Welcome to
George P. Vanderveer Post 129

Welcome to
George P. Vanderveer Post 129

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Preamble

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Preamble

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

The Four Pillars of the
American Legion

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Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

II

National Security

III

Americanism

IV

Children & Youth

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.”

-Thomas Paine

Fun Facts

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy. The original Pledge of Allegiance was published in the September 8th issue of the children’s magazine, The Youth’s Companion, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in America. The pledge was first recited in unison in the public schools on October 12, 1892.

The Boston Light was the first light station established on the North American continent. The light was lit for
the first time on September 14, 1716. A cannon was America’s first fog signal. The Boston Light was destroyed in the Revolution and rebuilt in 1783. The Boston Light is also our only lighthouse that still has an official keeper.

On September 7, 1813, Uncle Sam became the nickname for the United States. The story goes that a meat
packer named Samuel Wilson shipped meat in barrels to the Army at war. The barrels were branded with the initials “U.S.” for United States, but the soldiers joked that it referred to “Uncle Sam” who supplied the meat.

Did You Know…? That US Navy and the Coast Guard Ships in Florida offloaded 7,400 Pounds of cocaine and 240
pounds Of marijuana, confiscated as part of Operation Martillo, according to a report on the Pentagon Channel. The drugs were offloaded July 17th at Naval Station Mayport. Sailors And Coast Guardsmen seized the drugs in six separate busts in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific. Officials estimated the load is worth, more than $90 Million! ((July 30, 2012-Navy Times) via Darlene Scheiderman)

Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership

CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE AGREE TO EXPAND DEFINITION OF WAR ERAS TO INCLUDE ALL WHO SERVED SINCE DEC. 7, 1941

More than 1,600 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were killed or wounded in periods of time not designated as war eras since the end of World War II. The newly signed Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded.
The LEGION Act offers American Legion membership eligibility to any U.S. military veteran who served at least one day of active military duty since Dec. 7, 1941, and was honorably discharged or is serving now. The act also affects membership in the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, expanding eligibility for those groups, as well.

(July 31, 2019)

To join please contact Rich Godfrey, Membership Chairman, Team 100, at rig548@comcast.net or call the Post at 732-255-9250

Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Membership

CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE AGREE TO EXPAND DEFINITION OF WAR ERAS TO INCLUDE ALL WHO SERVED SINCE DEC. 7, 1941

More than 1,600 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were killed or wounded in periods of time not designated as war eras since the end of World War II. The newly signed Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded.
The LEGION Act offers American Legion membership eligibility to any U.S. military veteran who served at least one day of active military duty since Dec. 7, 1941, and was honorably discharged or is serving now. The act also affects membership in the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, expanding eligibility for those groups, as well.

(July 31, 2019)

To join please contact Rich Godfrey, Membership Chairman, Team 100, at rig548@comcat.net or call the Post at 732-255-9250

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