Rain did not cease over 110 of us from attending our particular breakfast final Sunday. Sixteen children acquired a “again to highschool” package deal that hopefully will remind them of what a fantastic nation we stay in and fill them with satisfaction to be an American, one thing all of us should be reminded of throughout this tough time. My hope is that all who acquired the American Flag pin will proudly put on it after they return to highschool. In case you have a faculty age one who wasn’t capable of attend the breakfast however want to obtain the package deal, a restricted provide is out there. Name the Corridor at 633-4487 and go away your contract info and we are going to prepare to have it accessible to be picked up.
On Aug. 18, President Biden signed into Legislation “The PAWS ACT,” or ‘Puppies Aiding Wounded Service members for Veterans Remedy Act.’ This legislation authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to create a pilot program on canine coaching remedy that can present dog-training expertise and repair canine to veterans with psychological diseases. The $10 million, five-year pilot program will take impact on Jan. 1, 2022. How this program will likely be carried out in Maine, since it’s a “pilot program,” is just not identified right now. Additional info will observe when identified.
Do not forget that our annual Rewards Dinner is Nov. 6. This household affair will honor Legion members and members of the neighborhood which have gone the additional mile for the neighborhood, veterans, or in assist of nationwide safety (the principals of the American Legion). In case you have a candidate who needs to be honored this yr, contact the Corridor at 633-4487 or David Patch ([email protected]).
Honor Flight Maine is flying once more this yr with the flights at the moment scheduled Sept. 17-19 and Oct. 29-31. In case you have signed up for Honor Flight, these on the September flight are within the technique of being notified. These on the October flight will not be notified till later in September. Because of the on going COVID-19 restrictions, there will likely be completely different necessities for these on the flight, both as a veteran or guardian, and people restrictions will likely be offered in the course of the notification course of. There can even be restrictions for the “Homecoming” on Sunday when the veterans return to the Jetport. As soon as identified, I’ll present that info in a future article. Keep in mind, the mission of Honor Flight is to get all veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials. For the reason that precedence is the older veterans first, after which within the order the functions are acquired, all veterans ought to join now. Finally your time will come. If you’re unable to go on line to enroll, name the Legion at 633-4487 and make an appointment on the Legion.
The subsequent Legion assembly is Sept. 13. Sizzling canine/hamburgers, pulled pork (and different scrumptious treats) at 5:30 p.m. and the assembly begins at 6. We will likely be honoring our fallen comrade, Gary Laweryson, at this assembly.