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∆ - Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus Covid_19, we will not have a General meeting on April 21, 2020.

∆ - And . . . our 100th Anniversary plans have come to naught - there will be none.

∆ - Our Memorial Day parade is also in jeopardy of being cancelled. Check back for more information on the parade after 4/8/20.

∆ - Check on your family, your friends, your neighbors and your brothers & sisters - often.
 


----- Stay safe, stay strong but stay home -----
 


Welcome to American Legion Post 440 in Newtown, PA. We are a progressive post, actively involved in our community and committed to Veterans from ALL conflicts & their family. Since we've been around for 100 years, we have collected a huge quantity of resources.

We are over 250 members strong, and of course, we are always seeking new members. If you are a Veteran who wants to hang out or chat with your brothers and sisters who were there - or even if you are just interested, please contact us – ask a question or better yet – come down to one of our meetings - ALL Veterans are welcome.
 
We also have a few positions open within the Post as well.

We’re at 41 Linden Ave. in Newtown, PA.

“We are still serving our country”

Today is Friday, April 3, 2020.
The website was last updated on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
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@gmail.com
100th Anniversary of Morell Smith Post 440
VA News Releases
Updated Benefits 2019!
Site Map
District 9 Newsletter
Updated w/Dec. 2019
History Obituaries
Letter from the Commander Post Bulletin
Taps: In Memoriam 20/20 Fundraiser
UPDA
TED 3/28/2020
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!

There are still some outstanding membership dues.
If you have any questions about your status, please contact me.

Post440Newtown@gmail.com

On the plus side, click here for some good news regarding membership.

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 . . .


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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
April 2020
April 21 GENERAL MEETING CANCELLED --

Letter from the Commander


 

Spring is here! I know we’re all looking forward to warmer days and balmy nights, Bar B Ques, increased travel (maybe, depending on the National Covid19 emergency) and all this comes with the return of Allergy season!

As we all know by now, we’re in the midst of a Worldwide/National Crisis with the Covid_19 Virus. The Federal Government and the Governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey have put out guidelines to deal with Covid19. Please check the news outlets for frequent updates and go to the various Local, County, State and Federal Websites for detailed information. Please check frequently for updates on this deadly virus, as new information is coming out by the hour! Let’s all take care of ourselves, our loved ones and our fellow Post Members. As I said in our Emergency Email Blast, if you or a loved one is in distress as a result of Covid19, please call 911 first and call one of our Post Officers as well, just to let us know what’s happening.

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:
Norm Moorhead
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
 

GOOD NEWS!

The state has decided to allow you to opt out of receiving those nasty dues reminders. You know, the blue ones, the red ones the pink ones, etc. The procedure for getting yourself opted out is this:

- Get your name (as it appears on your membership card) and your membership number,
- Send an email directly to me:
james.gieseke@verizon.net

- OR you may write it down and hand it to me or mail it to the post
ATTN: Membership (no scraps of paper, please)

- I will then opt you out of receiving membership renewal notices FOREVER.

If you should decide you would like to receive them again, simply do the same as above only say you want to reactivate.

NOTE: You may still get a reminder from National.


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 #103 Jerry DeYoung
WEEK 2 #119 Linda Goll
WEEK 3 #857 Ralph Bye
WEEK 4 #962 Dick Lima
WEEK 5 #165 Dave Callahan
WEEK 6 #2 George Dutton
WEEK 7 #361 James Keller 
WEEK 8 #44 Jim Anderson
WEEK 9 #449 Sandy White
WEEK 10 #884 Jill McManus
WEEK 11 #391 Dave Parry
WEEK 12  #362 Frank Murden
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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.


Top of Page

 
 

 

Click the logo to go to the official
American Legion Web Site

 

 


Click here to add a name.

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

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Jimmy G.

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


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Jean
215.946.1520
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Email: JFVG55@Yahoo.com
 



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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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