Remember: get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Call your town clerk to find out your polling places and times.

There have been many sacrifices made both by military and law enforcement personnel to maintain these freedoms. Many have given their lives, and many still suffer the ravages of wounds, disease, and want. We in the American Legion urge all to “get out and vote”

American Education Week

In 1921, The American Legion and the National Education Association organized American Education Week to address illiteracy and to recognize teachers and students who performed above the Norm. Each year the American Legion recognizes the teachers of the year. Also recognizes students through, Boys/Girl State, High School Oratorical contest, school awards programs, and many others to include our scholarship programs. Post 20 members David Watson is researching the many scholarship programs being offered through the American Legion to present to the high school guidance counselors

Bike and Pedestrian Safety

Cmdr. Joe Donahue, Watson and I attended a recent meeting of the town’s bike and pedestrian committee. We found the meeting to be very informative and helpful. Brunswick Legion Post 20 offered to work with the committee and other town agencies to promote bike and pedestrian safety.

Tri – Care Update

Tricare premium changes taken effect on Jan. 1, 2018. Along with Tricare changes to regions and contractors for more information contact the Veterans Resource center at (207) 406-4103 and ask for Paul or Read Rich.

Toys for Tots

American Legion Post 20 is helping our local Marines collecting new unwrapped toys for Boys and Girls. We have filled one collection box and have a goal of filling four boxes, we need your help, to put a smile on a child’s face for Christmas. We will be at the Post from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Veterans Alert

There are Maine Veterans Memorial Cemeteries in Augusta, Caribou and Springvale. They offer beautiful, final resting place for honorably discharged veterans and their eligible dependents. The cemeteries have received consistently high scores by the National Cemetery Administration, thereby maintaining equivalent standards as those offered at Arlington and other National Cemeteries. To find out more about eligibility contact your local funeral director or call Maine State Veterans Cemetery (207) 287- 3481

Post 20 Membership

Post 20 Brunswick American Legion is well on its way to achieve another 100 percent year in membership. We still need 28 members to renew their membership for 2018. We have signed 21 new or transferred members for the coming year

Wednesday Coffee

Post 20 Wednesday morning coffee break has proven to be very successful to date. There are free coffee and doughnuts donated by Dunkin Donuts on Pleasant Street from 8-11 a.m. Last week we had 25 veterans attend. All veterans are welcome.

Youth Activities

High School Oratorical Program a constitutional speech contest: Cmdr. Donahue and Vice. Cmdr. Watson are meeting with the high school officials to explain the primary purpose of the contest is to instill in our students a better knowledge and appreciation of the United States Constitution and win an all expenses paid trip for themselves and a chaperon to National Headquarters in Indianapolis, with the potential to win scholarships up to $20,000.

Dirigo Boys State/Girls State Program

The Dirigo Boys State/Girls State educational programs provide Maine high school juniors with the opportunity to participate in a week-long course that supplements high school instruction about the United States government and its functions.

Coming Events

On Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., a Veterans Day ceremony will take place at P-3 park on Brunswick landing. On Nov. 10, a recognition program for veterans will be held at the Horizon Nursing and Rehabilitation home.

On Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., a Veterans Day ceremony will take place at P-3 park on Brunswick landing. On Nov. 10, a recognition program for veterans will be held at the Horizon Nursing and Rehabilitation home.

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