Georgia AmLegion Post 304

This Weblog is for the exclusive use of members of Post 304 of the Georgia American Legion in Kennesaw/Acworth, GA. It may be used for numerous purposes but will be primarily a site for communicating information to our members.

If you wish to post a "blog" on this weblog, please contact me at: dburdette488@bellsouth - I will either post it for your or advise you how to do it yourself.

Snail mailing address for the Post: American Legion Post 304, P.O. Box 15, Kennesaw, GA 30156-0015.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Please join us for a Post 304 planning meeting Thursday evening, February 1, 2007, in the Conference Room of the GA National Guard Armory at 7:00 p.m. All Legion members of Post 304 are invited to attend.

Meeting usually adjourns by 8:30.

Purpose of the meeting is to plan upcoming events and programs for the Post.

Hope to see you there.

David Burdette


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Post 304 National High School Oratorical Contest Scheduled for February 10

We have four contestants for our Post Oratorical Contest. Two from Kennesaw Mountain High and two from North Cobb High. Two males, two females. All very good contestants!

The Post 304 Contest will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2007. It will be held at West Cobb Regional Library, 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw. Here are driving directions from the Central Library in Marietta:

Take Roswell Street west (it will turn into Dallas Rd.-Hwy.120- outside the city limits). Turn right onto Mars Hill Road at the Old Lost Mountain Store. Continue on Mars Hill until you reach the intersection at Mars Hill and Stilesboro. Go 1 block north of the Mars Hill / Stilesboro Road intersection and turn right onto Dennis Kemp Lane. The library site is located on the left about half way between Mars Hill Rd. and Stilesboro Rd.

(Easiest way it to go Hwy 41 North to Mars Hill Rd., take a left and go 2-3 miles to the Waffle House just before you reach Dallas Hwy. and take a left just beyond Waffle House - go up the hill to the Library.)

If you would like to be involved in the Contest as Judge, Timer, Tabulator, Escort, Usher or in any other capacity, please let Adjutant Burdette know. Feel free to visit the library at your convenience and ask the Librarian to show you the large room behind the first door to your left as you enter the Library, if you wish to familiarize yourself with the Contest location. The room will comfortably seat 40 or so in the audience and we expect about 30 or so to attend, not including the contestants.

The winner of the Post 304 Contest will advance to the District Five Contest, to be held on Sunday, February 18, 2007, at American Legion Post 294, 3282 Florence Rd., Powder Springs, GA, at 4:00 p.m. The second-place winner of the Post 304 Contest will serve as the first Alternate to the District Five Contest.

The Area IV Contest (Districts 4, 5 and 7) will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2007, at Post 42, 1 Roosevelt St., in Cartersville.

Winner of the Area Contest goes to the Department competition in Perry, GA, on Saturday, March 3, 2007. Contest will be at the Houston County Board of Education, 1100 Main St. (341 South), at 1:00 p.m.

Here is the url that will take you to last years' winning National speech: It is about 9 minutes or so. The speaker is a senior from an East Tennessee high school. Pretty impressive.

Hope to see many of you at the Post contest.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Above artwork was provided by illustrious Commander Larry Lieber.
Sorry, I couldn't take the credit for this one!

Have you ever been aboard a nuclear powered submarine? Ever wondered what they do when they are at sea or what their missions are? How do the men aboard spend their time? And what about navigation, propulsion and emergencies? How is submarine control similar to airplanes?

Come to the next meeting on Thursday, January 18th and learn more when retired submarine Captain Ron Deering gives us the answers to many of these questions and more. Ron had command of two nuclear submarines during his 27-year Navy career, as well as numerous other jobs in operations, training and intelligence support of submarines.

Doors of the GA Army National Guard Armory, 1901 McCollum Pkwy, Kennesaw, will open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. The meeting will start at 7:15 and Capt. Deering's presentation will follow shortly thereafter. Please let us know if you need transportation.

See ya Thursday!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

American Legion Fifth District Meeting Sunday, January 14, 2007

American Legion Post 111 in Dallas, GA, at 7758 Scoggins Rd, will host our January meeting on Sunday, January 14, 2007. Telephone (770) 445-2759 if you need directions.

Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. The SAL meets at 10:00 a.m. and the Legion will meet at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served (charge will probably be $5.00). The Auxiliary will not meet.

All Fifth District Committee Chairs will provide a report.