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Red Cross Blood Drive is Postponed

January 7, 2015 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Due to scheduling challenges, the Red Cross Blood Drive at Post 130 has been temporarily postponed.  Post 130 is looking forward to starting this recurring blood drive effort and we encourage you to pledge to donate.  You can sign up using the Blood Drive sign up sheet in the vestibule of Post 130 or send an e-mail expressing interest to info (at) post130.org.

Thank you for your support!

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Wreaths Across America

December 13, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, the organization Wreaths Across America brought thousands of Christmas wreaths to be laid at the tombstone markers of Christian service members who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  For more information about this organization, visit their website, http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/.

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Extortion 17 was the call sign for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter which crashed as the result of an insurgent attack in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2011.  The crash caused the death of 38 special operations servicemen.  This was the single largest loss of U.S.  service members in Afghanistan.

 

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Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, January 10, 2015

November 14, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

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Post 130 is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The blood drive will be held at Post 130, 400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046.

We need to assess the number of people who are interested in giving blood.  If you have served in the Armed Forces, you may be aware of critical the need for blood is.

If you would like to donate blood, please click here to express your interest.

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Results of the Teddy Bear 5K Run and 1K Run/Walk

October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center held their annual Teddy Bear 5K Run and 1K Run/Walk race.   The race was a great success with 200 runners and walkers which is nearly 100 more than last year.  The Children’s Center raised over $25,000 for their annual fund through sponsorships, runner/walker registrations, donations, sales, and silent auction.  The Children’s Center was grateful to have volunteers take part such as the Falls Church Police Department, George Mason and George Marshall High Schools, Chesterbrook Elementary School, and the American Legion Post 130.

Proceeds of the race help keep the Children’s Center a full-time, year-round education program at a rate that is affordable for the community’s low-income, working parents so they can continue to work to provide for their families.   While the parents are at work, the Children’s Center provides 73 children with two nutritious meals each day and guides them to build their skills to expected levels so they can be successful in school.   Research shows that children from low-income families who are at risk of failing in school can overcome the developmental delays that are due to their families’ low income if they are able to attend a high quality preschool like the Children’s Center.

For more information about the Center, click on Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center website.

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Let’s help World War II veterans of Wisconsin visit the Nation’s Capital.

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Please come out and support the “fun”-raising event for the Badger Honor Flight program which raises funds and brings World War II veterans in Wisconsin to Washington, DC and Arlington to visit the WWII memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.  This posting is also listed on Post 130’s events calendar.

Print a flyer here: BHF fun-raiser invite final 2014

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This Saturday, October 4: Horseshoe Tournament

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Come on out to Post 130 (400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church) on Saturday, October 4 for a horseshoe tournament!  Fun, food, and more!

Advanced registration is $10 (ends October 2) and regular registration is $15.

Check-in and registration starts at noon.  Tournament begins at 1 p.m.

For more information, call the Post at 703-533-1945 and ask for Bob Simpson.

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The American Legion Family at Post 130

September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

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The American Legion as a national organization and Post 130 in Falls Church are deeply tied into the community on many levels and in many ways.  Post 130 invites you to research the significance of each of these organizations.  From veterans care to fostering civic engagement, the Legion believes in a strong civil society and a healthy community.

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Falls Church mourns the loss of Major General Harold J. Greene

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

It is with great sadness that the American Legion Post 130 learned of the death of Major General Harold J. Greene.  MG Greene was the Deputy Commanding General for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and was killed by an apparent insider attack in Kabul on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  He was a resident of Falls Church, Virginia.

For more information, read the Washington Post article here.

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A great pig roast to celebrate the first day of summer!

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Post 130 wants to thank everyone for coming out and enjoying the great food at our Pig Roast 2014 on Saturday, June 21.  We had about 50 guests who enjoyed fresh roasted pig with all the fixings.  After the meal, guests also enjoyed axe throwing in preparation for the Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest set for Saturday, August 2.

We also want to thank Red, Hot, and Blue restaurant for generously donating several food items to the Pig Roast.  As always, their food is fantastic and it’s a delight to savor their work.  If you’re in the mood for great barbecue, please drop by the restaurant at 169 Hillwood Ave, Falls Church, Virginia.

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Update: Post Revitalization and Smoking

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

On June 11, 2014 at the Post 130 General Membership meeting, the attending members voted on the following motion:

“Starting July 1, 2014, no smoking is permitted in the Post 130 building with the exception of the pool room. Smoking is permitted in the pool room until one month after the patio is renovated at which time the patio will be the designated smoking area. The patio will be renovated to the following standard: 1) debris will be removed from the patio, 2) the floor will be power-washed, 3) overhead cover will be provided, 4) the cinder block border will be cleaned or repainted, 5) outdoor speakers will be installed, and 6) in the winter outdoor propane heaters will be provided.”

A roll call vote was taken and the motion passed with 11 “ayes” and 7 “nays.”

The officers of Post 130 thank the members for attending and providing their views on this matter.  To read the meeting minutes, click on the “members” page and open the document “Post 130 General Membership meeting minutes June 11 2014.”

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