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.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

George is Moved Back Into His Home

On October 11, 2008, after a major inside and outside clean up, the Post 304 "crew" moved George back into his home. Seated is George and Nancy Burdette. Standing l-r is Jr. Vice Commander Rich Ray, Adjutant Dave Burdette, member and Legion Rider Ron Carter, Jr. Vice Commander Larry "TUG" Hale. Jr. Vice Commander Fred Gaines took the picture.

Legion Post 304 Helps WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veteran

This is the outside of George's house in late September, 2008. All of his household belongings had been placed in "Smartbox's", his carpet removed to the bare wood floors and his house exterminated. George is a veteran of 28 years in the Air Force, having flown 30 missions over Germany in WWII, and served in the Korean Conflict and was an observer in Vietnam. He is 85 years old and needed our help.
New Post 304 member and Army Sgt.-Major Meinrad Kuettel and George.

Mienrad helping with the yard clean up. George's roof had six or more inches of pine straw on the roof and it was removed by the "crew".

Post member and Jr. Vice Commander Fred Gaines and George.

Fred manning the pitch fork.

Kiwanis of East Cobb Introduced to
The American Legion

On October 23, 2008, the Kiwanis Club of East Cobb County was introduced to The American Legion, North Cobb Post 304. The Kiwanis asked to know more about what we do and what type programs we have in common. We were happy to oblige.

Commander Larry Lieber opens the presentation by briefly letting the Kiwanians know who we are and what we do and a little history about The American Legion.

Post 304 member Bernard Gilliland tells them about the role his great-uncle, a Legionnaire, played in getting Congress to enact legislation to add "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sr. Vice Commander explains the "Four Pillars" upon which The American Legion is founded.

And Adutant David Burdette explains the Youth Programs on how Post 304 is committed to comply with one of the "Four Pillars" - that of mentoring youth.

The Legionnaires are thanked by the Program Chair, Bernie Hatch, for their presentation and each was awarded a Kiwanis "Bell of Freedom" for their presence.