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5550 SW Hall Blvd (Stuhr Ctr), Beaverton, OR 97005

BEAVERTON POST 124

 

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"Veterans Strengthening America"
 
 
 
 
     
 
American Legion Mission Statement:
 
 
The American Legion strengthens our communities,
 
states and nation with programs and services for
 
our veterans, the military and their families.
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
America,you can do better than this!

       

(INDIANAPOLIS—July 13, 2020) –

National Commander of The American Legion James W. “Bill” Oxford issued the following statement today:

Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends,

WE ARE HERE TO ASSERT in the strongest terms possible that The American Legion stands for equal rights for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or any other characteristic. There is no qualifier to that statement.

It’s a belief The American Legion has held since our founding just after the end of World War I. At that time in 1919, African-American veterans were among our organization’s founders who adopted a mission statement – the Preamble to The American Legion Constitution – that rings as true today as it did more than a century ago.

At every official American Legion meeting, we pledge among other things “to maintain law and order,” as well as “safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy.”

We grieve for African-American citizens George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and far too many others. Their senseless deaths have brought the topic of race relations to the forefront of our hearts and minds.

Just as we believe in equal rights for all, we believe in law and order.

At this time, we have seen tensions rise. Rioters have taken advantage of peaceful protests to burn and loot buildings. White supremacists have targeted black Americans going about their daily lives. Angry citizens have recklessly hurled objects and insults at law enforcement officers.

It has to stop. America is better than this. We are better than this. Together, let’s find common ground to stand on so that every American can enjoy the freedoms we vowed to protect with our lives.

For God and Country

 
          
 
 
STAY SAFE & STAY HEALTHY
 
 
 Use extreme caution and adhere
 
to the best practices put forth by the health experts.
 
 Among the best resources
 
to follow is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
(cdc.gov
 
    
 
 
CANCELLATION LIST AS OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
 
 
All Post September Meetings - CANCELED
 
All Post October Meetings - CANCELED
 
Post Annual Veterans Day Event - CANCELED
 
 
Please check back for any additional information
 
 
    
 
 
     MEMBERSHIP     
 
Keep The American Legion Strong
 
 
With Your 2021 Membership Renewal.
 
 
PLEASE continue to serve!
 
NOTE: The 2021 Membership Renewal period
 
has begun with no increase in dues. 
 
 
    
 
To renew submit your $45 dues check with your statement
 
OR
 
renew on-line by clicking here.
 
2021 Membership Renewals
as of September 11, 2020 = 60 (Goal = 120)
 
 
 
Upcoming Meetings
 
** Next Meeting is uncertain **
 
Post General Membership Meeting
 
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ALL SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER MEETINGS
 
AND EVENTS CANCELED
 
(In Accordance with Oregon Executive Orders 20-07 & 20-14)
 
THPRD Elsie Stuhr Center (POST #124 Meeting Facility)
 
is closed until further notice.
 
There may be additional cancelations so please check back.
 
(posted 9/17/20)
 
 
 
          
 
 
Meeting location:
 
Elsie Stuhr Center
 
(DOGWOOD ROOM)
 
5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton OR 97005
Best to enter through the side parking lot entrance
 
 
Mailing Address:
 
Beaverton Post #124
 
P.O. Box 37
 
Beaverton, OR 97075
 
 
 
 
The Legion Act
 
On July 30, 2019 the President signed into law The Legion Act.
 
The Legion Act has simplified the eligibility requirements 
 
for membership into The American Legion.
 
 
NEW ELIGIBILITY 
 
Requirements are now any and all veterans who served 
 
at least one(1) day active military duty since December 7, 1941
 
and were honorably discharged or are still serving honorably.
 
 
 
The American Legion was founded on four pillars:
 
Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
 
National Security
 
Americanism
 
and
 
Children and Youth.
 
These pillars guide The American Legion's mission today.
 
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VETERANS
 
NEED HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
 
?? PSTD or TBI ??
 
VA EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICE
 
Suicide Prevention Hotline
 
800-273-8255, press 1
 
Texting service:  838255
 
Online chat service:  www.VeteransCrisisLine.net
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Beaverton Veterans Memorial Monument
8th and Watson Streets, Beaverton Oregon
 
 

 

Our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

 

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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Beaverton Oregon community.  Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

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RETIRE YOUR U.S. FLAGS WITH RESPECT

 POST #124 FLAG BOX
Retire your old worn U.S. Flags in a respectful manner. Deposit those Flags, which have served you well, in the red, white and blue American Legion Flag Box and Post #124 will see to it being properly retired.

 The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all veterans to contact their local Service Officer to discuss any and all benefits due you.

If you reside in Washington County...

http://www.oregon.gov/ODVA/VSODIRECT/pages/washington.aspx

If you reside in Multnomah County...

http://www.oregon.gov/ODVA/VSODIRECT/pages/multnomah.aspx

Click on the Oregon DVA tab on the left for more information and informative links.

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY VETERAN TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Free Veteran transportation provided by volunteers to those in need.

For more information call 503-528-1738

Need official American Legion materials or apparel? 

Visit American Legion Flag & Emblem Online

Click here.

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