Veterans Memorial Post 347

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VOLUNTEERING:  What Drives Your Passion

As your First Vice Commander in charge of membership, I have the opportunity to meet so many of you in person.  When  the office staff team and I meet you, hopefully, we ask the basic questions, most importantly,WELCOME, but then ask are you interested in volunteering?

Have you truly looked at that application and looked at the Category:- -Honor Guard? Speaking personally as Past Post 347 Honor Guard Commander from 2016-2019, the first female commander and the first 3rd term unprecedented commander, I was honored and blessed to lead the best honor guard rated one of the best in the State of Florida.  The Department of Florida has adopted OUR manual as the official training manual for Honor Guards.  

We are looking for new recruits.  The privilege and honor to walk that final journey with our departed veteran, always remembering “We never leave a veteran behind” is so rewarding beyond words.  

Please reach out to me or our current Honor Guard Commander:  Gary Gerke. 

The pay is non-existent, the rewards beyond words and expectations.

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1st Vice Commander-Joan Suelter

Membership renewals are in full swing.  Again, as last year, I will make available for a few Tuesday Nights to renew your membership; hopefully avoiding that last-minute dash to renew.  Check the bulletin boards for dates in the coming weeks.

Currently we are at 65% with a long way to go to achieve our 100% plus 1 by March 31, 2021.

While we rejoice at how Post 347 continues to grow, we must also remember those who have gone on to Post Everlasting.  We lost 66 friends and family from June 1 to October 23.  Please remember these fellow veterans in your thoughts and prayers.  Their names are posted in the Honor Guard .

November 2020

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1st Vice Commander-Joan Suelter

Membership renewals are in full swing.  Again, as last year, I will make available for a few Tuesday Nights to renew your membership; hopefully avoiding that last-minute dash to renew.  Check the bulletin boards for dates in the coming weeks.

Currently we are at 59.4% with a long way to go to achieve our 100% plus 1 by March 31, 2021.

As fellow legionnaires, I look upon all of you as my helpful recruiters.  Just a reminder, the qualifications to become a member of the largest veteran organization changed last July 31, 2019, when President Trump signed the “Legion Act” stating you just need to have served one day active service from December 7th 1941, through Present Day.  Please help me get the word out.

Looking forward to seeing and serving with you all. 

Fair Winds and following seas.

October 2020