Post 66 & VA Clinic Coffee
(Pictured are: Dan Dale, Post 66 Commander, David Glidden, Post 66 2nd. Vice Commander, Mike Knight, Post 66 member & owner of Coastal Peeks Coffee and Larry Foster, VA Voluntary Service Specialist. Don Marriott, Legion Riders Chapter 66 President not pictured.)
Post 66, Legion Riders Chapter 66 and Post 66 Member, Mike Knight, owner of Coastal Peaks Coffee have join together to ensure the Donaldson Mark-VA San Luis Obispo Clinic will have coffee for their veterans waiting to be treated. This is one small example of how Post 66 serves the veterans of our community. In this example we help serve our veterans coffee, which may seem like a small service. If you have ever sat in a medical clinic (VA or community) and waited a long time to be seen by your health care provider, having a good cup of coffee while you wait is very much appreciated. It just is. In the picture, Larry Foster, VA Voluntary Service Specialist presented a plaque of appreciation to Post 66, Chapter 66 and Coastal Peaks Coffer for their generosity is supporting the veterans being served at the VA San Luis Obispo Clinic. The plaque will sit on the table to remind our veterans who is providing their coffee.
Through a Post 66 member who visits the Santa Maria VA Clinic, we found out the Santa Maria VA Clinic has been providing coffee, creamer and sugar for the SLO clinic from the excess donations they receive in Santa Maria. Some times the supply of coffee from Santa Maria is not enough. Since government facilities, like VA clinics are not allowed to solicit donations, we decided to give the clinic a hand. Once Post 66 Commander,r Dan Dale and Legion Rider's President, Don Marriott found out the VA Clinic need help with coffee, they both soon had commitments from their membership to support the cost of providing coffee supplies. When Commander Dale approached Mike Knight, owner of Coastal Peeks Coffee, he too joined in to help support the post in providing coffee for the veterans at the SLO VA Clinic.
This is a good example of The American Legion, Post 66 using "Mutual Helpfulness" to provide support for our local veterans.
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BY BONHIA LEE
• After 96 years in San Francisco, the American Legion will move its state office to a former bank building in Sanger.
• Nearly a dozen jobs will move from the Bay Area to Sanger. There is a potential for new jobs to be created in the future.
• The legion has about 88,000 members statewide.
Read the full story here: Fresno Bee
A grand opening of the new American Legion Sanger location is being planned for July 7, 2015
Honor Flight Central Coast
Honor Flight Network is an organization created solely to honor America's veterans for their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans - World War II survivors along with those other veterans who may be suffering from a terminal illness.
Of all the wars in recent history, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation - and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans' Affairs an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
The inaugural Honor Flight Tour took place in May of 2005 with six small planes taking 12 WWII veterans from Springfield, Ohio on a visit to the memorial in Washington D.C. In August of 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list caused a transition to commercial airline carriers with the goal of accommodating as many veterans as possible. Partnering with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the "Honor Flight Network" was formed. Today we continue working aggressively to expand our program to other cities across the nation.
Recently, the national Honor Flight Network approved a regional hub to serve veterans of the Central Coast of California.