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Welcome to Post 440, located in Newtown at 41 Linden Ave. Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM in our hall. We encourage veterans to join us and see what we are all about. Want to join? You can sign up at the meeting!! We are an active post and welcome those who want to be a part of an organization with pride. Visitors from other posts are always welcome.

Today is Friday, July 28, 2017.
The website was last updated on Friday, July 14, 2017.
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Honor Flight Photos
District 9 Newsletter
NEW ! July 2017
History Obituaries
Letter from the Commander Post Bulletin
Taps: In Memoriam 20/20 Fundraiser
FINAL WINNERS!
6/9/17
Get your DD-214 Legion Baseball
2017 FINAL
STANDINGS.

 

PA Veterans
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IMPORTANT!
Get your email on the Mailing List

Here is where you can get your military service records including your medical records.

Here is where you can get started, apply for benefits
or manage your VA Benefits


CHECK OUT OUR NEW
PHOTO ALBUM
IN THE "CLOUD".
CLICK HERE

Yep! It's that time of year, again. Pay your dues! Don't forget - $35. If you have ANY questions or issues or doubts, PLEASE contact me.

EMAIL /215.631.2895

- Jim Gieseke -
And don't forget to ignore all those reminders that you get in the mail!
Get Your Veteran's
Discount Card!

Web Site and Events & Info Page were last updated on
Friday, July 14, 2017.

~ IMPORTANT ISSUES FOR VETS ~
Many new events and lots of useful information. You can apply for medals, find out what's happening with your branch of service as well as valuable Veterans contact info,
info on GI bill, Vet Affairs, trips, contests, and other issues of importance to Veterans.

!! ~~ Check it out ~~  !!

Tour of Honor to
Washington D.C.
(WWII)
Don't forget to notify our Service Officer if you know
of any post member who is sick, ill or otherwise indisposed.

Click Here if you want to opt out of the paper version of the Post Bulletin and go paperless.

Read it on the Website and help keep us green! Saves the post postage & printing costs, too.

NEW VIDEOS POSTED ON 3/27/2015.
Take a look at our video section and you can submit links to online videos by clicking here.

Morell Smith Post 440 Bulletin
July 2017

July 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY

1776
July 11 JOINT EXECUTIVE BOARD/VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETING     7:30 PM
July 18 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 7:30 PM
July 27 UNATTENDED BURIALS AT THE WASHINGTON CROSSING NATIONAL CEMETERY. (Meet at Legion 1:30 PM) 2:00 PM

Letter from the Commander

 

By now everyone should have received their 20-20 tickets for our next 20-20. Remember that this is an important fund raiser for YOUR Post. Should you need any extra tickets, please see Jerry DeYoung at the General Membership Meeting. You can’t win without a ticket.

Sgt. At Arms Larry Kerwood is looking for some young knees. The rifle squad had taken a beating recently with its members having knee issues. While most can participate in funeral honors when required, many are having difficulties marching. Please see Larry after the General Membership Meeting if you are interested. We should have a uniform in your size. This is not an activity which requires a lot of time… just Memorial Day and the Newtown Christmas Parades. Funeral honors do not consume a lot of time when required.

The Vietnam Traveling memorial Wall will be at the Penndel Memorial Ball Field at PFC John Dalola Avenue, Penndel, PA July 14th to the 16th. They will need volunteers to help out with the events connected to this visit. Please contact the Commander if you wish to volunteer.

Start making plans for our Elvis Show on December 2nd. Tickets will move fast.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day with your family and friends. Remember where that freedom comes from. Freedom is not free!!!

Ed Hackett
Commander
267-795-7381
edhackettsr@gmail.com


It’s your flag. Honor it, defend it, love it and fly it!!


LEADERSHIP
OFFICERS
Commander:
Ed Hackett, Sr.
Sr. Vice Commander:
Joe Swerk
Jr. Vice Commander:
M
ike Errico
Adjutant:
Jim Anderson
Finance Officer:
Tom Morris
Judge Advocate:
Don Marshall
Sergeant-At-Arms:
Larry Kerwood
Historian:
Jerry DeYoung
Chaplain:
Chuck Resch
Service Officer:
Skip Scarborough
267-968-6146

Membership Chairman/Webmaster:
Jim Gieseke



VIETNAM VETS HONOR FLIGHT



 

We took 200+ photos and I want to get all of them posted. I will rotate a dozen or so every other day so it doesn't take forever to load the photos on your computer. Check back often. ALL of these photos will be archived and available to anyone who was on the trip. Please email Jimmy G. and request a CD of all the photos.
 


ALL Of our photos (from the Blue Bus) are posted in an album on Google.
Click here to see them all! Click on any photo to enlarge it.



I'M still collecting photos from the trip. If anyone has any, let me know.
Jimmy G. (215.631.2895)
 



GET YOUR VETERAN'S DISCOUNT CARD!
 

You will need to go to Doylestown to the Registrar of Deeds to get your card.


You must bring a copy of your DD214.

The card is good for discounts at many businesses in Bucks County. If the date sounds familiar it the date to sign up for the Bucks County Honor Flight (will start at 10:30).

This is not something you want to miss out on!



POST 440 SUPPORTS 3 LEGION BASEBALL TEAMS.
Let's get out and show some support this year.

There were some great games last year and 2017 promises to be a better one!

The schedule is posted for all home games. There are a few away games in between. Please support our teams.

See you at CRHS North!

American Legion 2017 Baseball Schedule
WE WANT OUR MEMBERS TO GET OUT AND SUPPORT THESE LEGION TEAMS!
Please come to the Legion Games and bring anyone you want! Serious Baseball.

Current Standings as of July 7, 2017

         LBALB - 2017 Regular Season

Team

W

L

T

Pct

GB

GP

RF

RA

Falls

15

6

0

.714

-

21

129

75

Northampton

13

8

0

.619

2.0

21

151

103

Langhorne

12

9

0

.571

3.0

21

118

107

Bristol Post 382

11

10

0

.524

4.0

21

91

77

Bensalem

9

11

1

.452

5.5

21

91

122

LoSo

9

12

0

.429

6.0

21

72

103

Yardley-Morrisville

7

13

1

.357

7.5

21

88

127

Newtown

7

14

0

.333

8.0

21

94

120

Click on a team's name to go to their website . . .

Playoffs are now underway. In a first-round ‘play-in’ game Newtown defeated Yardley-Morrisville 7-3 to earn the #7 seed, thus winning the right to meet Northampton in the first round of the playoffs. Unfortunately, the team fell to Northampton 13-0 to enter the losers’ bracket where the next day they also fell to the Langhorne team by a score of 8-1.

The team is a young team with a new coach which ended the season with two of their pitchers among the league leaders in ERA. This bodes well for the promise of a successful 2018 season.

Thanks to all who supported the team by attending one of their games.

 



MEMORIAL DAY 2016 PHOTOS
WEST POINT SABRE PRESENTED TO POST 440





Read the story here . . .
 


Post 440 Presentation to Eagle Scout from Troop 99 - 8/7/16
 

Once again, Post 440 is at the forefront of American Legion activities and events.
 
Dedication of POW/MIA chair at the
new Doylestown Courthouse for
Capt. Ralph W. Galati, U.S.A.F.,
downed pilot in the Vietnam War.

A Great Story for our Post.

The story was that John McGovern, Jim Anderson and John Heenan (all Post members) met Gen. Brady Wed., July 1, 2015 at the AOH in Swedesberg, PA. General Brady gave a brief talk about the Irish role in receiving the Medal of Honor from the Civil War up to today. 70% of MOH recipients were Irish. Also discussed was the MOH grove in Valley Forge.

While in college at Seattle University, Pat Brady initially hated the compulsory ROTC program and was kicked out. Then, realizing he would probably be drafted after graduation he reentered the ROTC to enter the service as an officer.

After graduation he was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps in 1959. During his two tours in Vietnam he flew over 2,000 combat missions and evacuated more than 5,000 wounded.

He was one of only two men to receive BOTH the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross during the Vietnam War. He retired as a Major General in 1993 after 34 years of service.

- by Jim Anderson

PA Veterans License Plates


PennDOT will begin issuing a new series of military-themed license plates to honor and remember the sacrifices of our service members and veterans. These license plates will include special designations for a variety of combat-related decorations and expand the criteria to qualify for the Merchant Marines plate. The license plates were authorized by Act 109 of 2014 and are now available for qualifying service members and veterans.

PennDOT now offers 34 different types of registration plates recognizing veterans. For a full list, click on the web link below. The fees for these special plates vary.

Click here to go to the PennDOT website.
2018 MEMBERSHIP IS NOW $35

You can pay your dues online by clicking here or
use the Legion's invoice and send a check to us at:

American Legion Post 440
41 Linden Ave.
Newtown, PA 18940

ATTN: Membership
 


PLEASE NOTE: If you are receiving reminders from the American Legion to pay your dues, AND you have already PAID your dues OR you have a recent card (2017) - you can ignore those blue & white or pink & blue reminder forms that the National American Legion sends out. Please do not double-pay. Check your bank account to see if the check has been returned yet. If you are not sure please contact the Membership Chairman Jim Gieseke at 215.631.2895 or Click Here to send an email.
 

MEMBERSHIP

Click Here to contact the Membership Chairman

Membership in the American Legion is limited to veterans who served during the following periods:
World War I April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War II December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean War June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam War February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama Dec. 20, 1989 to  Jan. 31, 1990
Operation Desert Storm/Shield/Gulf War on Terrorism August 2, 1990 to today

You will also be required to provide a copy of your DD-214.

STOP BY ANY MEETING ON THE 3RD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 7:30 PM

Click here for more information on Membership in Post 440

$$$$$ - - - 20/20 FUNDRAISER  - - - $$$$$
Week 1 #602 KEN LENAHAN
Week 2 #681 BOB JACOBY 
Week 3 #394 KEITH BAKER
Week 4 #68 TED HUHN
Week 5 #13 JOE SWERK
Week 6 #601 KEVIN LENAHAN
Week 7 #007  HELEN ROBINSON  
Week 8 #906  JOHN SUTTON
Week 9 #098  GEORGE SPAHN      
Week 10 #359  DICK WEAVER
Week 11 #433

Hellen Hilser

Week 12 #477 John Heenan
Week 13 #86 Mike Errico 
Week 14 #25 Meghan Gatto
Week 15 #429 Carol Davis
Week 16 #367 Mary Lutz
Week 17 #688

Robert Painter

Week 18 #886  Thomas Williams
Week 19 #429 Peggy DeYoung
Week 20 #129 Sandy White - $100
GRAND PRIZE #361 Jarett Baker - $500

Congrats to Jarett for winning the Grand Prize.
Our
current Fund Raising drive has closed.
Tickets for our next Fund Raiser are in the mail
and are available from Jerry DeYoung.
All
proceeds support our Building Fund for maintenance, repairs, security, etc.

$$$$$ - - - 20/20 FUNDRAISER - - - $$$$$


 
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Our contact form is temporarily disabled.
Please CLICK HERE to contact the Hall Rental Chairperson
Or contact Jean via Email jfvg55@yahoo.com
Or call 215.946.1520 to speak directly with Jean.


 ALL HALL RENTALS AND APPOINTMENTS  MUST BE  CLEARED THRU JEAN.
~ NO EXCEPTIONS ~

 


 ******** DD-214 NOTICE ******** 

Get your FREE DD-214 replacement forms from the government's National Archives.

Click here to go to the web site to request your DD-214's.

 ******** DD-214 NOTICE ******** 
 


Get your official veteran's discount picture ID card!

Go down to the Doylestown Court House, go to the "Recorder of Deeds" on the 2nd floor of the main courthouse bring your
DD-214 with you and a photo ID.

You can use your new ID card to get discounts at many stores and businesses.


COMMUNITY

9-11 Bucks County Memorial Garden
Lower Makefield Veterans Monument
County Veterans Office
Official Page Bucks County
Newtown Borough
Newtown Township
Newtown American Legion Ambulance Squad
Newtown Historic Association
Joint Downtown Newtown Corporation
Newtown Business & Professional Association

AREA BUSINESSES

Businesses are listed only as a courtesy to local merchants. 
Post 440 does not receive compensation for listing websites.  If you would like to add your site
, Click here.

Meglio - Wood Fired Pizzeria
Shady Brook Farm

Browse the official
American Legion Catalog
Please order your
caps, shirts and
other Legion-wear
from Kyle.


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Robert Kenderdine
Robert Brodie
William Craighead
Joseph Watts
Merwyn Claar
Bruce Mitchell
Mike Donovan
Robert Novotney
Charles F. Schattler Jr.
Costic Borsavage
Albert M. DiGregorio
Charles Morell Brown
Albert Joseph Novoteny
Taps in Perpetuity
Joe Carr
Morell Smith


VA Regional Office:
1-800-827-1000
Benefits Counselor:
215-842-2000
Philadelphia VAMC:
1-800-949-1001
Willow Grove Clinic:
215-823-6050
Burlington County VA Clinic
3000 Lincoln Drive E,
Marlton, NJ 08053
844-441-5499
Pharmacy Automated Refills:
1-888-338-5525
Pharmacy Customer Service:
215-823-6361
Appointment Confirmation:
1-888-338-5525
Patient Advocate:
1-800-949-1001




Click the map for detailed directions from Google®.
Our mailing address is:
American Legion
Morell Smith Post 440
41 Linden Ave.
Newtown, PA  18940

The official text for the naming of Morell Smith Post 440
Newtown Enterprise December 1919


Whereas
, Lieutenant Morell Smith, having been an honored citizen of Newtown, and having entered the war against Germany in support of the highest ideals of justice and freedom, and with a keen sense of their meaning to his beloved country; and

Whereas, Lieutenant Morell Smith, having nobly fought, and having proven his deep devotion to his lofty principles by the supreme sacrifice upon the field of battle: be it therefore

Resolved, in recognition of this single-minded devotion, that this post be named The Morell Smith Post, Number 440, of Pennsylvania, of the American Legion; and be it

Resolved, As a token of our deep sense of loss and of our sincere sympathy with them, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the parents of the late lamented Lieutenant Morell Smith.

The above resolution was proposed by Dr. G.A. Parker, Jr. and Morris Savidge


This is a grave marker circa WW1. It is made from brass.

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