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AMERICAN LEGION POST 290 MEMORIAL DAY
AMERICAN FLAG PLACEMENT
23 MAY 2020
For those that are looking for something different to do other than your daily COVID-19 routine and an opportunity to honor our US Military Veterans that have passed. Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a time when family, friends, and service organizations place flags on the graves of servicemen and women. Our American Legion Post 290 will conduct their annual Memorial Day, American Flag placement for our fallen Veterans that are located in the Stafford County Cemeteries.
We will be doing this on Saturday, 23 May, and seeking volunteers to assist. No RSVP required, just show up.
Arrangements are being made so that the pick-up of the flags, list of names, and directions to the cemeteries are controlled in a manner that supports a safe transfer to any volunteer, following the state-directed social distancing guidelines.
There are a total of 1500 Veterans throughout more than sixty cemeteries in Stafford County that we will be locating and placing a flag at their headstone in a show of respect.
At the actual cemetery, distancing can be maintained by your family standards and our Post encourages everyone to take the recommended and necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.
If you are interested in this adventure, the flags, names, and directions to a cemetery will be available for pick-up at the American Legion Post 290 Annex, 1204 American Legion Road (County Road 628), 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, 23 May.
As a tip; to assist with the flag placement a large Philips screwdriver of landscape nail will assist with making a hole in the ground.
This will require your own transportation and daily planning. A set of flags, names, and directions to a cemetery will be provided along with directions on the return of old flags that you may collect as you place the new one, as well as how to report your day's success. Once all flag packages are handed out, that will be it so it is first come first served. This is a great family adventure that has a lifetime memory for all. In some of the cemeteries, it turns into a challenge to locate the names.
This is held on: Saturday, 23 May
Pickup time: 0800
Pickup location: 1204 American Legion Road, Stafford Va.
POC for this event: Garry Briggs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post 290 Dinners-To-Go
The Post will be sponsoring Round 2 of our half chicken drive-thru dinner on Saturday, May 16th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
We will be selling the 1/2 chicken, baked potato, Cole slaw, roll and dessert for $12.00.
The chicken will be parboiled then cooked and seasoned on the big grill.
Dessert will consist of individual pies, and switch to pudding once the pies are gone.
Since the last one was a sell-out success, we will be selling 150 dinners this time to give more of you a chance to participate.
You can place your orders by E-mailing email@example.com.
Watch your E-Mail Inbox for an E-Mail status of your order.
Or you may receive a status phone call (depending on the information you provided in your E-Mail order).
Then drive by the Post for a pick-up. Call the Post at 540-659-4461 when you have arrived. Your meal(s) will be brought out to you.
You can contact Dave Stein (540-408-4656) if you have any questions.
We sold out fast last time so order early.
If you have any questions, contact the Post via the above E-Mail, or contact Dave Stein.
Thank you for your support!
We are looking at ways to create revenue for Post 290. Due to the Corona health emergency, the Post currently has no income.
There have been postings on Facebook urging the Post to help the community. This is a way to raise money for this endeavor.
If anyone needs any assistance, please notify the Post. We value our members and their families.
This is a trial run. Help us make it a success by following instructions (and providing constructive feedback).
If this dinner is successful we will continue its operation and may expand it to other days of the week.
Everyone stay safe, we look forward to seeing you and thank you for your support.
CORONA VIRUS/COVID-19 NOTICE, 9 April 2020 Update
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, American Legion Post 290 is taking the following actions in order to protect its members, patrons, and community:
- The General Membership meeting scheduled for April 14th is canceled.
- Effective immediately, BINGO will suspend operations until further notice unless otherwise directed by the Government.
- The Club Room/Social Quarters is closed until further notice or otherwise directed by the Government.
- No gatherings at the Post or Annex of more than 10 people are allowed until further notice unless otherwise directed by the Government. As a result of this restriction, the following scheduled events are canceled/postponed to a date yet to be determined:
- Girls State 2020 - CANCELED - the Girls State Program for 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Boys State 2020 - CANCELED - the Boys State Program for 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Youth Law Enforcement Cadet 2020 - CANCELED - the Law Cadet Program for 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- American Legion Baseball 2020 - CANCELED due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Junior Shooters National and Dept of Virginia Competitions - CANCELED due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- American Legion National Convention - CANCELED due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- 290 Club Dinner and Raffle - POSTPONED, Date TBD
- Easter Egg Hunt at the Sports Complex, CANCELED
Honor Guard Steak Night at Post 290 - will be doing a "Chicken-to-Go" on May 2nd; see info above.
Additional updates to scheduled events will be posted as notifications are made.
We encourage everyone to take the recommended and necessary precautions to protect themselves, their families, and the community by limiting social interaction to only essential activities. Stay safe!
** General Membership Meeting**
Tuesday, May 12th, at 7:30pm has been Cancelled
**Executive Committee Meeting**
Monday, May 25th, at 7:30pm
See Club Room tab for updated hours of operation!
Bingo Volunteers Needed!
Post 290 Bingo is under New Management and is looking to establish two or more regular crews to support a monthly schedule.
Be part of a high performing volunteer team having a positive impact on Post 290s support to veterans and community initiatives!
Contact Jim Perham, text/call 540-497-1442, to volunteer or for more details!
Mission BBQ is OPEN for pickup and delivery service; local delivery service is new and free for orders over $25
The May 2020 newsletter can be viewed by clicking HERE!
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ALL ACTIVITIES AT POST 290 HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
2 May - Chicken Dinners to Go - see the announcement at top of page
11-18 May - Scholarship Interviews, TBD
16 May - Jr Shooters Awards Dinner, TBD
BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY - DOORS OPEN AT 4:45PM
BOYS STATE COUNSELORS NEEDED!
If you might be interested in serving as a Counselor for Boys State, please contact Frenchie Burnett, 540-220-1905 or firstname.lastname@example.org
American Legion Riders Post 290 VA
The Riders have their own page on this website!
For up-to-date information, please see the Riders'
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ALR290/ or visit them at www.alriders290.org
Please send questions to email@example.com.
Post 290 is on Facebook and Twitter!
If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes and visit our Facebook page and “Like” us. We update Facebook regularly with information about issues important and of interest to our veterans and active duty military and their families. Please let John Haehn know what else you'd like to see.
In addition, if you have a Twitter account, please take a few minutes, search for the Post's Twitter account (@LegionPost290VA), and then click on "Follow." The Post's Twitter account "follows" a variety of military and Virginia Twitter accounts and sends out helpful information at least once per day. In addition, for those in charge of events (e.g., Bingo, baseball), if an event is delayed, please send a "tweet" to our Twitter account from your personal account. Please tell John in person, via email or by tweet with suggestions of other Twitter accounts to follow.
TWITTER ACCOUNT: @LegionPost290VA
Since our charter in 1947, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Stafford community, join our Post as a Booster or sponsor - (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details) - 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.