American Legion Post 354
Virginia Department, Eastern Region, District 11
"Veterans Strengthening America"
Congressional Gold Medallion presented to WW II Mariner
Post 354 presented a Congressional Gold Medallion to WW II Mariner George Worsham, 98 year old survivor of 2 ship sinking's during the War.
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Art Camp for Kids
One of the four pillars of The American Legion is Children and Youth, and Post 354 is pleased to contribute to the Mission of The American Legion by offering the use its facilities for events like this one. For more details, click here: Pillar 4: Children and Youth
Troop Court of Honor
Post 354 was pleased to support Boy Scout Troop 1829 by providing its facilities for their Court of Honor. This is a formal recognition with families, friends, and the public in attendance. All Scouts who have moved up to any rank except Eagle Scout, or who have earned merit badges since the last court of honor, are recognized.
Memorial Day Ceremony 2022
Post 354 Commander, Bobby Arnold, was Master of Ceremonies for this years Memorial Day Ceremony, which was held at the Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, and included guest speaker Senator Amanda Chase, 11th District Virginia.
Post Everlasting is an annual sacred ritual performed by American Legion members honoring the recently deceased members of their respective Post. It is a time to honor their memory and recognize their contribution to the Freedom of America.
This year, Post 354 honored, Earnest F Barham, Army National Guard 20 yrs, and James W McLees, US Navy 20 yrs.
Richmond Bluegrass Jam holds fundraiser for Fisher House
The Jam raises money for the Richmond Fisher House,
a home for military families to stay while their veterans and soldiers are in the VA medical center.
Boys To Men Mentoring Group 10th Anniversary Celebration at Post 354
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Post 354 Spring Cleanup 2022
Special thanks to Col. Anthony Atlas and the Manchester High School JROTC team for helping to spruce up Post 354 just on time for Spring!
Thanks also goes to those Post 354 members who helped with the cleanup; John Robison, John Sharpe, Bobby Arnold, Dave Nelson, Jim Davis, Jim McConnell, John Blair,Paul Heinrich
This year's raffle drawing was held at Mission Barbecue's Midlothian location where hostess Cari drew the winning ticket number (00072) from the barrel. Congratulations to the lucky winner Colette Pagnotti and to Doug Seaman for selling the ticket. Special thanks to Mission Barbecue for hosting this event and to Paul Heinrich for stepping in to manage the drawing for Sam Rosenthal who unexpectedly couldn't be there. Proceeds from this raffle will help American Legion Post 354 expand its outreach programs to assist other veterans who can use a little help.
Post 354 Members Christmas Party
Perfect weather and more crabs than anyone could eat led to a sold out event!
4th of July Members Picnic
Our first 4th of July Members Picnic was a huge success thanks to the numerous volunteers who helped put it all together. Mother Nature helped as well because it was a stunningly beautiful day to have a picnic along the James River.
One hundred and twenty five people RSVP'd and judging by the crowd everyone of them attended, plus some.
There were hamburgers and hot dogs on the grills and all the dressings to go with them, as well as coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, plenty of beer and soft drinks and ice cream.
There was also live music by the Old Money band and games to play.
Green Top and Bass Pro Shop
Recognized as Sponsors of Post 354's 2021 Poppy Drive
Left to Right, Blaine Altasser, Hunter Brooks, Bobby Arnold, Jeff Hopkins, Lisa Harmon, Jimmy Hyman
Post 354 Commander, Bobby Arnold, presents Blaine Altassers with a Certificate of Recognition for Green Top's support of the American Legion.
Bass Pro Shop
Left to Right, Matt Watson, Bobby Arnold, John Gardner
Bass Pro Shop
Post 354 Commander, Bobby Arnold, presents Matt Watson with a Certificate of Recognition for Bass Pro Shop's support of the American Legion.
Post Everlasting Memorial Service
Commander Arnold and Chaplain Jarreau conduct Post Everlasting for departed Veteran Members of Post 354. We honor our deceased Veterans for their Patriotism, love of their country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Supporting Homeless Veterans
Liberation Veteran Services (LVS) offers homeless veterans the care, resources and stability needed to rebuild their lives. LVS believes two words that should never go together are "homeless" and "veteran." LVS is dedicated to providing a safe haven exclusively for veterans in crisis. Beyond offering transitional and rapid rehousing, LVS takes time to counsel each and every vet they serve, treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve. LVS believes this personalized approach to rehabilitation is the reason why the veterans LVS serves are able to successfully go on to lead productive, fulfilling lives in the community.
Post 354 is pleased to contribute toward helping other veterans.
Al Meyer (R), Post 354 member, presents Fletcher Johnson (L), Program Director, at Liberation Veteran Services in Richmond, Va. with a donation of $500 to help support the efforts of LVS. In the center is David Field, Adjutant, Post 354 in Midlothian, Virginia.
New Home for Mobility Scooter
American Legion Post 354 has found a new home for the mobility scooter donated to Post 354 by Pete & Gayle Morris of Chesterfield. Matthew Kozusko, who is 91 years old, and a long time member Post 354, was pleased to receive the mobilty scooter and hopes to use it to visit friends in his neighborhood.
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