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Welcome to American Legion Post 440 in Newtown, PA. We are a progressive post, actively involved in our community and committed to Veterans & family. We are over 250 members strong, and of course, we are always seeking new members. If you are a Veteran or are just interested, please contact us – ask a question or better yet – come down to one of our meetings - ALL Veterans are welcome. We’re at 41 Linden Ave. in Newtown, PA.

“We are still serving our country”

Today is Thursday, November 14, 2019.
The website was last updated on Monday, October 21, 2019.
Hall Rental All Photos ~ Membership 2020 ~

READ THIS FIRST
Contact Us Memorial Day
Parade photos are here.
Thanks Mr. Anderson
Leadership
Directions 2017 Color Guard
at the traveling Wall

POW-MIA Chair

ASVAB
Armed Svcs. Vocational Aptitude Battery
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS:
Post440Newtown
@gmail.com
99th Anniversary of Morell Smith Post 440
VA News Releases
Updated Benefits 2019!
Site Map
District 9 Newsletter History Obituaries
Letter from the Commander Post Bulletin
Taps: In Memoriam 20/20 Fundraiser
New winners

POSTED 10/21/2019
Get your DD-214 Legion Baseball
PA Veterans
License Plate
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


DROP OFF YOUR USED, WORN OUT AND TATTERED AMERICAN FLAGS AT OUR NEW DROP BOX IN FRONT OF THE LEGION HALL. PASS IT ON!

2020 Membership cards will be in around the end of July. We would like to get as many renewals as possible before the end of Sept. to Pay online 

The American Legion is going paperless Both National & State. Which means we would like ALL members to pay online. Checks are getting lost, misplaced and many members pay 3, 4 or 5 times! Yes - I know some of you don't like paying online because of technophobia, staying off the grid or whatever your reason is. Contact me if you really, really, really need to pay by check. Otherwise, get your son, daughter, niece, nephew, brother, sister, neighbor or your dog to do it for you. You can even call me & I will come to your house and assist you! Welcome to the 21st Century.

!!! ~ CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT ALL ~ !!!

If you have ANY questions or issues or doubts, PLEASE contact Jimmy G.
215.631.2895

- Jimmy G. - (Dave Mathews broke his wrist)
And don't forget to ignore all those red, blue or pink reminders that you get in the mail. If you aren't sure - CONTACT ME at Post440Newtown@Gmail.com

Get Your Veteran's
Discount Card!
PHOTOS/PICTURES/VIDEOS
Memorial Day Parade - 2019
Newtown Advance Coverage of Parade
New Oak Cabinet
Story of Mr. Smith's Donation
Jr. Prep Baseball Team
Removing the Tree
Painting the Interior
Memorial Day Parade 2018
CRHS Memorial Day 2018
Color Guard
Bill Harper at Normandy Beach
More . . .


Please Note: When you are finished viewing pictures, simply close the tab or window they are in and you will be back at our web site.

A New Chair Lift has been installed on the stairs leading down to our meeting area. This is for the convenience of our elderly or disabled members.
Please be aware that there MUST be a member with you if you use the Lift. Thanks. - The Commander

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.



 
Morell Smith Post 440 Bulletin
November 2019
Nov. 5

JOINT EXECUTIVE BOARD/VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETING

7:30 PM
Nov. 5

ELECTION DAY - POLLS OPEN 7:00AM to 8:00PM

7:30 PM
Nov. 10 U.S. MARINES 241st ANNIVERSARY “SEMPER FI”! 1778
Nov. 11 VETERAN'S DAY - CRHS 8:15 AM
Nov. 19 GENERAL MEETING 7:30 PM
Nov. 28 THANKSGIVING 7:30 PM

Letter from the Commander

DECEMBER MEETING:

Members are invited to bring their spouse to our December Meeting. It’s more social than business. All we ask is that you call Jean at 215-946-1520 and let her know that you will be attending. Please call Jean before December 12th. If you do not call and get on the list, you will not be allowed to attend! This is a good night to bring your spouse. The December meetings have always been great!

VETERAN’S DAY: (Nov. 11)

Will be celebrated at Council Rock North (in the Cafeteria) with a breakfast served by the Student Council. You are asked to arrive by 8:15am. Uniform of the Day: Blue blazer, grey trousers, white shirt, tie, and Legion hat. (If you don’t have these items, you can wear your Legion shirt and baseball cap.) If your uniform still fits, wear it. Just like last year, this is organized by the Student Council, so a nice turnout would be appreciated. If you would like to speak to students, and answer questions (easier than you think), please talk to Tom Yaegel.

Commander’s Message
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, it was my honor to be installed as the new Commander of Morell Smith Post 440. With the help of our new Command Staff, we will do everything possible to grow our Post with new members, continue the legacy of Morell Post 440, continue our Post’s service to our Community, our State and most of all to our Nation.
2020 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion and Morell Smith Post 440. This will be an eventful and busy year for all of us and I welcome all ideas and suggestions as we plan this historical year. If you have any suggestions for our 100th Anniversary, please email me and in the subject line, please type “Post 440”.

Rob Boysen, Commander
267-278-0827
Freedomwatcher1949@comcast.net

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


LEADERSHIP
OFFICERS
Commander:
Rob Boysen
Sr. Vice Commander:
Bill Harper
Jr. Vice Commander:
Dick Bowes
Adjutant:
Mike Errico
Finance Officer:
Tom Morris
Judge Advocate:
Don Marshall
Sergeant-At-Arms:
Larry Kerwood
Historian:
Jerry DeYoung
Chaplain:
Chuck Resch
Service Officer:
John Houck

Membership Chairman
Jim Gieseke
Webmaster/Parade Coordinator/IT guy
and general information:
Jim Gieseke
215.631.2895
Email







 

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you get a kickback or your email to Jean doesn't go through, copy and paste the email address into your normal email program or call her. Not everyone's default email will work via the web site. JFVG55@YAHOO.COM

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




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.
 

American Legion 2019 Baseball

Contacts:

 

Brian Mills: Post 440 Representative. brian_a_mills@yahoo.com

Paul Jones: president@crnewtown.org

Joe Anhalt: travelcommissioner@crnewtown.org

 

 

 

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.
 

 

2020 MEMBERSHIP IS $35
MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

Click Here to contact the Membership Chairman

 

Membership requirements have recently been changed.

Click here to learn more . . .

You will 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

 

 


20/20 RESULTS
WEEK 1 #461 George Hathaway
WEEK 2 #628 Tony Godwin
WEEK 3 #402 Don Smith
WEEK 4  #63 Bob Grenie
WEEK 5 #114 Jody Sckupakus
WEEK 6 #328 Skip Scarborough 
WEEK 7 #622 Dave Hesdon
WEEK 8 #103 Jerry DeYoung 
WEEK 9 # 9 Bob DeYoung
WEEK 10 #298 Trisha Gilroy
WEEK 11 #350  Larry Schorr
WEEK 12 #300 Janet Johnson
WEEK 13    
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WEEK 19    
WEEK 20    
GRAND PRIZE    
Tickets for the next drawing are now available.

New tickets are now available. The proceeds from the 20/20 fundraiser go directly into our building fund to maintain our Legion hall.


 


 ******** 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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Don Isleib
Costic F. "Ike" Borsavage
Henry Conroy
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
Taps in Perpetuity
Morell Smith
Joe Carr
Robert J. Forsyth


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
 


 

We will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Morell Smith Post 440.

Officially, it is August, 1, 2020. Next year, we will be celebrating our Centennial.
We will be getting challenge coins for the occasion and
there will be a ceremony and maybe an event or 2.

Please stay tuned and check back often as you will have the
opportunity to view & vote on the design of our challenge coin.

 


 
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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CONTACT US

General Information or Membership

Jimmy G.

215.631.2895 (Leave a message)
Email: Post440Newtown@gmail.com
 


Hall Rental

Jean
215.946.1520
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Email: JFVG55@Yahoo.com
 



MORE PHOTOS/PICTURES/VIDEOS
Bucks County Vietnam Vets Tour of Honor (Blue Bus)
New Officers 2017
CRHS Football 2017
Veterans Day - 2017
Elvis Show Fundraiser : 12-2-17
Gold Star Family Groundbreaking
Archived Photos
Commander's Dinner - 2018
New Chair Lift
Miscellaneous/Gun Cleaning

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