The 100th birthday of the American Legion is coming up in 2019. The National Department has asked all Posts to get as much history information on each Post. If you have any photographs, documents, or something we can place in the scrape book we are starting, call Alex Smith, at 731-439-2880. He has volunteered to make up the scrape book to submit to the American Legion Department of Tennessee. If you have any questions, call him.
We are going to have a “field of flags day” for Memorial Day this year. We will be placing American Flags in honor of all veterans now serving, those have severed and those who gave the supreme sacrifice in all wars to protect our freedom. They will be displayed around the welcome sign/gazebo at the intersection of hwy 45/64 beginning May25, 2017 through May 31, 2017. It is sponsored by the woman’s Auxiliary Unit 162 & the McNairy County Exchange club. The cost of the flags is $25.00. You may pick them up beginning May1st at the Selmer Community Center.
March 13th @ 1900 is the County Commission Meeting at the Annex. Hopefully this will be our opportunity to plead for the old National Guard Building. The leadership of the Post is calling for all members who can attend this meeting to show support to get this building. Please wear your Legion Cap as it is the official uniform of the American Legion.
March 25th The Army Field Jazz Band spring tour is coming to savannah. The Jazz Ambassadors will be performing at the Hardin county High Scholl Auditorium. It is a free concert but you will need a ticket. For information call 731-925-8181.
April 21st there will be a Bench Dedication at the Savannah Veteran’s Park at 1300hrs. The Honor Guard will be performing at this event.