Dear American Legion Post 49 Family,
In these challenging times surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, we must realize it is a learning process and no one has all the answers. Please remain patient as we do our best to comply with new requirements to keep our great organization, our members, our employees, and our neighbors safe and healthy this spring. We will remain closed through the end of March but, as you likely heard from the President, this could last into summer. All events for the remainder of the month are cancelled, including hall rentals as well as all organized meetings for the Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Family, and Legionnaires. The Executive Committee is working on a plan for the upcoming election of officers to each of the American Legion Family member organization.
We will take this time to do a deep cleaning of the entire facility, from the clubroom, to coolers, the kitchen, hall, and storeroom. Rest assured when we do reopen that everything will be clean and disinfected, and will remain that way in the future.
While the Post 49 building may be closed, know that we remain committed to our mission of assisting Veterans, their families, and the community. The funeral detail will continue to pay their final respects to departed Veterans and remain within guidelines from the experts.
We are also able to make runs to the grocery store or pharmacy, and to take our community members to doctor appointments. All we ask is that you plan ahead as much as possible. If you would like assistance in any of these types of tasks, then please call Post 49 at (269) 637-6817 and leave a message. We hope to be able to assist you within 24 hours during the weekday.
In that same vein, let us not forget our buddy checks. Reach out to your old friends to see how they are doing in these trying times. Since person-to-person contact is not a safe option, please use telephone, email, or social media to contact them.
If you have reserved our hall for an event and need to cancel due to the coronavirus, rest assured you will receive a full refund of your security deposit. However, if you would like to keep your hall rental date in April and beyond, then do not cancel too early as we all hope this clears up soon.
Lastly, please take care of yourselves, your friends, your family, and your neighbors. This is a challenging time with many unknowns. It is especially important to remain home as much as able to prevent the possible spread of the virus, especially if you have heart or lung disease, diabetes, or other medical conditions that place you at risk.
To remain up to date on all details of the coronavirus pandemic, please use trusted websites such as the World Health Organization at https://www.who.int/ and the Center for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/ .
For the Good of the Legion,
Edward W Thompson American Legion Post 49
129 Michigan Ave.
South Haven, MI 49090
We need volunteers to pay tribute to our Veterans! Please call 269-637-6817 to offer your help with the Honor Guard. Thank you for your support
HOME OF EDWARD W. THOMPSON AMERICAN LEGION POST 49 SOUTH HAVEN MICHIGAN.
A LONG WAY FROM THIS AND THIS AT START OF 2011