Notes from the Adjutant’s office.
A BIG THANK YOU to those who have renewed for 2022.
Renewals stand at 830, about 61% of our 2022 goal.
I thought I would review the current demographics of the post membership. These figures are based on the current renewals shown on the National data base. They do not include those who are Nebraska Life members, as Department has yet to pay their national dues, which account for seventy-one members.
Continuous years: Three members have seventy plus years [ 77, 76, 72], three members will join this group next year (2023), with 69 years. Another thirty-seven have sixty plus continuous years with three members who will join the sixty plus in 2023. 114 have fifty plus years, with three with 59 years. 132 have forty plus years with ten with 49 years. The largest group is thirty plus years with 159, 16 with 39 years.
War eras: World War Two-Our Grand Generation is down to just twenty-two members with three of them with the 77, 76, 72 years of continuous years. Korean War era vets account for 169 members. Our largest group is our Vietnam veterans, with five hundred members.
Last item on 2022 renewals, those who have not been credited for paying their 2022, will be receiving a second dues notice during the second week of October.
Where is your DD214 or Discharge Papers? And does your family know where to find it?
Cannot over stress this, NOW is the time to be sure that your family knows your wishes. You can help your loved ones with your request for Military Honors by doing some simple things now. If you desire Military Honors during your memorial service, you need to talk with your family, so they know your wishes. Your DD214 or discharge papers, are the key piece in requesting Military Honors that are provided by DOD personal. You can find answers to many of your questions on the VA’s web site.
The VA’s site will help with requesting a VA grave head stone, how to request burial in a National Cemetery, etc. Feel free to call the office for assistance with this effort.
Thanks again for renewing with POST 3 and THE American Legion.