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Veterans Event
by Fred Cota




California Legionnaire
Submission Deadlines

January 3, 2018

March 1, 2018

May 1, 2018
(pre-Convention issue)







Post 534 Could Use a Helping Hand!

Posd 534, in Old Town Orcutt has established a Go Fund Me - Post 534 campaign tohelp raise the estimated $25,000 needed for Post repairs. If you can, please give them a hand and ask your friends and family to do the same.

A $10 donations would be a big help, especially if you ask all your friends and family to also donate. (They would gladly accept larger donations, but $10 would be a big help.)

"Little by Little, a Little becomes a Lot!"

Orcutt Post 534 - Go Fund Me Campaign

Here is why they need our help.

Post 534 in Orcutt, is in need of repairs and a major face lift. They need a good amount of demolition and construction to bring our Post up to code so we can offer a place for our local veterans to congregate and meet. If you are not familiar with just what it is Orcutt American Legion Post 534 is or does, here is a brief summary.

The American Legion was founded by American Veterans. The Post 534 has supported our local Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops for many years. They also support our local high schools in oratorical competitions and support our local community with fund-raising barbecues. Post 534 also support the California "Ride to Recovery" and provides care for those veteranss in need, while maintaining a 100% Americanism. Orcutt Post 534 was established in 1981 by Orcutt veterans and they love their community.

They are looking to renovate and bring our Post up to date with newer fixtures, plumbing, electrical and water lines. They need our community's help in doing this so please give what you can and we thank you your help.

Any support you can offer, will be appreciated and put to good use. Thank you.

Be There: Help Save a Life

We all can take simple actions to help prevent suicide among Veterans and Servicemembers. Just being there for someone going through a difficult time can make a big difference.


Be There: Help Save a Life

Veterans and Servicemembers may navigate many transitions — such as sending a child off to college, retiring, or losing a loved one. Sometimes these challenges contribute to feelings of hopelessness or even thoughts of suicide. That’s when the support of family and friends is crucial.

The new “Bittersweet” public service announcement (PSA) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses stories of these transitions to show the importance of support from family members and friends at challenging times. Genuine acts of kindness can help someone feel included and less alone — and sometimes they are an important step in helping someone at risk for suicide connect with support.

Please watch and share “Bittersweet” to show people how even small, simple actions can make a difference to someone going through a difficult time. Visit VeteransCrisisLine.net to learn about how you can be there for the Veterans and Servicemembers in your life. Together, we’ve got this.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office for Suicide Prevention “Bittersweet” PSA Partner Newsletter Article

VA Public Service Announcements