February 14, 2013
These groups meet regularly. Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post 156, American Legion - Third Thursday, 7 p.m. VFW Post 7472, 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City. Edward A. Hall, commander, Post 156, email@example.com or 410-340-7892; John Horan, post adjutant, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-696-2343; or email@example.com . Central Maryland User Group for Windows - Third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. East Columbia Branch library. 301-774-0331 or http://www.myCMUG.org . Columbia Knitting Group - Third Monday, 7 p.m. Panera Bread, 6345 Dobbin Road, Columbia.
December 11, 2012
Members of the American Legion Towson Post 22 this week honored four local first responders for their service to the county at the post's annual First Responder of the Year Awards. The honors, given at the annual Commander's Christmas Party at the Towson post on Sunday, Dec. 9, highlighted the efforts of first responders whose efforts have made the Towson area a safer place in 2012. Officer Juan Amador of the Towson Precinct was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for his help in apprehending a man wanted in a shooting in Towson.
October 17, 2012
The Parkton American Legion Auxiliary is offering a free turkey dinner to all veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Doors open at 4 p.m. A donation of $5 is requested for veterans' guests. This is the second year the free veterans dinner has been offered. Last year, the auxiliary served 142 people. The Parkton American Legion's Auxiliary unit has 192 members. The Parkton American Legion's membership is at 309 members and the Sons of the American Legion has 152 members. The legion is located at 19520 York Road, Parkton.
July 10, 2012
The American Legion Riders from Towson Post 22 hosted its second annual fundraiser on July 8, hitting the road to benefit America's VetDogs, an organization that trains and supplies service dogs to disabled veterans at no cost. "We did very well," said event chairman Doug Hopkins, a resident of Nottingham who grew up in Towson. "We raised over $3,500, which was really good," Hopkins said. "We had a little over 50 bikes," he said, "but it wasn't the turnout I expected, because of the heat and possibility of rain.
June 27, 2012
The American Legion Columbia Post 300 Patriots captured the 22nd annual Hillbilly Hardball Classic duringFather's Day weekend (June 14-17) in Elkins, WV. The Patriots went 7-0-1 in the tournament, playing eight games in four days with eight different starting pitchers, including Ben Goldsmith's 10-strikeout, one-hit shutout of then-undefeated host Elkins Post 29, the runner-up in the West Virginia state tournament each of the last two years....
June 14, 2012
Members of American Legion Post 60 will dispose of unserviceable flags in a Flag Day ceremony Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Post, 2 Main St. The ceremony is sponsored by the Post 60 color guard. Local Boy and Girl Scouts will help with the flag disposals with supervision by members of the Laurel Fire Department. For information, call 301-725-2302.