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DISCLAIMER:  The information presented here does not imply endorsement by the American Legion or American Legion Post 233, and is provided for INFORMATION ONLY.

LEGION ACT – New membership criteria for Veterans!

Click here to go to the Join Us page to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

ELK GROVE FILLED WITH BLUE RIBBONS AS TOWN PREPARES FOR TARA O’SULLIVAN’S FUNERAL PROCESSION

By Jaimie Ding

SACRAMENTO BEE: JUNE 26, 2019 05:17 PM, UPDATED JUNE 26, 2019 07:21 PM

Larry Sahota, a Commander in the American Legion, said that the U.S. flag code does not allow other flags to be be flown by themselves and had to be under the American flag if flown together.

Sahota decided to organize a group of people to try to fly “thin blue line” flags beneath all 50 of the American flags that he counted between Highway 99 and Herberger funeral home.

“It’s all about (O’Sullivan),” Sahota said. “It’s about her and respecting her.”

A THANK YOU EMAIL FROM ELK GROVE CHIEF OF POLICE

Thank you, Larry. Your willingness to step up and assist with the flags was much appreciated. Thanks for your support and for always being there for our community.

Bryan Noblett
Chief of Police Elk Grove CA

LEGIONNAIRE OF THE YEAR!

Check out this news clip with our LEGIONAIRE OF THE YEAR representing our post.  Congratulations Robert on your service to our veterans and our Post.  You are a great spokesperson for Post 233.

CLICK HERE

Robert Bullock, Commander, American Legion
Post 233 – Honor Guard is our choice for this
year’s honor.  Take a moment to congratulate
one of the most hard working members of our
post.  Thanks for your good works!!

ONLINE RENEWAL:  It’s EASY to renew online click here

BY MAIL:  You will receive a letter in the mail about renewing your membership just send your payment by USPS.

IN PERSON: Come to the monthly Post 233 General meeting with your payment.

Extend your membership now to ensure you can continue to make a difference for fellow veterans!

Our National Commander is right — Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs depend on The American Legion. That’s because:

  • We are the voice of the veteran.
  • We are the conscience of a nation that honors military service and patriotic values.
  • Without us, government would not know how to effectively fulfill its mission to support and honor our nation’s veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and families and communities across this land.

That is why it’s important for you to renew your membership for our Post now.

SAVE A LIFE!  AMERICAN LEGION POST 233 BLOOD DRIVE

As a participant in The American Legion Blood Donor Program, Post 233 has an ongoing Center Drive set up through BloodSource. Post 233 and American Legion Family members,families, and friends who are able to give blood are encouraged to participate throughout the year.

Donating blood is safe, easy, and takes about an hour. Further information
regarding donor eligibility requirements, BloodSource Donor Center locations, and scheduling appointments is found at www.bloodsource.org.

We will work together to give back to the community in a truly life changing way. Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country.

Please consider making a donation TODAY. The local Donor Center is located at 9267 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove; however, blood donations towards Post 233’s Center Drive may be given at any BloodSource Donor Center. Prior to your donation, it is important to inform BloodSource personnel to credit the blood donation towards the American Legion Post 233 (Elk Grove): Group No. 0352.

With your help, we can have a lifesaving impact in our community.

If you have questions, please contact D’Ann Moseley, Chair Blood Drive Committee.

SACRED TRUST: NATIONAL CEMETERY

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd
Dixon, CA 95620-9735
Main Number:
707-693-2460
Website
Directions


Burial in a VA national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces and Veterans who have met minimum active duty service requirements, as applicable, and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.  Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty under certain circumstances are also eligible for burial, as are service members who were eligible for retired pay at the time of their death.

A veteran’s spouse, widow or widower, minor children, and, under certain
conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities, may also be eligible for burial.

Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran.

View the videos on the website below for some basic information on your burial benefits at a National Cemetery.  

National Cemetery Administration

POST 233 REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE. If you need HELP for a special
project we are now requiring that all requests for assistance whether it is funds or other resources for folks to fill out the form located on the
Members Page tab of this site.  This allows us to track all the GOOD WORKS that Post 233 does throughout the year. Our post has to report annually on all the activities that we do so that we know that we are meeting our mission to help others in our post and throughout the community.  Please take time to fill this out prior to making your requests.  From this point on we will no longer accept verbal requests, this form must be filled out and submitted to the Post Commander or Adjutant so that the Executive Committee and review and vote on the matter or if needed the whole post membership.

Thank you for your cooperation!

VETERANS & SENIOR DISCOUNTS

Check out this page Senior Discounts for information regarding Senior & Veteran’s discounts.  Click here for discounts for Veterans on the Living in Elk Grove website.

GET YOUR POST T-SHIRT

THESE T-SHIRTS ARE GREAT FOR VETERANS EVENTS AND SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR POST

Ladies L500 NAVY or Mens K500 NAVY (no pocket) includes logo on left chest (see photo).  For names add $10.00.

The Prices are:

Mens K500P NAVY (no pocket)
•X-Small – XL $26.00
XXL – $28.50
XXXL – $31.99
4X – $33.50
5X – $36.99
6X – $38.50

Mens K500P NAVY (with pocket)
X-Small – XL = $29.00
XXL – $30.99
XXXL – $33.99
4X – $35.00
5X – $38.99
6X – $40.99

Mens K500LS long sleeve NAVY (with pocket)
Tall sizes:
1 XLT – $30.99
2 XLT – $32.99
3 XLT – $36.99

Mens K500LS long sleeve NAVY (no pocket) $33.00

Mens K500LSP long sleeve (with pocket) $34.99

The  Embroidered American Legion logo baseball Hats are $20

Please e-mail Larry Sahota with your order larrysahota@citlink.net

YOUR POST MATTERS.  This is our Post 233 electronic weekly newsletter.  It gives information and events that are currently of interest to veterans and family members.  If you are not listing.  If you know of members that would like a copy (mailed) please let us know.  We want to be more connected than ever this year and hope everyone will reach out to at least one veteran that is not a part of our POST 233 family and invite them to come to a meeting or event.  WE want to grow our community.  Whether they are members or not they are veterans and they are our family.  PLEASE take the TIME to reach out to our veterans.  

WE ARE FAMILY and we must make the TIME. If you would like to be on the weekly e-mail ‘blast’ please contact our Social Media Officer!