Chief Pontiac Post 377

Four Pillars of the American Legion:  Americanism, Children and Youth, National Security, and Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
What do you do to support the four pillars?

NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS

Tonight - Classic Car & Bike Night.  Weather not looking supportive, so it may move indoors.
Saturday - Karaoke, 8 pm
Sunday - Memorial gathering for former Commander Bob Griggs, pavilion, 2-7 pm
Tuesday - Bingo, doors open at 5
Wednesday - PTSD Peer support group, small meeting room, 6 pm
SAVE THE DATES!
August 3-8 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Replica, Clinton Township (see below)
August 7 - Band-a-Rama (Aug 8 morning clean up) ALL DAY
August 8 - Gold Star Families VJ Day Memorial Service, 1 pm, Perry Mount Park Cemetery (Veterans Memorial)
August 12-15 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Replica, Riverview (see below)
Sept 2 - Red Cross Blood Drive (see below)
Sept 11 - Parachute Team "dropping in" for a bit @ pavilion
Sept 25 - Lotto ball/dinner
Oct 10 - Psychic Fair in the hall
Oct 16 - SAL Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 20 - Lifeline Screening (registration required)
Oct 30 - Kids Halloween Party
Nov 20 - SAL Rib Dinner
Nov 24 - 80s night dance party (night before Thanksgiving).  Best 80s Garb Big Hair Contests
SUPPORT A VET!  LISTEN TO JIM @WCSX IN THE MORNINGS!
Searching for a post-9/11 veteran (Iraq/Afghanistan) to fill a vacant at-large position.
THE WALL THAT HEALS Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is coming to SE Michigan twice in August.  The Wall arrives at the Clinton Township Civic Center on August 3 and, once constructed, will be open 24-hours a day until August 8.  Volunteers needed to support this project!  586-286-9339, or https://twthclintontwp.wordpress.com.  Then the City of Riverview is hosting "The Wall That Heals" August 12-15 in Young Patriots Park.  To become a volunteer, go to Riverview Recreation: The Wall That Heals (signupgenius.com)
FREE FREE FREE Veterans can watch Olympics for FREE - Military members, veterans and their families will be able to watch more than 5,500 streaming hours of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo for free, including all 41 sports and 339 medal events, through a partnership between the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Comcast NBCUniversal. The access will be available to those authorized to shop at military exchanges, including the honorably discharged veterans who are authorized to shop online at exchanges.  The Games of the XXXII Olympiad are scheduled for July 23 through Aug. 8. The free offer also extends to the Paralympic Games, which will be held from Aug. 24 through Sept. 5, with about 1,000 hours of streaming.  According to AAFES officials, those eligible can access the NBCUniversal coverage from their computers or personal devices by visiting NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Sports app, clicking on the event you want to watch, and choosing “Exchange” as their service provider when the screen appears. (AAFES refers to itself as “Exchange.”)  Because of content rights restrictions, authorized customers must have an active ShopMyExchange.com account, which you can establish by going to that website and being verified as eligible. Viewers will have access to streaming coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies, medal ceremonies, the NBC primetime show, and feeds from all competition sessions.
AMAZON hires veterans and spouses On Tuesday, Amazon pledged to hire 100,000 US veterans and veterans’ spouses by the year 2024. Over 40,000 veterans and military spouses are currently employed by Amazon, from operations to Alexa to sustainability to Amazon Web Services (AWS), company officials say.  “Amazon is focused on recruiting and developing military talent with training programs specifically designed to help veterans transition into roles in the private sector,” said John Quintas, Amazon’s director of Global Military Affairs.
VETERANS GALA
Michigan veterans and families invited to our inaugural Veterans Gala on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mount Clemens.  
Hosted by the MVAA and our parent department, the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the night will start with a 6 p.m. social hour, followed by the 7 p.m. Gala.  Save the date! All the details, including ticket information, are forthcoming. Stay tuned.
 
Veterans Crisis Line available 24/7/365 - If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the Veterans Crisis Line to receive free, confidential support and crisis intervention, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text to 838255 or chat online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.

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