SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
With the COVID-19 pandemic, information is at a
The Lincoln Legionnaire is published 4 times a year and has
been the primary method of getting out news to you. With
the self-quarantine that most of us have been doing --- and
not having meetings --- we are in an information vacuum.
Lincoln Post #3 also publishes a monthly electronic newsletter
via email. We started sending it to 53 of 156 Sons members in the Squadron
for whom we have email addresses. If you would like to receive this electronic
newsletter monthly, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
add your name to the list.
It’s time to start a new membership year. Thanks to all who have renewed,
those that came back after an absence, and those new members who have joined
us. Remember that your membership allows you access to any American Legion
club in the world, and that’s a really big place. There are also many member
benefits available by going to the American Legion website at http://www.legion.
org/benefits. Some of those benefits include: computers/electronics, home
improvements, moving, real estate & mortgage services, vision care, mobile
phones, insurance, travel, prescription drug, medical, satellite TV, and auto club.
Using just one of these benefits will more than pay back the cost of your dues in
Also, as a member of the American Legion Family, you’re eligible for up to
$5,000.00 in NO COST TO YOU coverage. Your beneficiary will receive a
check for $5,000.00 if you suffer a fatal, covered accident while you are traveling
to or from or participating in any covered event conducted for American Legion
business --- or $1,000.00 for all other fatal covered accidents.
The Legionnaire Insurance Trust program is a free benefit to all members
of The American Legion, Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion.
Those wishing to sign-up for the free benefit should go to www.TheLIT.com/
LegionCare2. Scroll down and click on the “SIGN UP NOW” box. You then
enter your Zip Code, Date of Birth, Department, and select if you are signing
up as a Legionnaire, Sons, or Auxiliary. Click “CONTINUE” and fill out your
Membership ID Number, email address, name and address, and phone. Click
“CONTINUE”. Lastly, click “YES” to the three boxes agreeing to the terms and
click “FINISH”. It’s just that easy and takes all of three minutes to complete.
As for membership, the Squadron needs some help with members to attend the
SAL meetings. The normal attendance has been very low --- even when we do
meet. We can’t lower the number for a quorum any lower and still be able to do
We meet at 7:00 P.M. on the third Thursday of the month at the Lincoln Elks
Lodge 80 located in the Trade Center (5910 South 58th Street) when the Elks are
open --- but COVID-19 has made this difficult in the recent past. We try to have
the meeting over in an hour. Try to join us for the camaraderie
For God and Country,
Fred Craigie Commander, Squadron #3
THANK YOU, SQUADRON 3!
Lincoln Squadron 3 of the Sons of the American Legion has routinely
sponsored citizens to attend Cornhusker Boys State and Cornhusker Girls State.
Kelly Kohlhof, a Girls State citizen sponsored by Squadron 3 in June, sent this
note of appreciation. Kelli is a senior at Lincoln Lutheran High School.
Dear Mr. Craigie,
The past week at Girls State will probably impact the rest of my life. Now,
I know that if you talked to anyone who has done this in the past, they will all
say this --- but I now know why.
You meet so many amazing girls; and now, in this day and age, it’s so easy
to keep in touch even though you live hours apart. At Girls State, I tried really
hard to talk to new people, because if I don’t then, I don’t ever think that I
would come out of my bubble and talk to anyone else.
This past week has taught me that you might not have to talk to everyone or
make everyone like you, but you will only take something out if you put in the
effort. During the week, I got the chance to listen to several different speakers
--- and one of my favorites was Julie Slama, a young senator from Peru,
Nebraska. One point that she really stressed was to try. And. if you might not
win or might not get what you want, you put in the effort and you tried. I have
also learned about new job opportunities and pathways that I could pursue after
high school. I also got the opportunity to visit the state capitol many times and I
had the privilege of meeting with a Supreme Court Judge and got to work with
an old case that went through the Court of Appeals.
Throughout the entire week, my town, Washington, had the privilege of
working together and creating solutions for problems in our town. At the end
of the week, we were told the results of the exams that we took earlier in the
week, and I am excited to say that I tied for 3rd on the Government Exam. My
town also received the award of high point town, and our town name gets to be
engraved on a trophy.
I met so many amazing girls that I got the honor of getting to know them. I
just wanted to thank you again for this amazing opportunity. This past week
was certainly one that I will cherish for a long time. Thank you!
Kelly Kohlhofwhere they are.