FROM THE COMMANDER
AUGUST , 2017
The 4th of July celebration was a great success starting with the parade and ending with the fireworks. Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped.
Pat and Nancy McCarn are respectfully requesting the American Legion “Color Guard” and the Post Riders to be present at the unveiling of the Gold Star Mother’s Plaque on Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 2:00 PM. Also, Saturday, December 16, 2017 is our Wreaths Across America event. Riders will be staging at Horton Park, Cape Coral at approx. 8:30 am. The Legion riders are also welcome to be with the escort once again this year.
We have spent over $43,000.00 on Bld. Maintenance so far this year. Potential work being planned is Compressor and Evaporation unit for the Walk in Cooler, Beer, Pop, etc. Coolers in Bar when needed, Parking Lot needs re-sealed, New Bar Stools, Paint the Bar and Dining Room Walls, Paint Outside of the Bldg and Seal Roof over the patio. All this work would not be possible without the money in the Building Fund
Commander Tom Lewis
FROM THE SONS OF THE LEGION
Please attend our SAL Meetings on the4 th Wednesday of each month.
For God & Country, Roger Beathard Commander SAL
FROM THE AUXILLARY
FROM THE SERVICE OFFICER
VA announced a number of changes to make participation in teh Veterans Choice Program easier and more convenient for Veterans who need to use it. The move, which streamilines eligibility requirements, follows feedback fro Veterans along with organizations working on their behalf.
Under the udated eligibility requirements, a Veteran is eligible for the Veterans Choice Program if he or she is enrolled in teh VA Health Care System and meets at least one of the following criteria:
Told by his or her local VA medical facility that they will not be able to schedule an appointment for care within 30 days of teh date the veteran's physician determines he/she needs to be seen or within 30 days of the date the veteran wishes to be seen if there is no specific date from his or her physician, lives more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest VA medical facility with a full time primary care physician, needs to travel by air, boat or ferry to the VA medical facility closest to him/her home, faces an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to the closest VA based on geographic challenges, environmental factors, a medical condition, the nature or simplicity or frequency of the care needed and whether an attendant is needed. Staff at the Veteran's local VA medical facility will work with him or her to determine if a Veteran is elibible for any of these reasons or lives in a state or territory without a full service VA medical facility which includes Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire (Note: this excludes New Hampshire Veterans who live within a 20 miles of the White River Juntion VAMC) and teh United States Territories (excluding Puerto Rico, which has a full service VA medical facility.)
Veterans seeking to use the Veterans Choice Program or wanting to know more about it can call 866-606-8198 to confirm their elibibility and to schedule an appointment. For more details about the Veterans Choice Program and VA's progress can visit www.va.gov/opa/choiceact
For God and Country, Dennis McKinley, Service Officer