American Legion Post 111 had a busy holiday season conducting a toy drive and hosting Santa and Mrs. Claus. In November, the Post had their 2nd annual “Toys for Tots” campaign at the conclusion of their U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration. This year not only did Post 111 again receive tremendous support from their own groups at the Post but also, from the community as well.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 111 in Dallas, recently presented Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge with a $4,000.00 check to support the 2018 Cops for Kids Shopping Event to be held this Saturday, December 15th. The event, now in its 20th year.
American Legion Post 111 and members of the Paulding County Veterans Memorial Committee held a Veterans Day Service downtown Dallas on Sunday, November 11th at 11:00 AM. The 25th annual service was held in honor of all Veterans, living and deceased, especially those who died while serving our country, with a special remembrance for the eighty-two Paulding County Veterans who perished in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and in the Middle East.
It's going to be a busy weekend at American Legion Post 111! The Legion will be participating in the Atlanta Veteran’s Day Parade, host a Marine Corps Birthday celebration, kick off their annual “Toys for Tots” campaign, conduct a Veteran’s Day Service and finally, hold a Veteran’s Day Potluck luncheon.
The origin of the term “Gold Star” can be traced back to World War I where it became practice for families with those serving in the military to place a service flag in a visible window of their home. The flags, which hang vertically, have a white rectangular center surrounded by a thick red border.
Newly elected officers for the 2018-2019 Centennial year term were recently installed at American Legion Post 111 in Dallas. 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion. The Post would like to publicly thank all past officers and members of Post 111 for their loyal and dedicated service. Current members are encouraged to renew their dedication to the Post and become involved in our many activities.
The service began with a presentation of colors by members of the Paulding County Sheriff and Fire Department Honor Guards. This was followed by our National Anthem, sung beautifully by Ms. Tabitha Ketchum. The crowd gathered for the occasion then recited the Pledge of Allegiance in unison. American Legion Post 111 Commander, Mr. Bill Fleisch, introduced Mr. William McPherson, Chaplain of Post 111, who provided the invocation.
American Legion Riders of Post 111 organized a benefit ride for Operation Not Forgotten. The ride started out at Hooters in Hiram and ended at Post 111 of Scoggins Road. Benefit riders were greeted with BBQ, provided by the Happy Hog in Hiram, a raffle, silent auction, and a live band.
The children of Paulding County are cordially invited to visit with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 24th at the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by American Legion Post 111 on 2587 Scoggins Road in Dallas.
“The Full Circle Project,” a charitable arm of Waste Industries USA, Inc., recently donated $5,000.00 to the American Legion Post 111 in Dallas to assist with their “Raise the Roof” fund.
Walter S. Burger, a Junior from Paulding County High School in Dallas, GA, was named the winner of American Legion Post 111’s 2018 Constitutional Speech Contest on January 20th.
High school students residing in the Paulding County vicinity are cordially invited by Post 111 in Dallas to compete in the first round of the 81st American Legion Oratorical contest.
The children of Paulding County are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual “Cookies with Santa” this Saturday, December 16th between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at American Legion Post 111 on 2587 Scoggins Road in Dallas.
American Legion Post 111 and members of the Paulding County Veterans Memorial Committee held a Veterans Day Service downtown Dallas on Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 AM. The 24th annual service was held in honor of all Veterans living and deceased.