12th District Council, Department of Ohio
With winter upon us and the snows here, let us renew our efforts to reach out to veterans less fortunate than us; especially our homeless vets. On any day in Central Ohio, there are hundreds of them roaming the streets---hot, sweating, hungry, dirty, without homes, despondent---feeling alone. We must reach out to help. These patriots risked life and limb for our country. Let's not turn our back on them. If you know of any homeless veteran in Reynoldsburg who desperately needs help, contact any one of our post officers, the 12th District Council Office (Open M-W-F, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at (614) 224-2900, or any Central Ohio American Legion post.
The next regular monthly post meeting will begin on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the usual time of 7 p.m at the new location (see below).
The Reynoldsburg Post 798 regular monthly meeting, starting in April, 2015 was moved to the Eagles Club located at 1623 Brice Road in Reynoldsburg (a block north of Rosehill Ave). Monthly meetings will be held here on a trial basis for six months. All Legionnaires are invited to come. The Eagles Club will allow all members of the American Legion to enter an hour before the meetings. Just press the buzzer and state that you have come for the Legion meeting. Sgt-at-Arms McPherson will be there to ensure all Legionnaires are admitted.
Attendance for post officers is mandatory.
All post members are also encouraged to attend and help the officers in their planning. Any qualifying veteran wishing to join is also quite welcome to attend and be a part of the largest veteran organization in the country. If there are any questions. please contact Post Commander, Pete Margaritis at (614) 395-0387.
The post wants to occasionally remember the loss of a tremendous resource.
61-year old Post Commander Tim Dunn passed away on Tuesday morning, September 23, 2014 at Grant Hospital's intensive care unit. He is survived by the wife he loved so much, Debbie, his dog Snowball, and his two sons R.T. and Sean.
Cdr. Dunn's service was Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Cotner's Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. An escort from the U.S. Army did the flag service, and American Legion sister post Gahanna 797 provided Tim's Color Guard. Post 798 Chaplain and Past Post Commander Carl Bradley oversaw the service and gave the benediction. Speakers included Tim's brother, his two sons, and 798's acting post commander, Pete Margaritis.
A memorial service was held for Cdr. Dunn at Silent Home Cemetery on Veterays Day, 2014. A small wreath, created by Boy Scout Troop 277, was set next to the Veterans Memorial that the post, under Cdr. Dunn, created.
Eagle Scouts Roth and Udall spoke at the service about how the post, under Cdr. Dunn had inspired them and assisted them in their scout objectives. At the end of the service, the traditional Taps was played.