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There is no substitute for blood. Donors provide the only supply of life-saving blood for those in need. Donating is simple, fast, and convenient. The donation process can take as little as 45 minutes of your time but can make a lifelong difference for someone else. Did you know: Platelets are most often used to treat cancer. They are also given to patients who have open-heart surgery and organ transplants. In 3-days you will have the opportunity to impact your community. Please join us. A link to make an appointment is below, walk-ins are welcome. Thu, Feb 22 @ 12:30 PM American Legion Post 57-VFW Post 2667 • Blood 130 Veterans Club Road Newnan, GA 30263 Schedule a Blood, Platelet or Plasma Donation | American Red Cross ( redcrossblood.org ) Thank you for all your support and for spreading the word.
National POW/MIA Remembrance September 15, 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm Veterans Memorial Park 30 Temple Avenue, Newnan, Georgia They are referred to as POWs and MIAs. We call them comrades. They are unable to be with loved ones and families, so we join to pay our humble tribute to them, and bear witness to their continued absence.
  American Legion Post 57:    Addressing the Crisis: Veteran Suicide Prevention Takes Center Stage In recent years, a deeply concerning and pressing issue has taken hold of the veteran community – the alarming rates of suicide among veterans and servicemembers. The National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report has highlighted this crisis, revealing that veteran suicide has become the No. 1 issue facing this community. With statistics indicating that between 17 and 22 veterans or service members take their own lives each day, equating to over 6,000 lives lost annually, it's evident that urgent action is required. This issue demands immediate attention, particularly as the rate of suicide among veterans is more than 50% higher than that of their non-veteran counterparts. Be The One Suicide Awareness Training: A Beacon of Hope Recognizing the gravity of the situation, various organizations and communities are stepping up to confront the issue head-on. One such initiative is the Am
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  2023 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES Memorial Day is a day to honor our U.S. Military Personnel who have died while serving in the US Armed Forces while defending our country.   POPPY DRIVE VFW Members will be out at Walmart, Kroger at Thomas Crossroads, & Kroger at Lower Fayetteville on Friday-Monday, May 26-29 giving out Buddy Poppies.   Please wear these poppies proudly to remember the sacrifice our Fallen Soldiers made for our country. Donations always welcome.   FLAGS ON GRAVES Everyone is welcome to come out and help put flags on Veteran’s graves on Saturday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m. Everyone is asked to meet at the Coweta Veterans Club at 9:00 a.m. to receive maps of the Veteran graves, coffee, donuts & a group photo. The groups will then proceed to Oak Hill and Forest Lawn Cemeteries. Flags will be given out after arrival at the cemeteries. Bring your family out for this event. Bring a screwdriver to poke holes in ground for flags.   MEMOR
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  2023 Policeman of the Year Hosted by the American Legion Post 57 Georgia Stat Police : TFC Alberto (AJ) Jensen Newnan Police Department: Adam Griffith Coweta County Sheriff's Office: DS Nickota Wheat Gentlemen we Thank you for all you do to Serve and protect.
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FOUR CHAPLAINS DAY On February 3rd each year, Four Chaplains Day honors four military chaplains from World War II who sacrificed their lives for fellow service members. #FourChaplainsDay Chaplains in the military are an integral part of the service environment. They provide counseling, spiritual guidance, conduct services, and religious rites, among other responsibilities, and serve all over the globe. If there are military personnel stationed there, chaplains are too. During World War II, four chaplains who had attended Chaplain School together at Harvard boarded the Dorchester en route to the Army Command Base in southern Greenland. Aboard the ship were 904 service members.  The four chaplains were Reverend George L. Fox, a Methodist minister, Reverend Clark V. Poling of the Reformed Church of America, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, and Father John P. Washington of the Roman Catholic Church. Their voyage began on January 23, 1943. At the time, German U-Boats were patrolling the area, and