Military Lecture Series 2018 World War One
Our Military Lecture Series in 2018 is on WW1, as we are observing the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1.
The first Lecture was in January and was presented by Dane W. Coffman- His presentation was on General John J. Pershing, leader of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe.
The second Lecture was done by Henry Johnson. Henry was dressed in his great grandfathers WW1 uniform and described the uniform, equipment and training of the day.
Future Military lectures TBA
Links to additional information on the100 Anniversary
American Legion Post 214 designates a “Color Guard” as a unit that presents the colors at various public events such as parades, school activities, veteran functions, and patriotic programs. The color guard may be as simple as carrying the American, POW/MIA, and Legion flags. Or it may consist of a full color guard unit that adds all of the military branch flags, as well as Women’s Auxiliary, SAL, and Jr. Auxiliary colors. A rifle escort is always included for the American flag.
Flag precedence in both static displays and marching formations are in accordance with the regulations outlined various Legion and Military documents.
Contact Charlie Porter email@example.com 864 -201- 3389
for Color Guard activities or grave site ceremonies.
American Legion Post 214 designates an “Honor Guard” as a unit that provides funeral and/or graveside ceremonies in conjunction with the local funeral home, or at the request of the Cemetery. This unit may perform all aspects of the ceremony if there are no active military personnel available, or at the funeral director’s request after consultation with the family. The ceremony would consist of flag folding & presentation, playing of taps, and a rifle salute.In most cases there will be active duty military available for the flag folding ceremony and the playing of taps. They provide the ceremony commander or leader. The post provides a Rifle Squad Commander and five to eight riflemen. The Post also provides flag bearers for the American, POW/MIA, Military Branch, and Legion colors.
Contact Charlie Porter firstname.lastname@example.org 864 -201- 3389 for Honor Guard activities.
The chaplaincy has many purposes. One of its major purposes is to help persons grow in their relationship with God and one another. Also, we serve as a reminder of the transcendent and seek to develop an environment within which Legionnaires are encouraged in their personal and collective moral and spiritual growth. We are to remind all Americans that God is the source of all rights and privileges.
The American Legion is comprehensive in nature embracing all religions, faiths, and denominations within its ranks. The chaplaincy being non-denominational and non-sectarian, wishes to minister to the spiritual needs of all without regard to either affiliation or nonaffiliation.
Chaplains seek to minister to people wherever there is a need. For many, chaplains are the only ministers they will ever know, as they have no affiliation with church, synagogue, or other religious institution. The role of the chaplain is ever increasing due to the aging of our membership. Each Legionnaire should be alert to the physical and spiritual needs of his/her comrades. The chaplain should be notified when there is death, illness, or special concern in the membership. At that point the chaplain should provide all ministry and service available.
Contact Jack Dorn - email@example.com 864 -268- 0576
Quilts of Valor program
Quilts of Valor Is a non profit foundation whose goal is to cover all physically and psychologically hurt service members with a Freedom Quilt, honoring them for their sacrifice.
Each year one to two Purple Heat recipient members of Post 214 are selected to receive this Honor. The recipient is selected by the Post Awards and Decoration Committee. The quilts are made locally and presented by the local chapter of Quilts of Valor.
The Quilts of Valor Program was started in 2003 and has spread across the US and even has an international presence.
Memorial Day Service
July 4 Service