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December 4, 2016
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American Legion Chattahoochee Post 251
2760 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096
770.623.4504

galegion251@gmail.com


Clubroom Hours
Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday 3:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Upcoming Events at Post 251


Christmas Trees Now On Sale
Available Seven Days A Week

Monday, December 5, 2016
Texas Hold 'Em - 7:00 PM
Queen of Hearts - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Pearl Harbor Day
House Committee - 7:00 PM
Executive Committee - 7:30

Friday, December 9, 2016
Dinner - 6:30 PM

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Turkey Shoot - 12:00 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Going Away Party for Jeremy and Audrey Hammonds - 4:00 PM



Canned Food Drive
We have two food drives this holiday season:  
1) Food baskets for holiday dinners
2) Non-perishable food collection for the needy
Please bring unexpired, non-perishable food to the clubroom!


Toys for Tots


We are an official Toys for Tots collection site. Please consider dropping off a new toy or a cash donation this season.  
A letter from our Post 251 Adjutant and Past Department Commander, Thom Mash

The American Legion - Department of Georgia                                          
3035 Mt. Zion Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281

               

Re: Job and Education Opportunities for Georgia Veterans                                        December 1, 2016

Georgia Veterans want you to support opportunities to improve the availability of good paying jobs and maintaining the affordability of college education for our kids. As you know, the HOPE Scholarship is in financial danger with education’s rising costs and a slowdown in state funding. You can help by protecting the HOPE Scholarship with increased funding from gaming revenue so that our families are not saddled with increasing student debt. Without adding more revenue into HOPE we can only expect its promise tuition coverage to get farther out of reach.

By contributing more revenue into the HOPE Scholarship we can save HOPE from financial danger and boost its program reach. Georgia Veterans need the HOPE Scholarship for our families; we need the jobs that high-quality casino gaming would bring. Let Georgians decide on casino gaming and increasing revenue to protect HOPE.

MGM Resorts International is interested in building one of their beautiful resorts here in Georgia.  MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences.

Georgia’s Economy would be boosted by $5 billion with a MGM destination resort located here.  The creation of jobs for up to 30,000 new, good-paying jobs with 63% of these being in non-gaming fields, such as accounting, marketing, human resources, retail, hospitality and more.  MGM would contribute $250 million for Hope Scholarships each year.

Georgia has a very high population of veterans with many more returning from deployment and being separated after proudly serving their country.  Veterans need to come home to good paying jobs and being able to afford college education for our families. MGM has a veteran-recruiting program called “BOOTS to BUSINESS” where they promote Leaders in the Field, Leaders in the Workplace.  This company would be a huge asset for our Georgia Veterans and additional gaming revenue would protect the HOPE Scholarship well into the future.

Georgia Veterans need you to support opportunities for good paying jobs. Georgia Veterans also need opportunities for our families. The HOPE Scholarship is in financial danger. We want the HOPE Scholarship to be there for our kids long into the future. You can do your part by supporting opportunities for jobs and our education.


In the Spirit of Caring for Our Veterans

Thom Mash, Past Commander

American Legion Department of Georgia                                                         

             3035 Mt. Zion Road Stockbridge, GA 30281                                678-289-8883          

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This Week in American History
December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor Bombed

At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.

Read More: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pearl-harbor-bombed


Mostly Clean, Terrible Jokes

1. I threw a boomerang a few years ago. I now live in constant fear.

2. You don’t need a parachute to go skydiving. You need a parachute to go skydiving twice

3. What do you call a cheap circumcision? A rip-off

4. My teacher accused me of plagiarism. His words, not mine.

5. What do you get when you cross the Atlantic with the Titanic? About half way.

6. A man in New York gets stabbed every 52 seconds. Poor bastard..

7. I, for one, like Roman numerals.

8. Why does a chicken coop have two doors? Because if it had four doors it would be a chicken sedan.

9. Working in a mirror factory is something I can totally see myself doing.

10. There is no “i” in denial

11. I broke my finger last week. On the other hand, I’m okay.

12. You’re not completely useless, you can always serve as a bad example.

13. What’s the difference between a well dressed man on a bike and a poorly dressed man on a unicycle? Attire.

14. You can never lose a homing pigeon – if your homing pigeon doesn’t come back, what you’ve lost is a pigeon.

15. How do you find Will Smith in the snow? Look for the fresh prints.

16. I didn’t believe my dad was a construction site thief until I got home. All the signs were there.

17. And The Lord said come forth and receive eternal life. But John came fifth and won a toaster.

18. I have a stepladder, because my real ladder left when I was a kid.

19. Why are deer nuts better than beer nuts? Beer nuts cost $1.50 but deer nuts are under a buck.

20. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Neither, the rooster did

 
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