Monday, March 18, 2013

On behalf of the
Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland
14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

The Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams,
Seventh Circuit and Prince George’s County Administrative Judge,
Invites you to the

4th Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Ceremony and Muster
On the Court House Lawn
In recognition of our Veterans’ dedicated service
In the Armed Forces of the United States
For our Country and County

The ceremony will be held in front of the Duvall Wing of the
Prince George’s County Court House on the
21st day of May, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The American Legion
Dear Legion Family Members and Friends,
The American Legion turns 94 today, March 15. It was on this date in 1919 when the first American Legion caucus was convened in Paris, coordinated by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Weary from war and its effects, they  were concerned about their lives after discharge, the welfare of their comrades and the general condition of our nation. Such concerns gave rise to a value system, and The American Legion swiftly became the nation’s largest veterans service organization.
Today, with 2.4 million members, the Legion is as strong and relevant as ever.
The American Legion birthday is a time to celebrate. Cake and candles are OK, but this Legion birthday, I am asking for something more. I am asking you to share your American Legion story. Share it by speaking in your community and engaging local media. Share it by posting news of your services on Facebook, Twitter and the Legiontown U.S.A. web platform.
Here are just some of the ways you can join me in this year’s birthday celebration:
  • Upload stories and photos about post activities, including birthday party celebrations, on the Legiontown U.S.A. site.
  • Customize a draft speech available on the Legion website and deliver it in a public setting. The birthday speech can be downloaded free as a PDF or Word document  by visiting and scrolling down to the Public Relations section.
  • Tune in to The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC), which will operate N9L – November Niner Legion – as a special-event station to commemorate the Legion’s 94th birthday Friday and Saturday. In addition to operating SSB on 14.270 MHz +/- 5 KHz, central Indiana stations may contact N9L on 146.46 MHz Simplex, or worldwide via IRLP Node 4816, on Friday, March 15, between 10 a.m. EDT (1400 UTC) and 4 p.m. EDT (2000 UTC), and Saturday, March 16, between 9 a.m. EDT (1300 UTC) and 4 p.m. EDT (2000 UTC). N9L will also be available via IRLP Node 4816. A full-color N9L certificate confirming contacts will be sent on receipt of a 9-by-12 inch self-addressed stamped envelope to TALARC, The American Legion National Headquarters, 700 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Thank you for all you do every day – for veterans, their families and the communities in which they live.
Happy birthday, American Legion!
For God and Country,
James E. Koutz
National Commander
Operation Comfort Warriors
James E. 'Jim' Koutz
James E. 'Jim' KoutzNational Commander
The American Legion

The American Legion

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps "pitch party"

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D.C. office to host women entrepreneurs event

The American Legion's Washington Office will host a "pitch party" sponsored by the Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC) on March 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The event will invite women veteran business owners and entrepreneurs to the Legion's K Street building for a networking and "pitch" session, where feedback can be given on business and entrepreneurial ideas.

The event is free, and any woman veteran who owns a business or aspires to own a business or become an entrepreneur can attend. Those planning to attend should email an RSVP to Harvetta Spann at

WVEC is a new business growth program for women military veterans and spouses with small businesses. Supported by the Legion's Economic Division, the organization aims to teach women veterans how to not only start a small business but sustain growth once the business is started. WVEC's first conference and competition will take place in McLean, Va., on April 29 - 30.

Event info:

Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps "pitch party"
Noon to p.m.
Thursday, March 14
American Legion Headquarters, 1608 K Street NW,
Washington, D.C. 20006