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396th coming Home Party
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It’s Time…And The Post Needs Your Help
By Jerry Osgood
Due to the age
of the post 1 building, and the wear of nearly 20 years on the
carpet, it is time to replace the carpeting. The estimated cost
to replace it all will be about $9,000. Several years ago, the
air conditioning had to be replaced at a cost of nearly $24,000.
In the next couple of years we are facing replacing the roof on
the building and this cost is estimated to be in the
neighborhood of $33,000.
This is the first time, since being at this location, that we are
seeking help from our members for a building project. Our
current legion family membership is nearly 1350 strong. If every
Legionnaire, Auxiliary, and SAL member of this post would donate
just $5.00 to a carpet replacement fund, the donations would
cover over one-half of the cost.
Please send your donations to LCW Post 1, 5400 E Yale
Ave, Denver, CO 80222 and mark them for the “New Carpet Fund”.
Your post officers and the Memorial Board thank you for your
consideration and generosity.
Special Thank You To All Who Have
Donated To This Fund Thus Far:
Johnsen & Bob
Steve & Mary
John & Kathy
Ed & Helen
And To All Those Who Dropped Off Money And Didn't Leave
A Name, You Know Who You Are! Thanks To All!!!
- Cell Phones For Soldiers
Provides calling cards for troops around the world, including
state nursing homes. Donate your old cell phones to this worthy
There is a drop box for old phones in the lobby next to the ATM
Auxiliary President’s Project
Please help the VOA’s
Women Veteran’s Homeless Shelter. This month
we are collecting things to restock their Shelves.
When the women go to their homes, they are given a
stocked kitchen and new things to set up their
household. We are going to help them restock once
they use up their basic start up products (not food
– that’s next month).
This includes, but not
dishwashing soap, liquid hand soap, toilet
paper, paper towels, aluminum foil, saran wrap,
herbs, (nice herb set), cleansing wipes, dust
rags and furniture polish, bathroom cleaners,
handi-wipes, dish rags, plastic resealable bags,
coffee, tea, any other “staples” you can
Please leave the donations by
the Auxiliary Room door.
We Had a Blood Drive!
Well, the Legion (with the
strong help of one Steve Watson) won the blood drive
contest this fall. I don’t have a report of how much
was donated yet but the Legion and Auxiliary helped
Bonfils with blood and plasma donations. (SAL –
where were you?)
I want to thank all who
donated. But remember, you don’t have to quit now.
You can donate blood every two months and blood
plasma more often. (Any questions, talk to Steve
are giving the Gift of Life.
Be a blood donor.
President’s Project - Support for Women Veterans
A year ago, our Auxiliary
invited a guest to tell us about the homeless women
veteran shelters in Denver. When I listened to her
talk, I began to think about what I could do to help
the homeless women problem in Denver. I was elected
President of LCW Unit One Auxiliary and this is my
project for the year, 2012 – 2013.
Our first meeting was in
October and at that meeting I introduced my
President’s Project for the year. Each month, we are
having a “drive” to provide some assistance to a
homeless women veteran’s shelter. The program we are
supporting is the Women’s Veteran’s Transitional
Program through the VOA. Ashley Hobart is the
project manager and I have been working with her
throughout this past fall.
Well, what a successful
fall! The first month’s drive was for bed linens,
sheets, pillow cases, and those things that help in
the bedroom. We collected from our members and the
community a carload of pillows, blankets, sheets,
with several people donating new sheet sets and
blankets. November was a drive for bath products.
Towels, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste,
toothbrushes, and feminine hygiene products were
some of the donations. Also, women’s undergarments
were some things that Ashley had suggested would be
appreciated. One of our members donated 3 boxes of
Avon products including lotion, body wash, shampoos,
foot creams, make-up products, and an assortment of
other wonderful Avon goods.
The current drive is to
give support to women returning to a job and is
called “Women in the workforce”. Donations can
include calendars, agendas, briefcases, notebooks,
watches, alarm clocks, and anything else that could
help a woman be more successful in the working
Unit One Auxiliary also
donated our proceeds and tips from a spaghetti
night. We were able to present Ashley and the women
of her shelter with a check which we hope helped to
make a Merry Christmas for them.
This spring we will
continue to conduct a monthly drive. Ashley and I
are discussing where our donations would be most
appreciated. At this point, we have been able to
donate over $1300 in cash and value to the women of
the Transitional Housing Program.
I would like to thank the
Avon Company and their representatives for their
generous support of this program. Please support
Avon. They are not only a great product but support
our men and women who serve and have served in the
Gras means “Mighty Great”!
It was Carnival
in the Post on Feb 9 and the “joint was jumpin”!
Through joint sponsorship of the SAL and Auxiliary
we put on a Mardi Gras celebration to raise money to
support the HBOT program in Colorado. HBOT stands
for Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment and this is being
used to treat PTSD sufferers and deep brain trauma
victims in Colorado. The treatment involves using
pure oxygen to treat Veterans who are in need of
treatment. It is an expensive process and so both
the Auxiliary Department President and the
Department SAL Commander have made this their
We will be able to present a total of $2500
to the Auxiliary and SAL Department from the success of Saturday night. And we
could not have raised that money without the help of so many. Please check out
the list of donors, thank those people, and support the businesses.
The night was jam-packed with activity and
good food. You had to taste the delicious Cajun menu that the SAL provided. It
was all great! And Chris Mulqueen showed off his DeeJay capabilities all
evening. We had a silent auction that was a huge success. Great donations,
gift certificates, and baskets were available and everyone had a good time
bidding on the wonderful items. And again, please support the businesses that
support us. A face painter, Rachel, was here to provide Mardi Gras “tattoos”
which was fun. (Check out the green shamrock on Frank McCurdy.) We finally
disclosed the bean total and Bob O’Haire was closest with his guess. How did
you know Bob? His guess of 7020 was only 24 off of the true 7044 total. (I
counted them all so I know the total was exact! Ha ha)
We also did 50-50 chances with decks of cards. Those who participated know that
even if you didn’t win $26, the Veterans who we are supporting did win. And
throughout the night we continued to sell minutes of oxygen. All in all, the
night was a huge success due to all of the volunteers who worked to set up the
affair and all who took part. Thank you to all. It was a great night.
Donors List Mardi
Gras Feb 9, 2013
If anyone has been missed, please accept my
- The South Mexican Restaurant
- Garlic Knot
- Monaco Inn
- Bonefish Grill
- King Soopers
- Legion Bar – Sherry Z
- Paradise Cleaners
- The Keg Liquors
- Kent Cellar Wine and Spirits
- Robert and Judy Newman Center for the
Performing Arts, University of Denver
- La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
- Rachel Creations Face Painting
- Pink Fog Photography
- Wellshire Golf Course
- Night and Day Vintage - Amy
- Ed Shalkey
- Robert and Christine Trigg
- Rhonda Knop
- Jerry Thompson
- Bill and Chris Ross
- Carole McLaughlin
- Donna Thompson
- Georgia Sweeney
- Margaret Stenson
- Ginny and Norm Anderberg
- Al and Karen Taylor
- Chris Mulqueen
- Jerry Osgood
- Doris Peterson
- Evelyn McCurdy
- LueAnne Robbins
- Diane Erickson
- Cherie Monteferrante
- Lori Grattan
- Chris Napute
- Barbara Aaker
Join the LCW Post 1 Color Guard
The only requirements are:
Know your Left foot from your Right
Be Available for Parades and Legion Functions
Transportation is provided by the 40/8
Uniforms and Boots provided by Post 1
Be Part of a Great Tradition
Just leave your name with the Adjutant or email
We Added A New Page For The
LCW Post 1
Color Guard On The About Us Page
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J. Hunter Wickersham Honored
26th at the Veteran’s Memorial
John Hunter Wickersham
was honored as part of the Memorial Day Committee Ceremony.
Lt. John Hunter
Wickersham was killed while leading his platoon on September 12,
1918. For his heroism during the engagement in which he
met his death Lt. Wickersham was awarded posthumously the
Congressional Medal of Honor. General Pershing included
Wickersham’s conduct as one of the hundred most heroic acts of
Sellers and Buyers - Donate to LCW Post 1
eBay now allows its customers to donate all or part of their online proceeds to
The American Legion Leyden-Chiles-Wickersham Post 1. It's really quite simple.
If you are a buyer or a seller on eBay and already have an eBay user name and
password, you'll want to take just a minute to check out the Giving Works
program. eBay Giving Works is a unique program that enables you to list your items on
eBay and donate between 10% and 100% of the final sale price to LCW Post 1. If
you've never shopped or sold items on eBay, it takes less than a minute to
register and set up your account.
As a seller or a buyer, this is a way to make
a difference and support our post while finding good deals or building your
business on eBay. Go to our
eBay Donation Information page to find out more.
We Are Now Taking Donations Of Printer Cartridges
If you have some Empty Printer Cartridges, bring them to the Post.
We will recycle and turn them into much needed funds. There will be a donation
box available soon. In the meantime drop them off in the office.
Share this message and collect from your neighbors or at work. This is an
easy way to help the Post and recycle at the same time!
The American Legion Post #1 with Gifts by Will
types of bequests to The Legion, you may secure a charitable
estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift. Best of all, you
will know that your generosity will support our mission for years to
come. More information.
It Is Awesome!
by Glen Stenson
The Post was recently endowed
with the gift of a beautiful mosaic replica of the POW/MIA Flag.
This tile mosaic was designed and made by Nathan Roubier, and
assisted by Dustin Van Hassell.
Nathan attends Ridgeview Youth Academy in Watkins, Colorado.
Dustin is Nathan’s supervisor.
Thanks Nathan and Dustin for the awe-inspiring POW/MIA mosaic.
Assistance For Fort Carson Returning
Many of the troops from Fort Carson that have been forward deployed
are returning in the VERY near future. For many that are unaccompanied (living
in post barracks) one of the necessities of the move is to restock their basic
items of life. We can help this transition by providing NEW twin bed sheets,
pillow cases, blankets, towels, etc. To support these needs by your donations,
we have set up, in cooperation with the American Legion, locations in Colorado
Springs, Pueblo and Denver LCW Post #1 to receive your donations of these needed
items. In addition, if a finance donation to support these needs is easier, we
have a place to receive your donations by check.
To Coordinate donations:
In Denver contact American Legion Post #1
Assistant Adjutant, Michael Findell 303-757-1919
For contributions by check:
Please stop by the office. Purpose is Fort Carson Clothes if you make the
check out to LCW Post #1.
Thanks for your help,
Assistant Adjutant • LCW Post 1
There are many Full Time and Part Time Job opportunities. If you are interested please stop by the
office to check the current List of Job Openings! There are so many listings we
cant even post them online or on the bulletin board! So come and check
Also, you can sign up for the National Career
Center e-Newsletter on our Newsletters page.
United States Federal Flag Code Violation
We are receiving complaints that local schools have been
flying the United States flag either upside down or not at all. This is in
direct violation of the United States Federal Flag code. Please contact any
school that is not in compliance and also contact our offices to notify us of
which schools are in violation.
added a copy of the US Flag Code to
Legion Extension Institute
The American Legion’s
official training program can now be taken electronically. The
American Legion’s official training program for officers,
members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to
expand their knowledge of the nation’s largest veterans service
organization is now available online. The American Legion
Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and
enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a
historical timeline and additional features. To register and
take the course, visit
Post 1 Wins Award In
The Department of Colorado Website Contest
The Post 1 website
received the award for excellence in design and functionality.
Commander Allan Taylor accepted the award at the Department
Convention in June. Since January of 2000 the website has been
Randy Thompson, a member of the American Legion for 42
years having joined Post 1 back in 1969. In addition to the website,
Randy also created and maintains our new
eMail Bulletin program.
We are proud of our website and always look forward to your
comments and suggestions as to how we could make the site more
interesting and useful for our members.
VA Hospital News
Remodeling of the old UPI building, now called the clinic building
South has started. The new hospital construction started in July.
Plans are to open the new facility in August of 2014.
There will be a new clinic built in Colorado Springs at Fonanero
Street and Spruce. The new clinic will open in 2013 or 2014.
The VA recommends getting prescriptions by mail although
prescriptions can still be picked up at the pharmacy.
The VA has an Ambulatory Surgery program with The Air Force
Academy: The surgery will provide orthopedic and general surgeries.
Decreasing minor surgeries at the main VA Hospital allows for major
Cataract surgeries are now being done at the VA
The clothing room needs warm hats, scarves, boots, and winter
clothes. Some other needs include sunscreen, lip balm, baseball caps
and water bottles. Volunteers are always needed.
The VA hospital is one of the best and your support is appreciated
Requests For Memorial
Family and friends of a deceased veteran or someone acting on their
behalf may request a Presidential Certificate a request form
(va-400-0247) is available on the National Cemetery Administration
A military Discharge document must
be submitted with the request.
By mail to:
Presidential Memorial Certificate
5109 Russell Road
Quantio, Va 32134-3903
By Toll free Fax to:
Or in person at any VA Regional
Historical Areas Added to our Website
History for the index.
Post 1 Delegation Attends
National Convention in France (1927)
In our ever expanding
Post History section of the website we have pictures from a wonderful old
scrapbook that was prepared by Mary Emma Killey who was a member of the Leo
Leyden Post 1. She was part of the Colorado delegation that attended the
American Legion National Convention in France September 1927 (The
Brief Video Featuring J. Hunter Wickersham
John Hunter Wickersham is featured in a brief video tour of the St. Mihiel
American Cemetery in France on the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
web site .
St. Mihiel Cemetery Video
Eddy Smith Extraordinary
January 24, 2006 Leyden-Chiles-Wickersham Post 1 established the
Eddy Smith Extraordinary Service Award. The purpose of the award
is to recognize for perpetuity Legionnaires who have served our
Post and veterans, not for years, but rather decades.
The Legionnaires nominated for this award are names easily
recognized by all and respected for their almost lifelong
The History Of The American Legion
Is Available On DVD
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still serving, you are eligible to become a Legionnaire!
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