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Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Sat., October 4
The Atlanta VAMC will be hosting the Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 7:30-3:30 pm. This will be our fifth year hosting Stand Down on the grounds of the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Aug 6, 2014
Obituary for Martha Thurmond
Martha Thurmond, an American Patriot, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She was born August 21, 1931 in Atlanta, the daughter of the late Mr. Eugene Gilbert Brooks and the late Mrs. Hazel Collier Puckett Brooks. She was a homemaker and devoted to her family. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW, and volunteered at the Veterans Administration. Hobbies included playing bingo and watching Jeopardy. She was of the Presbyterian Faith.
May 2, 2014
Obituary for Edward L. “Spanky” Van Houten, Jr.
Patriotic, honorable, giving; these words depict the character of Ed Van Houten. For years, Ed was active in serving the Village of Bellville, and was instrumental in organizing Bellville’s Memorial Day and Fourth of July Parades. His efforts made “The Valley” a better place to live. Without pain or discomfort, Edward L. “Spanky” Van Houten, Jr. peacefully passed away at home on Sunday morning March 16, 2014. He was 61.
Mar 17, 2014
Consolidated Report Form Tips
Use these tips when completing the Consolidated Report Form Remember, you will receive one and only one Form Please use it and don’t lose it.
Mar 15, 2014
2014 Legion Birthday Speech
Principles not politics. That is what The American Legion has always been about and it is why we are the most respected and successful veterans service organization in the country.
Mar 10, 2014
TYBEE WEEKEND FUNDRAISER - April 4 & 5, 2014
THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 154 Tybee Island, Georgia TYBEE WEEKEND FUNDRAISER - April 4 & 5, 2014 For DALE BARNETT
Feb 24, 2014
Calling all VOLUNTEERS | IHOP Pancake Day
On March 4, 2014, IHOP is partnering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in celebration of IHOP’s National Pancake Day. This event relies heavily on volunteer support, and this year you can help.
Feb 24, 2014
In Memory of Agnes Sasser Harrell
Agnes Sasser Harrell, 93, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at her residence.
Feb 12, 2014
Loss of an Icon
Feb 11, 2014
Detachment DEC Meeting
Jan 16, 2014
Merry Christmas!
Dec 24, 2013
Funeral arrangements for Past Dept. Cmdr. Al Smith
Mr. William A. "Al" Smith, Sr., age 69, passed away early Monday at Candler Hospital. He was a native and longtime resident of Thunderbolt, GA and retired as a Captain from Savannah Fire and Emergency Services. Mr. Smith was a decorated Vietnam Veteran First Cav. and was a recipient of Chatham County Veteran of the Year. He was Vice Chairman of National Homeless and Unemployment Commission, Past American Legion Post 184 Legionnaire of the Year, Past Chef de Gare, and Past Commander of American Legion Post 184. Mr. Smith was a representative of Chatham County VAVS for the Charleston VA Hospital, Chatham County Past Chairman Veteran's Council, First District Commander of Department of Georgia, and State Commander of Department of Georgia. He was a past member of the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, Thunderbolt Men's Club, Chairman of Blessing of the Fleet, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, member of Anavictus Honor Guard of Canada, and the Marine Rescue Squad 3A. Mr. Smith was a Past President of Local 574 IAFF, was an American Legion Liaison for Congressman Jack Kingston, and Director/Staff Department of Georgia Boys State. He was a member of the Thunderbolt Baptist Church and a volunteer with the Thunderbolt Fire Department.
Dec 11, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 28, 2013
A Veterans Day Poem
Nov 8, 2013
32nd Annual Veterans Day Parade in Atlanta
In 2013, the Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association of Atlanta, Inc. (GVDPA) celebrates 32 years of positively impacting Georgia Veterans and the community with its mission - to honor, support and thank all who have served and are currently serving in our military. We accomplish these goals by hosting the Nation's largest Veterans Day Parade, promoting the truth that freedom is not free and exhibiting the belief of freedom through service.
Nov 7, 2013
NATIONAL COMMANDER’S VISIT TO GEORGIA
National Commander Daniel M. (Dan) Dellinger of Virginia will make his official visit to our Department on January 23 - 26, 2014.
Oct 24, 2013
MySAL
Oct 13, 2013
Suicide Prevention Month is underway
Suicide Prevention Month is underway, and I want to update you on the features and resources designed to help spread the word about the confidential support available from the Veterans Crisis Line.
Sep 23, 2013
FEMA and the Ad Council Unveil New Ready Kids PSAs
Sixty percent of Americans self-reported they currently do not have a family emergency plan in case of a natural disaster or other emergency, according to a 2013 national survey conducted by the Ad Council. To encourage parents to engage their children (ages 7-12) in a conversation about preparing for emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ad Council unveiled a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) as part of their Ready Kids campaign. The PSAs are launching in advance of the tenth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM).
Sep 18, 2013
Happy Labor Day!
Sep 2, 2013
Invitation to Join the National Preparedness Commu
September is National Preparedness Month and FEMA invites you to join the National Preparedness Community and download the 2013 National Preparedness Month Toolkit.
Aug 28, 2013
Atlanta VA Medical Center Stand Down
I am pleased to announce that the 2013 Atlanta Homeless Veterans Stand Down has been scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm at the Atlanta VA Medical Center
Aug 4, 2013
2013 - 2014 Officers
Jun 24, 2013
Budget cuts would affect POW-MIA recovery ops
The American Legion learned at its Washington Conference Monday that the Department of Defense may have to suspend its overseas efforts to recover the remains of servicemembers who died in combat or as prisoners of war.
Feb 27, 2013
Consolidated Report Form Reporting Tips
Use these tips when completing the Consolidated Report Form Remember, you will receive one and only one Form Please use it and don’t lose it.
Dec 11, 2012
New Blood Donor Program
Starting the week of 9-11-2012, The American Legion Department of Georgia will be holding week long blood drives at Donor Centers all over the state.
Jul 13, 2012
New CERT Liability Guide Now Available!
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program at FEMA is pleased to announce publication of the new CERT Liability Guide, now available for download on the Supplemental Information page of the National CERT website at http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/downloads/pdf/CERT_Liability_Guide.pdf.
Jul 12, 2012