Greg & Bethany Patterson were thanked by the Ravenna American Legion Post 297 with a fruit basket for their donation of leather identification tags for each of the Legion honor guard new M-1 Garand rifles. Local businesses donated $150 each for new stocks for the rifles. Sons of the Legion squadron and the Legion Auxiliary donated money for new slings. Greg & Bethany’s business, Green Roof Gallery, donated leather name tags for the slings that included names of the donors. Pictured from left: Post 297 Senior Vice Commander Sam Grill, Greg and Bethany, and Post 297 Junior Vice Commander Dave Ruble.
The Ravenna Michigan American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces for many decades. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. We want to especially welcome and invite veterans and their families that have served in recent years. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below. To see if you are eligible to join the post, please go to our membership info page. If you want to join the auxiliary or SAL, please go to those pages here on the website for more information. You may contact the adjutant or secretary for them as well.
MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILTY in the American Legion is based on honorable service with the U. S. Armed Forces between:
(April 6, 1917 -November 11, 1918) World War I
(December 7, 1941 - To Be Determined) All other war eras to include the Cold War.
U.S. & Military Flags for Sale. Made in the USA. Now is a great time to purchase and display a NEW, made in the USA, American flag. Prices are: 3’x 5” $30, 4’x 6’ $40, 5’x 8’ $55, 6’ x 10’ $80, 12” x 18” $1.25,
POW/MIA $40, State of Michigan $25, Blue Star for window $10, Service Branch flags $25-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Space Force. All are 3’ x 5’.
** Post April 2021 Newsletter added to the Newsletter page.**
**SAL April 2021 newsletter added to the Newsletter and SAL page.**
**Information on the upcoming 12 Week Virtual REBOOT Combat Recovery course has been placed on the Special Events Page.**
**An Important message from the Battle Creek VAMC
about the COVID-19 Vaccine**
"We have been notified by Veterans reporting that they have received phone calls asking for their interest in the COVID 19 vaccine, but the caller also asked for personally identifiable information such as their date of birth and social security numbers.
Please know these phone calls are a SCAM and it’s not the VA calling Veterans asking for information. Please do not give out your personal information over the phone if you can not confirm who is calling or if you are unsure.
The only national communication going out to Veterans about the COVID-19 Vaccine is via email, encouraging Veterans to sign up to stay informed via the VA COVID-19 website linked here: www.va.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
The Battle Creek VA Medical Center began distribution of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine last week. Veterans in the CLC, inpatient, and residential units are first to get the vaccine along with staff according to the CDc guidelines. When additional quantities of the vaccine become available, we will begin notifying outpatient Veterans based on priorities set by the CDC. you do not need to call or come in at this time. If you want to stay informed, you can register at the VA COVID-19 website linked here: www.va.gov/covid-19-vaccine/ otherwise, you can wait to be contacted by a member of our staff when you are eligible to receive the vaccine or if general vaccination clinics begin."
Is being conducted by the Muskegon County Health Department at the Ravenna American Legion Hall.
Saturday April 10, 10am -2 pm and Saturday May 8, 10am-2 pm.
Ravenna American Legion Hall, 3590 Conklin Street, Ravenna
*Must be 18 years old
*Need photo ID
*Must not have had other vaccines in the previous 14 days
*Please no one under quarantine or isolation
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Pierson-Adjutant