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Texas American Legion Commander: ‘State Land Officer Must Go’

Investment officer rips Veterans Cemeteries for ‘money-losing’ (AUSTIN, Texas – December 1, 2021) – The commander of the state American Legion, Bret Watson, called for the resignation of the Texas General Land Office’s chief investment officer for comments that are “profoundly disrespectful to veterans and their families.” CIO Rusty Martin called veterans cemeteries a “money-losing proposition” during an October 28 meeting of state agencies. “Mr. Martin is not a veteran,

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Katy, TX Post 164: American Flag Retirement Ceremony 

Who: American Legion Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164, Katy Fire Department, and  General Public What: American Flag Retirement Ceremony  Where: Elks Lodge #2628 (back lot) 1050 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77493 When: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 5pm to 6pm  Why: Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags The post assembles in meeting, out-of-doors, at night. Members are aligned in two parallel rows about 20 feet apart, facing

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Post Everlasting: Rick Holloway

Past Dept Vice Commander / 20th District Commander Rick Holloway passed away November 5, 2021. Funeral details to come. UPDATE: Our Comrade Rick Holloway has gone to Post Everlasting. Rick was Post 375 Commander, Past 20th District Commander, Past 3rd Division Commander and Past Department of Texas Vice Commander. Rick was an example of the Legion that should be modeled by all. Arrangements are as follows: Services will be held

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Post Everlasting: Bob Elkins

Past 5th district commander Bob Elkins was called to the post everlasting on September 27, 2021 from COVID related illness. Funeral arrangements are pending. Update: Interment – 11/4/21, 10am at DFW National Cemetery. Celebration of Life – 11/07/21, 1pm at Post 453, Bill West State Adjutant American Legion, Dept of Texas

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Post Everlasting: Connie Jo Popham

We were notified today that Past Dept Sergeant at Arms Connie Jo Popham passed away due to COVID 19. She had been in the hospital since Friday, Sept 10th. Funeral details are not know at this time. UPDATE (9/16/21): Funeral Arrangements: 9/23/2021 10:30 a.m. Franklin Funeral Home Floresville, Texas — Bill West State Adjutant The American Legion, Dept of Texas “Veterans Strengthening America”

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Post Everlasting: Benjamin Martin

We have been informed of the passing of Past 10th District Commander (1998-2000) Benjamin Martin. Lewis Funeral Home 509 South Baylor St. Brenham, Texas 77833 Visitation is Friday, September 10th. At the Funeral Home from 8:00am to7:00pm. Celebration of Life/Funeral Services, Saturday, September 11th at 11:00am. Post Oak Missionary Baptist Church 906 Booker St. Brenham, Tx 77833 Condolences may be sent to his wife Clara Martin 517 Riggs St. Brenham,

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