House Passes Roe, Walz Resolution Authorizing American Legion Centennial Coin

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, released the following statements after the House passed Roe and Walz’s resolution to authorize the creation of a commemorative coin in honor of The American Legion’s 100 years of service to America’s veterans.  “Since 1919, The American Legion has dedicated itself to serving our nation’s veterans,” said Roe. “I’m proud to stand with Ranking Member Walz and my colleagues in the House today to honor the Legion’s century of service by authorizing the creation of this commemorative coin. I look forward to continuing to work alongside the American Legion in our shared goal of improving the lives of America’s heroes.”

“For nearly a century, the American Legion has worked tirelessly day and night to improve the lives of our veterans and their families, and for that reason, words cannot express the gratitude I have for the men and women of the American Legion,” said Walz. “As both a veteran and a legislator, I see firsthand the results they achieve for veterans on a daily basis. That is why I am honored to stand alongside my dear friend, colleague, and fellow veteran, Chairman Phil Roe, as the House passes the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.”

The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act would authorize the U.S. mint to produce a commemorative coin for The American Legion’s 100th anniversary of its founding in 1919. The mint would issue the coins for a one-year period beginning January 1, 2019, and proceeds from the sale of the coins would support The American Legion’s program and services, which fall under four categories: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Children and Youth and Americanism.

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Golden Oldies Night.

Put on your dancin’ shoes and don’t miss Post 331‘s Golden Oldies Night.
  • Friday, July 14
  • Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Ave.
  • Doors open 6:30 pm; music 7 – 10 pm
  • BYO food & beverage, ice will be provided
  • Music by Pro DJ Services – taking requests all night for your favorite Golden Oldies
  • Just $10 per person to benefit veterans
  • Spread the word and bring friends and family, open to all
Questions: contact Tom McCullough, 609-402-1824 or tpmlem@yahoo.com

VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM LAW CHANGES

On April,19 2017, The President signed a law that removes the August 7, 2017 expiration date and allows VA to utilize funding dedicated to the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) until it is exhausted. The VCP is a critical program that increases access to care for Veterans by authorizing millions of appointments for Veterans in the community. This fact sheet highlights the three changes made to the VCP.

 

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Memorial Day weekend

Sons,

Memorial Day weekend is around the corner and there is much to do. We could use your help. Please see below information for planning purposes and volunteering (Print copy for reference). If you can make any event or activity, please email me or call me on my cell so I can put together a list of volunteers by 21 May 2017.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Events & Post 331 Exterior Clean-up
  • Wednesday, May 24
    • 3:00 PM POST 331 Exterior Clean-up & Grooming (bring a rake, gloves, clippers)
  • Friday, May 26
    • 3:00pm Set up tables and Post
  • Saturday, May 27
    •  8:00am Breakfast at Cape May Court House Diner with Veterans then placing flags at two cemeteries
      • Fairview Cemetery located on rt. 9 north of Cape Regional Hospital. Then to Asbury Methodist Church graveyard located on rt. 9 north of Avalon Blvd.
  • Monday, May 29
    • 5:30am Leave Post to set up flags at more cemeteries (K. Coyle in charge)
    •  8:30 Bus leaves Post for Avalon service
    • 8:40 Line up at Avalon Firehouse (31st & Dune) for parade (will need Service Flag Detail) Note: Dress Uniform
    • 9:00 Avalon Veterans Plaza Ceremony (21st & Dune)
    • 10:00 Bus back to Post
    • 11:30 Line up at St. Paul’s Catholic Church for parade (100st & 3rd Ave)
    • 12:00 Parade from St Paul’s to Women’s Civic Center on 96th Street for SH Ceremony at Pavilion & Beach
    • 1:00 American Legion Ceremony at Post- laying of wreaths and raising of flag
    • 1:15 Memorial Day Open House & Refreshments at Post
    • 3:00 Clean-up & tear down at AL Post (time could vary-arrive at 2:30)
  • Full Uniform for Service Flag Detail consists of: Black or Navy Blue Blazer, dark or light grey trousers, white shirt, plain navy or black tie, black shoes, & service cap. I have a few service caps available if you can put together the rest of the uniform. Also, the Sons may parade in the Sons Navy Blue Polo shirt and baseball cap and then stand behind veterans in formations at Avalon, Stone Harbor, & the Post.
  • We could always use help at set up’s & tear down’s, clean-up’s, and for this event 5 Sons for Service Flag Detail.

I hope to see you at any event you can attend this coming week. Please call or email me if you have any questions. Thank you.

Sincerely, Greg Kizeik, Commander S.A.L. Squadron 331, 848-210-2578(c), gpkizeik@gmail.com

 

AVALON RECOGNIZES VOLUNTEERS, CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SENIOR CENTER

(Avalon, NJ)—The Borough of Avalon recognized residents in the community who have volunteered their time and services to enrich the lives of seniors at the Avalon Senior Center on Thursday, November 10th.  The Borough also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Senior Center which was dedicated to Jeannette Glazier upon her retirement 20 years ago.

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VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES HELD IN AVALON, STONE HARBOR

(Avalon/Stone Harbor, NJ)— The 7 Mile Island communities of Avalon and Stone Harbor held Veterans Day ceremonies on Friday, November 11th.  Following the ceremonies, Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi and Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters were both recognized at American Legion Post #331 for their contributions regarding a recent landscaping and beautification effort on the grounds of the Post.

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Post 331 Landscape project September 27-28 2016

WE did it!

Bayshore Landscaping, Avalon Public Works, our master gardeners- Donna Rothman and Charlene Fox, and our Legion and SAL volunteers made it happen. SAL topped the morning off with a lunch enjoyed by all on September 28.
Thank you for your dedication, hard work, tenacity, design skills, and sense of humor.

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CVAC 1st Annual Awards Brunch

Our event was held at Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Sunset lounge on September 22, 2016 11am-1pm. It began with a presentation of colors, flag salute, and national anthem by the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May. Invocation and the benediction was done by Rev. Deb Moore, a member of CVAC. A delicious brunch and a remarkable and very moving afternoon were had by all.

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THANK YOU TO ALL SPAGHETTI DINNER 2016 VOLUNTEERS

On behalf of all the Officers & Members of the American Legion Post 331 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 331, we offer our sincere gratitude and thanks for your help and volunteering this past Sunday at the Albert J. Carusi Spaghetti Dinner! You made a difference!

As you know, we were behind the curve in our efforts to get this annual community & fundraising event off the ground this year, but thanks to the tremendous efforts of Pete Miner (YCSH), Jon Ready (AL), and Ned Galbally (SAL), all Co-Chairs, we pulled it off in style. Al would have been pleased!
We had 240 Guests attend this years event and they were treated with a fine Italian meal, great company & festive afternoon and evening! Congratulations to the 50/50 winner Kelly Garner, and The Basket Of Cheer winner who was a friend of Dan Thompson. The American Legion and Sons of the American Legion raised over $2,000 from this event which will be used directly for Veterans & family assistance along with Veterans projects and programs in CMC and surrounding counties! Thank you to our Guests! You also made a difference!

Thank you to the Staff of the Yacht Club & the AL/SAL volunteers listed below:

SAL
Carter Winterbottom
Craig Costigan
Walt Finken
Mary Finken
John Tracy
Bill Burns
Fran Burns
Jeff Alderton
Lee Alderton
Jim Govoni
Joe Filachek (Basket of Cheer Coordinator)
Sharon Galbally

Ned Galbally

American Legion
Russ Migeot

Sherry Govoni
Spencer Jones
Bob Levins
Helen Levins
Kevin Coyle
Vicki Lachmann
Jon Ready
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If we missed anyone, our sincere apologies.
Respectfully,
Jim Fleischmann, Commander, American Legion Post 331
Greg Kizeik, Commander, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 331
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