CoronaVirus (aka Covid-19)

This page is to inform you, the visitor, information and updates on the Covid-19 and the American Legion Family. Please check back often for updates  that pertain to the American Legion Family. Said information will come from one of these resources: the Post Commander, Department of the American Legion Family or National American Legion Family. Be Safe, stay well, stay home.

Dear American Legion Family,

Many times I have mentioned the importance of conducting Buddy Checks throughout this crisis. It is especially vital that we check on senior citizens. Legion College graduate Jennifer Gedney Havlick (Class of 2018) has brought it to a new level. A member of Post 109 in Twin Harbors, Minn., she has formulated a plan  called Enhanced Buddy Checks. (click here)

It includes organizing response teams with captains, daily morale calls, and shopping for those who are self-quarantined. Even tasks such as bringing trash cans to the curb are not overlooked. Performing these tasks for others can save lives to those who may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19.

In its early stages, Buddy Checks were seen as a way to improve communication. During this national emergency, it is more important than ever before.

Bill Oxford
National Commander

Covid-19 links and resources

American Legion and the State of Colorado

Legion Information: 

Legion.org

https://legion.org/news/248577/national-commander-coronavirus-updates

Colorado & Denver Links:  https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en.html

Buddy Check: Coronavirus Pandemic Assistance

COVID-19 Media Fact Sheet.

Veterans’ GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic


American Legion Family members continue to assist others during difficult time

Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities - Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Running Essential Errands

 

VA national cemeteries resume committal and memorial services halted by the COVID-19 pandemic U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries will resume committal services starting June 9 in all but two VA national cemeteries.  (6/5/20)-

 

 

 

Updates From National

13 October 2020

Dear American Legion Family,

On Oct. 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the procurement of what would eventually become the United States Navy.

The American Legion wishes a happy 245th birthday to this great American fighting force. A special thank you to the 300,000 active-duty sailors and 100,000 Navy reservists who protect us today. Bravo Zulu to all of these outstanding men and women!

Bill Oxford

National Commander

 

12 October 2020

Dear American Legion Family,

The COVID-19 emergency has caused unprecedented economic harm. Many veterans have struggled to pay their mortgages during this period of uncertainty. In response to the crisis, the Department of Veterans Affairs has waived some regulations to its mortgage loan program to make it easier for veterans to obtain deferments. You can learn more about VA’s deferment options here.

Bill Oxford

National Commander

9 October 2020

Dear American Legion Family,

Although the Covid-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of our national convention this year, it does not lessen our appreciation for our national award winners. Usually presented at the convention, the William F. Lenker National Service Trophy is named after the longtime chairman of the national Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission. It is awarded to the department that best supports and implements programs that benefit veterans, their families and their survivors.

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 winner, the Department of Colorado.

Bill Oxford

National Commander

 

 


FYI's........

White Paper on the SBA CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE SUMMARY

(as it pertains to small business and nonprofits)
https://covid19relief.sba.gov/

Read here

 

Be Safe

While most of us are still under the Stay AT Home Orders for several cities and counties through out the State of Colorado. Do your part to stay safe, stay home. If you must go out, please wear a mask.

Do your part and check on your neighbors, friends and fellow Veterans. Even if it is just a phone call.

We Shall Keep The Faith