Fred Hancock Post 19, Renton, WA
Fred Hancock Post 19, Renton, WA

Post and Auxiliary Meetings

Next meeting of Post 19  –  March 9, 2021 at 7:00PM
Our meetings are in person and on Zoom. 

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January/February

Calendar

We do a flag disposal ceremony every Flag Day June 14th. You can bring the flags any time to our Post Hall, 3224 NE 12th Street in the Renton Highlands, just below the water tower. If no one is there you can just leave them in a bag by the door.

The Hitching Rail Wellness Center is located in Renton. They have put up a banner to show their appreciation for the donation we gave them. Select the picture to enlarge.

 

The Hitching rail ranch  is a place for Veterans, First responders, and their families can come to heal and connect.Therapeutic riding has many benefits to the mind and body. Horses like other service animals provide comfort and support and are non judgmental.

 

We meet the third Thursday of every month except December

Next Scheduled Meeting – February 18

10:00am to Noon

This is an invormal time to meet and have fellowship with 

your fellow Legion members. Coffee and snacks.

 

The American Legion Auxiliary's Girls State is a weeklong experiential summer leadership and citizenship program for high school juniors which focuses on exploring the mechanics of American government at the local, state and national level.
There is a program for boys and girls sponsored by The American Legion (TAL) and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) respectively. 

To learn more click the Girls State logo. 

Post 19 Honor Guard Recognized for Their Service – 2020


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Donation Given

King County gave Post 19 a $2,500 grant to be used to support veterans programs. On Saturday, December 19, we donated the money to The Hitching Rail Wellness Center & Retreat in Renton. Their purpose is "A place where Veterans, First Responders, and families can come to heal physically and mentally. Therapeutic riding has many benefits to the mind and body. Horses, like many service animals, provide comfort and support and are not judgmental to whatever disability a person is suffering from."

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$2,500 Grant Given to Post 19

On Thursday, November 5, 2020 the King County Council District 9 gave a grant of $2,500 to Fred Hancock Post 19 meant to support veterans programs. Council Member Regan Dunn made the presentation.

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Post 19 Honor Guard 

Our Honor Guard serves at Tahoma National Cemetery each month. We conduct interment services. We are looking for more volunteers. Are you interested and would like more information with no obligation? Contact John King:  ‭(425) 432-0631‬

Commander Reese remembering

Past Commander Bruce Welder

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Past Commanders/Past Presidents Luncheon – Postponed

 

Law and Order Night – Postponed

COMMANDER’S CORNER

Good day Legionnaires...Wow we are almost half way through our year. I hope everyone had a Good Christmas, with lots of memories. I sure did. I have a plea for anyone that can participate on our Tahoma National Cemetery Honor Guard please contact me and I will refer you to John King. We have the bare minimum and if someone is unable to show there is no one to fill in. Membership is now at 74% renewed. Two gift cards of $40.00, have been issued to the winners of the early bird membership contest. The other two winners donated theirs. I bought 4 $20 gift cards to Subway and took them to the VA housing apartments across the street from Renton HS) to be raffled off to 4 single veterans. The Veterans Day parade in Auburn was cancelled, hopefully next year. The calendar is still, month to month. The general rule is we have 2 social events each month Café Vets the 3rd Thursday of every month, except December. I have decided to start a modified Café Vets, 1000 – 1200, I will provide coffee and great conversation.

You provide your own snacks for yourself. You don’t have to come to the Post meetings to participate in the social events. If you have any ideas what we can do socially please contact me. We now have a hall usage policy in place, if you need space for no greater than 80 people, consider the Post Hall. All donations are going to our Children’s Fund. “National Vietnam War Veterans Day: Of special significance, President Donald Trump signed into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing a National Vietnam War Veterans Day that will be celebrated every March 29, in perpetuity.” If able to this year we will try to do an event to honor our Vietnam Veterans if you were on active duty any time any place during 1 Nov 1955 to 15 May 1975, you are a Vietnam Vet. 

 

Happy 2021, it has to be better than 2020!

FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.....

Patty Hurst Reese - Commander

ADJUTANT’S DESK  

 

Renewal notices are out now. Please don’t tarry in renewing this coming year. It’s easiest to do it on-line. Go to legion.org and follow the RENEWAL prompts. If you’re an “early bird”, you might win a prize! (See COMMANDER’S CORNER)

 

James Wilhoit

Adjutant

SCOUTING NEWS
Our Post sponsors four scouting units: Boy Scout Troop 498 (40 youths), Cub Scout Pack 468 (30 youths), and Venture Crew 498 (10 youths). The Venture group just started in 2017 and is made up of both boys and girls, and they meet at the Post on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. If you’d like to get involved with the Scouts, contact Scouting Chair Tom Mechler, 425-255-0922, Tmechler2@gmail.com 

Boy Scouts sexual abuse claims information.

FOR INVALID VETERANS
The Post has Medical Support Equipment includ- ing Wheel Chairs, Walkers, Crutches and Shower Chairs. Any member can borrow any of these. items at no cost just by contacting the Chaplain or the Adjutant and showing their Membership card at the time of pick up.

HONOR GUARD
We still need a couple more legionnaires to volunteer for the Honor Guard at the National Cemetery. We go there on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesdays of each month. The Post supplies some clothing. Call John King at 425-432-0631 for more information.