gateway Park,
Ft Worth!! Destination QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie
Food will be available at QT Park BUT Food Vendors needed at both START
points: contact byrrdshell@yahoo.com for more info:
www.thebigtexastoyrun.com
------
If anyone has a good email for Post 333 please let your Hubmaster know.

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11/10/11 - Free Car Wash For All Our Veterans and weekend activities

Saturday parade info: http://tarrantcountyveterans.org/parade.html
Free Car Wash For All Our Veterans Friday, Nov 11, 2011 (attachments)
Poppies around the world.
Veterans Day events in District 5
Veterans Day Goodies from Allen Collet (attachment)
Known events list

-----
From Simoniz Car Wash
We are privileged to demonstrate our gratitude to all military service
personnel for the sixth consecutive year. We recognize that our freedom
is not free, it came at a cost. Providing FREE Full Service Car Washes is
our way of honoring the sacrifice and dedication of all American
Veterans.
We proudly salute those now serving and those no longer with us.

Thanks

Maria P. Hernandez
Administrative Assistant, Dallas/ Ft Worth

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More about the poppies we in the American Legion distribute.

If any of you watch BBC news or the British Parliament this will explain
the pin that virtually everyone has been wearing for the last week.
Synonymous with War Memorials are the red poppies worn on Remembrance Day,
Nov.11th (originally known as Armistice Day).
http://www.warmemorials.net/redpoppy.htm

Interesting look at how the other Allies celebrate this date:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day

-----
Subject: Weekend Activities for Love Field Post 453
Friday November 11th Veterans Day Parade in Dallas. Meet at Legion 8:30 Am
KSU 9:30 Am. All posts are invited
Saturday November 12th 12 noon till 4 PM, Meet and Greet at Post 81 418 E
Redbird Ln. Duncanville, Tx. Meet at Legion at 11:00AM, KSU at 11:30 AM
Sunday November 13th 12 noon Riders meeting and Raffle Drawing. Greet the
Troops at DFW. Flight arrives at 3:00 PM. KSU at 2:30 PM
Michael Christy aka Whitehair
Assistant Director
American Legion Riders Post 453
2755 Bachman Dr.
Dallas

Cell 214-316-7900

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11/8/11 - Reminder - Hiring Event for Veterans in Dallas -- 11/10/11

From: Alan Robart
Subject: FW: Reminder - Hiring Event for Veterans in Dallas -- 11/10/11

Ken,
Please get this out to all posts.
Thanks AL

> From: billw@txlegion.org
> Subject: FW: Reminder - Hiring Event for Veterans in Dallas -- 11/10/11
> Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:04:32 -0600
>
> Please pass on to the members of your Districts.
>
> Bill West
> State Adjutant
> The American Legion
> Dept of Texas
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dana@recruitmilitary.com [mailto:dana@recruitmilitary.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 07, 2011 10:53 AM
> To: BillW@TxLegion.org
> Subject: Reminder - Hiring Event for Veterans in Dallas -- 11/10/11
>
> Dear Bill,
>
> Thank you for your help in spreading the word about RecruitMilitary's
> upcoming Veteran Opportunity Expo in DALLAS, TX. Sending out a reminder
> would be greatly appreciated!
>
> RecruitMilitary has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to bring a
> special hiring event for veterans and military spouses to the Irving
> Convention Center!
>
> Event details:
> Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo Dallas
> Thursday, November 10, 2011 11 AM 3 PM Irving Convention Center
> 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard - Irving, TX 75039
>
> It s not often that you get an exclusive opportunity to meet face-to-face
> with veteran-friendly recruiters and to network with other veterans about
> career opportunities. Here s your chance!
> More than 60 organizations will be on site: Click the link below to see
some of the exhibitors who are scheduled to participate --
> https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/dallas-opportunity-expo-november-1
> 0-2011#event-exhibitors
>
> I invite you to download the poster for this free event. You can print,
> post, and/or forward it to anyone who may benefit:
>
> https://events.recruitmilitary.com/uploads/event/attendee_poster/398/Dallas_
> Printable_Flyer.pdf
>
> Thank you for all you do for our country, our military personnel, and their
> families. If you have any questions about this event or RecruitMilitary,
> please let me know.
>
> Anthony Carney, U.S. Army Veteran
> Military Marketing Specialist
> Direct Line (513) 677-7088

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Reminders:
Hiring Event for Veterans in Dallas -- 11/10/11
Post 516 Flag Retirement Ceremony 11/11/11 about 5PM
This Saturday Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade schedule
http://tarrantcountyveterans.org/parade.html
-----
Another good list of 2011_FREE_VETERAN_STUFF from Allen Collet at Post 516
(attached).
-----
Several items From Gary Smith, 1st Division Hubmaster, 5th District vice
Commander
-----
From: bob roberts <bob_roberts100@yahoo.com>
Subject: Fallen Riders' Fund

Good afternoon Gary,
Would you please make a distribution of the attached to the 1st Division
Riders.
Thanking you in advance.
Bob
-----
Joe Zacha out of Chapter 21 in The Colony has put together a great site
for ALR activities in North Texas. He has agreed to post the activities
that I pass on to him from the 1st Division. Putting the events on a
calendar is much better than just getting a string of emails. The emails
will still go out because of the amount of information they might contain,
but the addition of his calendar will make it easy to spot check what is
going on in the 1st Division with regard to ALR activities.Please check
out his site at http://www.meetup.com/LegionRiders/.
-----
From: Wheeler, Daniel S.
To: "All Legion Leadership"

Several departments received the following announcement. Please be advised
that the firm advertised below has no license agreement with The American
Legion; has no permission to use our trademarks; has previously been
advised to “cease and desist”; and The American Legion is currently
pursuing legal action to force the firm to discontinue using our
trademark.
Vet Cards Team http://vetcards.velocitysc.com Velocity Services
-----Two sources for vest rockers
Gary
We get our rockers at J & Z Embroidery in Duncanville, TX at Cedar Ridge &
Wheatland Rd.
--
The place that we order our top and bottom rockers is:
Jennies 972-576-2306, 214-738-4190
She is in Lancaster right off Interstate 35.
----- FYI when planning your event
Nov 10 (Thurs) Veteran Opportunity Expo 11am – 3pm Irving Conv. Center
Nov 11 (Fri) Dallas Veterans Day Parade
Nov 11 (Fri) DFW National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony at 3:00PM
Nov 11 (Fri) Flag Retirement Ceremony at Post 516 at 5:30PM
Nov 12 (Sat) Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade (Honoring Combat Veterans)
Nov 12 (Sat) Cowboy Stadium Veteran's Day health event
Nov 12 (Sat) Duncanville Post 81 Riders Meet & Greet, 12 - 4
Nov 12 (Sat) The Colony Post 21American Heroes: A Salute to Veterans festival
Nov 13 (Sun) Patriot Paws Service Dogs at Stamp EXPO in Grapevine
Nov 14 (Mon) Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday
Nov 16 (Wed) Cowtown Homeless Veterans Stand Down
Nov 19 (Sat) Parade debrief at VFW Post 8235
Nov 19 (Sat) Dist. 12 Coffee Tour
Nov 19 (Sat) Dist. 12 ALR meeting, 2PM at Post 60
Nov 19 Texas National Guard Hockey Night in Frisco @ 7:30PM
Nov 21 (Mon) Membership drive at Fort Worth VA Clinic
Nov 24 (Thurs) Thanksgiving
Nov 26 (Sat) Division 1 meeting at Lake Dallas Post
Dec 3 (Sat) 1st Div. Riders meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Post 424, 3940 S
Ledbetter Rd, Dallas
Dec 4 (Sun) Bike Show and games at Cleburne Post 50
Dec 5 (Mon) Dist. 12 Christmas party at 626 Burton Hill
Dec 18 (Sun) Big Texas Toy Run
Dec 20-28 Chanukah
Dec 25 (Sun) Christmas Day
Dec 31 (Sat) New Years Eve
Jan 9, 2012 Commander call at post 297
Jan 19-22, 2012 Department Midwinter Conference – Austin, Texas
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
Jun 30, 2012 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride
Jun 30, 2012 DFW National Cemetery flag raising 9:00AM
July 11-15, 2012 DEPARTMENT CONVENTION - HOUSTON, TEXAS

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11/2/11 - Resolution For Dept. Judge Advocate

This message is being sent to Post Commanders and District 12 Legion
Officers.
Redistribute as you wish.
-----
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:05:28 -0500
From: kmueller@wacounty.com
Subject: Resolution For Dept. Judge Advocate

Commanders,

Attached you will find a resolution for Department Judge Advocate
candidate Julian Weisler. Judge Weisler has been the former Department
Judge Advocate from 1996 until 2006. He is again throwing his name in the
hat for that position for the years 2012-2013. Please froward a copy of
his resolution to Post Commanders within your Districts. Judge Weisler
certainly appreciates your consideration

Kenneth Mueller, VCSO
105 W. Main St. #102 Brenham, Tx.
77833 979-277-6228/979-277-6259 Fax
------ Reminder -------
The Department Headquarters needs to know by November 30, 2011 if your
Post has an ALR Chapter and how many members you have, this information
will be complied by the Department and sent to National Headquarters on
December 15, 2011.
Please send your information to billw@txlegion.org

Bill West
State
Adjutant
The American Legion
Dept of Texas

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10/31/11 - Veterans Day specials, Weekend events and more

Nov. 8 Fort Worth Veterans Job Screenings (flyer attached)
-----
Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade schedule and info:
http://tarrantcountyveterans.org/parade.html

----- From Gary Smith, 1st Division Hubmaster
On November 9th FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test of
the Nationwide Emergency Alert System test. This test will kick off at
1:00 p.m. (CST). The test will be nationwide, running concurrently across
all time zones.

This system test is the first of its kind. It is designed to broadcast a
nationwide message to the American public. Nothing like it has been
conducted in the history of the country. There have been tests in the past
but none to all parts of the Nation at the same time. The test will run
concurrently on all radio and TV band and the message will run for three
minutes. Most messages in the past were anywhere from 30 secondsto 1
minute.

There is great concern in local police and emergency management circles
about undue public anxiety over this test. The test message on TV might
not indicate that it is just a test. Fear is that the lack of an
explanation message might create panic. Please share this information with
your family and friends so they are aware of the test.
-----
----- More stuff:
More 2011 Veterans Day deals from the RAO Bulletin attached (same source
as last year). This is a great recourse so I added subscription
information.
-----
Cabela’s HOMETOWN HEROES NOVEMBER 10 & 11 (flyer attached)
as our way of saying thank you, we are offering our employee discount to
active
military, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and ems personnel.
This offer is good at Cabela’s U.S. stores only. Please present government
ID to cashier.
------
American Legion Post 81 Riders – Duncanville (flyer attached)
Saturday November 12, 2011 - Rider Meet & Greet, 12 - 4
-----
Saturday, November 12, 2011 • The Colony, Texas
Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 12, 2011 as we celebrate
Veteran's Day with this patriotic annual festival, American Heroes: A
Salute to Veterans. This festival is co-sponsored by the City of The
Colony and the American Legion Post #21.
Here is the link http://www.saluteamericanheroes.com/
-----
Military service members who served in Iraq or Afghanistan should check
out this link. Please pass on to your members still (or just out of)
serving.
http://rucksack.iava.org/ Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
-----
Nov 16 (Wed) Cowtown Homeless Veterans Stand Down (flyer attached)
-----
If you are getting unsolicited calls on your cell phone, home phone or
office phone, there is a new website to put all those numbers on the "DO
NOT CALL REGISTRY", after which such calls are a violation of federal law.
The website is:
https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx
-----From: "Gary Smith"
Date: Sun, October 30, 2011 4:17 pm
To: "1st Division Hubmaster Distribution List"
----- Original Message -----
*From:* michele@hancockadvertising.com
*Subject:* media release -LegacyTexas Bank Lone Star Salute

With Veterans Day approaching, LegacyTexas Bank is making it easy for
people in the local community who want to express their gratitude and
support for military personnel to do so in a very personal way. Through
November 12th, the local community bank is setting up collection boxes at
all 19 LegacyTexas Bank locations and encouraging area residents to bring
by items for care-packages that will be sent to troops who have been
deployed from Texas military bases. The effort is all part of A Lone Star
Salute, the bank�s Veterans Day initiative focused on celebrating freedom
and honoring those who defend it. (flyer attached)


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10/27/11 - Saturday, 7:40 PM. Honor Flight returns with WWII Veterans


Just got this from Gary Smith, Div. 1 Hubmaster and wanted to pass it
along quickly as it is on this coming Saturday evening.

Saturday, October 29th 7:40 PM. Honor Flight returns with WWII Veterans.
American Airlines Flight 1539 See attached Flyer
-----
A few more Metroplex events you may find of interest:
-----
Saturday November 5th
23rd Annual Run to the Texas Vietnam Wall, Post 321 is meeting at Post 453
at 0900 to go to the Starting Point in Arlington (flyer attached).
-----
Friday, November 11th Dallas Veterans Day Parade, Tentative schedule, meet
at American Legion Post 453 at 0830, KSU 0900. We have applied to
participate but are awaiting approval. More information will follow once
approval is received
Michael Christy aka Whitehair
Assistant Director
American Legion Riders Post 453
-----
Saturday, November 12th Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade schedule and info
http://tarrantcountyveterans.org/parade.html
-----
Saturday, November 12th from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (flyer attached)
Veteran's Day health event at Cowboy Stadium
Men's Health Network with the Dallas Cowboys located in the Cowboys locker
room Saturday, November 12th from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. This free health
event is geared towards Veterans and their families but is open to the
general public.
This is a new partnership with us and the Cowboys, but we are no strangers
to the world of Veteran's Health and the NFL. In Washington, DC we have an
annual Timeout for Military Veterans Health Day Screenings, in which we
offer screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis,
prostate exams, and lung capacity.
-----
Sunday December 4 Bike Show in Cleburne
For more Info call 817-645-6053 or 487-1971

The American Legion Post 50 at 313 W. Chambers st in Cleburne, Texas is
the sponsor for They're 1st Annual Bike show. Please bring a new unwrapped
toy, or $10.00 per bike.
Toys and proceeds will be distributed to veteran's families and to
children that would not otherwise receive a gift for Christmas. Help Post
50 to make this a great success.
Starts at 8;30a.m. Lunch is at 11:45. BBQ and chips. Full service bar.

Silent Auction
Bikers Church
at 9:30 for those that want to attend.
50/50 Horseshoes games
Electronic Dart games
and more
Live Entertainment at 1:00p.m. You know him, now see him in person. E L V
I S top ranked Elvis tribute singer in the world. HE WILL BLOW YOU AWAY.

BIKE SHOW
(Four Trophies awarded)
1. Club with most bikes.
2. Long Distant Club.
3. Peoples Choice Bike.
4. Ugliest Bike. Judging at high noon.

Come and join in the fun. Our Veterans need your help.
We Support and help our Veterans Thank you and may GOD BLESS.
( if rained out will be held 12-11-2011

If you have a group coming please let us know so we can make the
arrangements for the extra Food.
for any Information please call Post 50 at 817-645-6053 or 817-487-1971
-----
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10/25/11 - Reminders, pctures, discounts, We Won and more

Reminders (be sure to check the webpage www.txlegiondist12.org regularly)
-----Vote on 10 constitutional amendments November 8.
Early voting began October 24, 2011, Educate...BEFORE you vote!
----- Veterans Day Parade
Now is the time to register your post entry in the parade on Saturday Nov
12. Schedule, route and registration forms are available at
www.tarrantcountyveterans.org/
----- ALR reminder
The Department Headquarters needs to know by November 30, 2011 if your
Post has an ALR Chapter and how many members you have, this information
will be complied by the Department and sent to National Headquarters on
December 15, 2011.
Please send your information to billw@txlegion.org
-----Last Sunday’s Flag Retirement Ceremony at Post 569 – pictures in scrapbook.
I attended and was really impressed that everyone in the club left the
Cowboy game in the middle of the forth quarter to attend the ceremony.
Well done Commander Rangel.
-----
----- Sweepstakes Flyer from Bill West, State Adjutant
Here is the sweepstakes flyer for the paper and web (attached).
-----
----- Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies
A special "thank you" to Sherry Jackson P579 for sharing this information,
Don Daft
Restaurants
Abuelo’s Mexican Food - Abuelo’s offerings vary by region, be sure to call
ahead to see what the discounts or freebies are included.

Applebees - All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited
menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day.

Chili’s — Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited
six item menu on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday
free dinner will be available on November 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are
all welcome.

Hooters — All Veterans and active duty eat free. The free entrees must be
selected from a special Veterans Day menu.

Krispy Kreme – All active-duty, retirees & veterans get a free doughnut on
Veterans Day. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is
par-ticipating.

Participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants offer a
complimentary entree to vets from a special menu on a space available
basis, online reservations are highly recommended.

Outback Steakhouse — Veterans and active-duty military get a
complimen-tary Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day.

UNO Chicago Grill — UNO is offering a Buy One Get One free offer to
Service members or Veterans with a military or veteran I.D. or in uniform
or with a photo of themselves in uniform. The Veterans Day BOGO offer
includes a free entree or individual pizza, with the purchase of an entree
or pizza of equal or greater value.

Texas Roadhouse – Free meal from opening until 4pm. on Veterans Day. Call
ahead to your local restaurant for more information. T.G.I. Friday’s –
Veterans and Service members Buy one get one free from Nov 11–14. Contact
your nearest location for more details on their Veterans Day BOGO offer.

Retail
The Dollar General — Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and
Reserve), and their immediate families will receive a 10-percent discount
with a Veterans Day coupon. The coupon may be found in store circular ads
or by asking a sales associate.

Home Depot — Offers a 10 percent discount to all Veterans during Veterans
Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. Lowe’s — All veterans receive the
10-percent discount on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.
The offer is available in stores only and is limited to in-stock and
special-order purchases of up to $5,000.

Sam’s Club — Sam’s give away 36,000 collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day
to military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Sam’s Club will
require membership for this offer, but proof of service may be necessary.

Amazon.com – Free ―Veterans Day Honor
MP3 album download. The
album includes 12 songs by The Bands and Ensembles of the U.S. Armed
Forces.

Cabela’s Outdoor Store – Offers their employee discount to all veterans,
active-duty military and reserves, law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel
November 11-12. Discounts vary from 5% to 50%, depending on the item.

Build-a-Bear Workshop – Members of the armed services including the Army,
Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserve Officer Training
Corps, will receive a 20% discount November 11-15 on any one transaction
at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Fashion Bug – 20% off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a
copy of military ID or spouse’s military ID.

Sports Clips Haircuts - The men’s hair salon chain is offering a free
haircut to active military and veterans on Veterans Day.

Foot Locker — Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and
their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card
receive a 20 percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good
both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot
Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs ports — even on sale
items.
-----
----- Bastrop fire update
From: Don Daft, Thursday, October 20, 2011
Thought all posts would like to hear this: THANKS KEVIN FOR INFORMATION,
HAVE FWD TO HUBMASTER NETWORK TO BE READ AT POST MEETINGS.

Went Auxiliary and S.A.L. Meetings on Sunday, money still coming in. With
gift cards over 10,000 dollars, Legion as gotten about 15,000 dollars.
Totals of Legion family members burned out, 7 S.A.L., 6 Auxiliary, 15
Legion, 3 are couples, 25 households. Red Cross taking clothes now, will
move all the clothes out Post to the center this week, and get the pods
moved out. Thanks to everyone who donated, the response was overwhelming.
Auxiliary and the S.A.L. Decided to cover any cost for pods from monies
donated, should small, they free for first. Thanks to uhaul of Austin. The
Auxiliary and S.A.L. account will be divided to fire victims equally. They
have run out beds, having more brought from uhaul this week, when they
pick up the pods. FEMA is bring in trails this, suppose to be furnished.
They do have washer and dryer hookups, but washer and dryers. The post is
going to look on craig list, purchase any that are needed. If anyone has a
washer or dryer they would like to donate, let us know. Any cost saved
will going to help more veterans in need. Squadron#447 is going help
families with children with Christmas this if anyone would like to help,
you can contact me. Thanks again for everything you have done to help,
keep the monetary donations coming in.
For God and Country,
Bradley S. Pack 10 District S.A.L. Commander
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----- NASCAR (resolution attached)
In light of the fact that the Legion has been soliciting funds nationally
and to the posts I thought it prudent to send the following Resolution
that now will sever relationships with NASCAR in case posts are engaged in
such activities. FYI
Don Daft
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----- PUFL
Sat, 22 Oct 2011
Gentlemen, please pass this on to everyone. Concerning the PUFL program,
it has come to my attention that all checks written for the PUFL dues
should be made out as follows:
The American Legion, Dept. of Texas.

There are no exceptions. Department Headquarters has already sent back 3
checks for this reason. Please ensure that all members within your
Squadron, District or Division are aware of this mandate. Thank you.

Kevin Winkelmann
Detachment Adjutant
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----- Membership
Ken, Please get his out to all posts.
Troops, We can keep going for 2011 and 2012. Good work to all and lets
keep it up.
Thanks AL
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011

Hi District Commanders,
I just checked our membership stats for the period ending last week and we
are pretty good, being at 64.99% We should make our 65% goal for 28 Oct
pretty easily. If we work hard we will make all of our target dates and it
would be great to be near the 90% mark by the end of the year as
membership seems to slow down somewhat at the start of the new year. Don't
forget about National Commander Fang Wong's "Christmas Bonus" program.
I wish to congratulate Glen Moody (9) for making it back into the # 1 slot
(65.55%) and for Johnnie Washburn (21) For keeping the running tight
(64.17%). My kudos also go to the next four commanders who are over 60%;
William Moore (10) (63.90%); Bryan Coleman (8) (63.27%); Fred Vasquez (20)
(62.42%) and Walt Myers (14) (61.21%). The next eight districts are over
55% (17, 5, 4, 2, 23, 22, 12 and 7. I know you all are working very hard
to make your target dates and I am thankful for your efforts. We went from
46 to 45, nationally, and I'm looking forward to THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
doing well this year.
I wish to thank all the districts and posts, that I have visited this
year, for the great hospitality and friendliness I have been shown this
year. I'll be in the Houston area 3-10 November, assisting the team from
National with a couple post revitalizations (8th & 22nd) and possibly
forming a new post in the Spring Branch area. I'm looking forward to
working with you folks "down south." If time permits, I'll try and stop by
the 22nd District Convention on Sat., 5 Nov. 11 Nov will see Alice &
myself in Mineral Wells on Veterans Day and in Odessa on Saturday,
returning to Anna on Sunday.
Hey if the Rangers win the World Series, we'll knock it out of the park,
come the end of the membership year.
Jim Fleming
State Vice Commander
The American Legion
Department of Texas
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----- From: Alan Robart
Subject: We Won - VA agrees "not to ban God or Jesus from Military Funerals.
Date: Monday, October 24, 2011
Ken,
Please get this out to all posts. Troops a great example of what our voice
can do. Maybe a great tool to use as an example in recruiting new members.
Thanks AL

We won!!!!

VA agrees "not to ban, regulate or otherwise interfere with prayers,
recitations, or words of religious expression absent family objection" and
to let veterans' families hold services with any religious or secular
content they desire.

VA also agrees not to edit or control private religious speech by speakers
at VA-sponsored ceremonies or events and pledges to return a Bible, cross
and Star of David to the cemetery's chapel, which must remain open and not
be used for storage or referred to as a "meeting facility."
http://www.chron.com/default/article/Judge-signs-off-on-Houston-National-Cemetery-2227165.php

We had almost 26,000 people join our Facebook Cause: Stop the Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA) from banning the Word 'God' from Military
Funerals
http://www.causes.com/causes/623155-stop-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-va-from-banning-the-word-god-from-military-funerals?recruiter_id=59628385&template=bulletin_mailer%2Fposting&causes_ref=email

We will continue to recruit to our Facebook Cause for the next American
military issue.

Now lets get the director of the Houston VA National Cemetery, Arleen
Ocasio fired from her post.

Jim Clements
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----- FYI when planning your event
Nov 5 (Sat) TABC Server/Seller certification course at Post 655
Nov 5 (Sat) Return of Mr Rock and Roll - Veteran's Celebration at Post 626
Nov 6 – TIME CHANGE – fall back one hour at 2AM (in the morning)
Nov 8 (Tues) Election for 10 Constitutional Propositions
Nov 10 (Thurs) Veteran Opportunity Expo 11am – 3pm Irving Conv. Center
(?) Nov 11 Breakfast with Texas Dist. 95 Rep. Marc Veasey at Post 838
Nov 11 (Fri) Flag Retirement Ceremony at Post 516
Nov 12 (Sat) Veterans Day Parade (Honoring Combat Veterans)
Nov 14 (Mon) Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday
Nov 19 (Sat) Dist. 12 Coffee Tour
Nov 19 Texas National Guard Hockey Night with the Texas Tornado
TICKETS JUST $5 FOR MILITARY FAMILY. Complimentary Ticket for all active,
reserve or retired members of the Military. Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco @
7:30PM
Nov 21 (Mon) Membership drive at Fort Worth VA Clinic
Nov 24 (Thurs) Thanksgiving
Nov 26 (Sat) Division 1 meeting at Lake Dallas Post
Dec 5 (Mon) Dist. 12 Christmas party at 626 Burton Hill
(?) Dec 18 Big Texas Toy Run
Dec 20-28 Chanukah
Dec 25 (Sun) Christmas Day
Dec 31 (Sat) New Years Eve
Jan 9, 2012 Commander call at post 297
Jan 19-22, 2012 Department Midwinter Conference – Austin, Texas
Mar 15-17, 2012 American Legion Birthday
July 11-15, 2012 DEPARTMENT CONVENTION - HOUSTON, TEXAS

 

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