Saturday, November 29, 2008

FW: ALAEC - Electric Coop Details


I was able to get more info on the American Legion Aggregate Electrical Cooperative this Saturday. I was calling to make sure that Auxiliary members would be eligible for the Coop. The entire Legion family is eligible as long as you live in Maryland! Since this is the most exciting benefit to come along.

The 1st location to sign up will be Annapolis Post 7 on December 20th at 11am. There is a letter ready to go out to the Department. He outlined how this is going to work.

Every Friday for the 1st 14 weeks ALAEC will receive a quote and select a supplier for that weekend’s sign up. That weekend at one of our American Legion Posts, members will come to the Post with their 2009 Membership card and electric bill to sign up. SWITCHING OVER MUST BE DONE IN PERSON.

There will be 3 tables. At the 1st table you will checked for a 2009 membership card, the 2nd will calculate the savings, if it is not advantageous you will be advised not to switch, at the 3rd members will sign the contract. Rates will be good for a year.

Stand by for more details.

**If you have family or friends eligible for membership please tell them to join ASAP so that they can save as soon as possible.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

US Army Freedom Team Salute honors 100 year old D-Day Veteran and others

The US Army’s Freedom Team Salute’s director Col Dave Griffith presented commendations to Mr. Bartolo Trimboli, 100, of Potomac. MD and three others. Mr. Trimboli who turned 100 on March 15th was recognized during The American Legion, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Post 295’s Veterans Day program held at the Golden Bull on Tuesday November 11th.

On June 7th, 1945, Pvt Bart Trimboli landed in Normandy as part of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. Mannie Aragon of Bethesda served as Captain during WWII and was assigned to the Manhattan Project  was also honored. by the Freedom Team Salute. Also receiving commendations were Mike Stanley, of Montgomery Village who served as a Staff Sergeant in Desert Storm with the 18th Aviation Brigade and SGT Errillene, a US Army recruiter and Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran.  

As Post 295 honored these US Army veterans, it should remind everyone that we should not forget those who are currently serving in harms way or serving worldwide. The Veterans Day programs was organized by Bob Ouellette, Montgomery County American Legion Commander, who was pleased with the turnout. Mr. Ouellette also serves as a Freedom Team Salute Ambassador. Any Army Veteran, Parent, Spouse, Supporter or Employer of National Guard or Reservists can receive a Freedom Team Salute Commendation by visiting or American Legion Post 295 at

Picture1: COL Griffith pins a US Army Veteran Pin on Bart Trimboli, looking on is Mike Stanley and Jean Davis, Veteran Outreach Manager Freedom Team Salute

Picture 2: Bob Ouellette, Montgomery County Commander, Col Griffith, Director Freedom Team Salute, Bart Trimboli, Mannie Aragon, Mike Stanley, and Carol Errilenne

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Veterans Day 2008

Veterans Day Program
November 11, 2008
The Golden Bull Grande Cafe
7 Dalamar St
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Freedom Team Salute Honorees
World War II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
Manuel Aragon, Signal Corps
Lloyd Biser
Harry Bonfils
Mirek Dabrowski,
George McBain, 6th Infantry Division
Joe MacLeod
Randall Erdley
Andrew Stanley
Bartolo Trimboli, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment D-Day
William L Wolf

Korean War June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955
Charles Bolcik Sr., SGT, 593d Field Artillery Battalion

Vietnam War Honoree February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
Richard Gervasoni, SP5, 57th Signal Co, 160th Sig Group, Long Binh

Lebanon/Grenada Era August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984
Bernie Richardson

Panama Era December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990
Paul Hustler

Desert Storm Era August 2, 1990 to
Mike Stanley, SSG, 18th Airborne Corps

Operation Enduring Freedom
Carroll Errilenne, SGT, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 10th MTN

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Jeffrey Hogue, CPT, Commander, 67th Combat Support Hospital

RSVP to:

Menu: Prime Rib / Salmon / Chicken Marsala

Cost: $25 per person