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American Legion Post 18 supports HQA and Camp New Dawn

AmericanLegionJeff-Davis-Post-18-Centreville-donation-062314-KLeager-Dennis-A.-Reed-Thomas-Baker-RKnottsAmerican Legion Post 18 supports HQA and Camp New Dawn

Dennis Reed and Thomas Baker of the American Legion Jeff Davis Post 18, Centreville, presented Hospice of Queen Anne’s with a $5,000 check. The American Legion earmarked $3,000 of their gift for Camp New Dawn, a summer camp for children and teens learning to live with the loss of a loved one. Pictured with the American Legion representatives are Hospice of Queen Anne’s Development Officer Kenda Leager and Grief Counselor Rhonda Knotts, who is also the director of Camp New Dawn. For more information about Hospice of Queen Anne’s and Camp New Dawn, visit www.hospiceofqueenanne’s.org. 

3rd Annual Toys for Tots Bull & Oyster Roast

All You Can Eat
April 21, 2013
Noon-5pm
Present by Sgt. Jason Mileo, USMC
Marine Corps League Detachement 1147
American Legion Post 18, 2619 Centreville Road, Centreville MD

$30/Adult
Reduced Prices for children: $10 Ages 5-12

Enjoy Pit Beef, Fried Oysters, Oyster Stew, Oysters on the Half Shell, Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Draft Beer, Soft Drinks, Condiments, Plant & Cake Wheel, 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes

For Tickets, Call 410-556-6379 or 410-556-9990

Email gregmanning70@verizon.net

Enjoy the day and serve the Marines Toys for Tots Campaign for 2013

Combat Wounded Veterans Set to Enjoy 6th Annual Waterfowl Weekend – Eastern Shore American Legion Post Will Welcome Vets November 8-11, 2012

The 6th annual Wounded Veterans Waterfowl Weekend will be November 8-11, 2012, through the Centreville American Legion, Jeff Davis Post #18. Hunting, Honor, Freedom and Welcome Home has been our signature theme to support our combat wounded veterans through recreation, rehabilitation and Eastern Shore hospitality.

Over the past five years we have brought 20 combat wounded veterans to the Eastern Shore on Veterans Day weekend over four days for fellowship and camaraderie. Great memories and friendships have been made that will last a life time. Many previous honorees return each year to attend this event which gives credence to the lasting importance this event has in assisting with their return home from hostile lands. This event enables them to enjoy for a little while the life and liberty they were fighting to preserve for all of us by defending our freedoms; freedoms for which we all too often take for granted. The waterfowl weekend gives our veterans a break from their long term stressful rigors of medical treatment allowing many to have the rare freedom from physical rehabilitation. Because everyone’s recovery process is different, we also provide them with a local, second home for rest and relaxation whenever they need a break from Walter Reed Hospital.

Ross Colquhoun, Firearms Training Stream & Field Program Manager at Walter Reed Hospital recently stated “I Thank You for all you do for our warriors…The amount of time, effort, and dedication you all put into your event definitely SHOWS…I look forward to seeing you in November.”

On Thursday, November 8, at 12:00 noon the guest veterans will Arrive at Post 18 for a welcome and orientation on all the events for the next four days, housing assignments, and meet and greet with the Members of the Waterfowl Weekend Committee. Then the soldiers will get settled in to their housing assignments’ and have some down time before attending a private dinner with the Members of the Waterfowl Weekend Committee at Symphony Village.

On Friday November 9th they will then be transported to Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor and each soldier is awarded a new 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun to use and keep as their own. They will then participate in a round of sporting clay shooting with a team of other veterans followed by a luncheon. Immediately after lunch they participate in a practice released duck round. That evening, guest veterans will join legion members for fellowship at a casual dinner hosted by American Legion Jeff Davis Post #18 and open to the public.

Early on Saturday November 10th, guest veterans will go duck hunting at Trappe Impoundment and Robins Marsh, allowing many a morning of rare freedom from physical limitations caused by combat wounds and the hard work of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Following the hunt, Easton VFW Post 5118 will serve the guest veterans a complimentary brunch. The guest veterans will then be transported to their host homes for an afternoon of rest. A banquet at American Legion Post #18 in Centreville on Saturday evening will honor the guest veterans. Officials will make each a lifetime legion member and an honorary Centreville town citizen. Guest veterans also will receive financial gifts so that they and their families can reunite and celebrate together during the Christmas holiday season.

On Sunday November 11, morning American Legion Post #18 will be serving breakfast from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. At 11:00 a.m. the guest veterans will participate in and be honored at a Veterans Day Ceremony at the nation’s oldest operating courthouse, located in downtown Centreville, Maryland. This ceremony is open to all the public and a great opportunity to Honor all those who have served to protect our Nation.

This successful event would not have taken place without the gracious support and help of businesses, American Legions, VFW’s, the Town of Centreville and all our friends in and outside our local community. Your heart felt contributions and support have improved the lives of our veterans.

There are several ways that you can contribute to this year’s event. A financial donation goes a long way to help the committee pay for the soldiers’ weekend in Centreville. We provide them with food and lodging, sporting clays, two duck hunts, a shotgun that is theirs to keep, and transportation support to go home during the holidays. One of the events scheduled during this year’s four day weekend program is our Honor banquet to celebrate our heroes. The banquet will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Please join us for our banquet, where we will honor our veterans for their sacrifice and service to our nation. Tickets are $35.00 for an individual or $65.00 per couple; you can get your tickets through the above address and phone number.

We thank you and our Veterans thank you. God bless you, the United States of America and the men and women defending our freedoms.

Thank you,

Bob O’Connor
WVWW Committee Chairman
E–mail roconnor@homemedi.com

Gunston School’s 5K Run for CPL Adam Jacquet

Gunston School’s 5K Run for CPL Adam Jacquet was held on October 20, 2012.

Introductions were made by Gunston School’s Head Master, John Lewis, IV.

Dennis Reed, 1st Vice of Jeff Davis Post 18 American Legion Centreville, Maryland, presented to CPL Adam Jacquet, a check for $1000.

A Plague and Membership to the Jeff Davis Post 18 American Legion was also presented by Greg Manning, Post Adjutant.

Ron Roland, Sr. Vice Marine Corp League Det SGT Jason D Mileo 1147 also presented a check for $300.

Community Yard Sale

September 22, Community Yard Sale

9-Noon

Open to Public to rent Tables $10

Will be held inside if necessary due to weather

Donation Table & Silent Auction

American Legion Post 18, 2619 Centreville Rd, Centreville
703-929-0664 for info