First Rifle Team Meet of 2017

This past weekend Past Department of Texas Commander Walter Ivie began teaching a new class of juniors the basic elements of gun safety, education, enjoyment and competition the in the American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program.   Please click on the picture below for more images from this day of fun.  If you know someone that would enjoy this class please let us know!

Officer Induction Ceremony

On July 27th, Travis Post 76 along with our State Commander John Hince, swore in the Post officers for 2017-2018.  Please click on the image below for more pictures from our event:

Your Travis Post 76 Officers for 2017-18 are:

Commander: Wayne Courreges

1st Vice Commander: Derek Israel

2nd Vice Commander: Sean Bridwell

Adjutant: Walter Ivie

Finance Officer: Clayton Griffis

Chaplain: Tom Bodine

Judge Advocate: Lisa Cole (additional duty:  Membership)

Historian: Johnny Irvin (additional duty:  Post Newsletter)

Service Officer: Brad Houston

Sergeant-at-Arms: Ron Roy

2017-2018 Executive Committee Members

Ken Tooke           Steve Burke        George Ruiz

New Member Pin Incentive

Just a reminder that National Commander recognition is available for any Legion member that recruits one or three new members! Please make sure requirements and certification forms are available to all members in your departments by posting on your websites and newsletters. Mention during your Department Conventions.  Ensure your District Commanders have this information and help pass it down to post members.  Encourage recruiting legionnaires to let National  know of their achievements by submitting their certification form.  Post Adjutants can also submit forms on behalf of their recruiting legionnaires.  What an easy way for Post Leadership to show appreciation to its members!

Certification forms and details on how to earn the awards can be found at https://www.legion.org/commander/pin.  I have also attached the forms for your convenience.  All forms should be submitted to Membership:  Scan/email to ssparks@legion.org, rherron@legion.org,  fax to 317-630-1413, or mail to American Legion National Headquarters; Attn: Membership; PO Box 1055; Indianapolis, IN  46206.

Richard Overton Healing Garden Dedication

The Director of the

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

invites you to a celebration 

for the naming of the

Richard Overton Healing Garden

Friday, April 7, 2017

9:30 a.m.

at the

Austin VA Outpatient Clinic

7901 Metropolis Drive

Austin, Texas

Honoring Richard A. Overton

the oldest known living Veteran in the United States

Born May 11, 1906

Served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945

World War II

Refreshments following ceremony in Conference Room 1G-101

provided by the Veterans Canteen Service

To RSVP your attendance,

please email CTXPAO@va.gov

or call 254-743-1430

Honor Guard

The Spirit of 76 Honor Guard does not charge for providing ceremonial services. Those wishing to support the mission of the Spirit of 76 Honor Guard may make a tax-deductible contribution to The American Legion Travis Post 76. Please note that you would like the funds to be used to support the Honor Guard.

Rent our House!

The Charles Johnson House is an elegant pre-Civil War mansion which serves as the home of The American Legion Travis Post 76. Given its beauty, convenient central location, unbeatable rental rates, and generous rental terms, the Johnson House has also become one of the hottest event and party venues in Austin.

Whether planning a small business meeting or a large celebration, renters of the Johnson House are able to make their events work despite shrinking corporate and personal finances. This is because rentals at the Johnson House can be scaled to fit the needs of different budgets. Each room can often be rented separately, as can the super-sized lawn. Additionally, rental rates are lower on Fridays and even lower on weekdays.

Renters find that the biggest cost savings come from the generous rental terms, which allow rental customers to choose their own caterers and to bring in their own alcohol. This means that renters aren’t hit by the enormous fees often charged by other venues for these services. There are even complimentary chairs and tables for use by indoor rentals.

Best of all, the money earned from rentals allows The American Legion Travis Post 76 to maintain this historic structure and to fund Legion programs that support the youth and veterans of Central Texas.

Call now to speak with Suzyn, our full-time rental manager, who will work with you to make a perfect wedding, party, or corporate event. Suzyn can also help rental customers connect with  local resources, such as caterers, party rental companies, security, and others to make any sized event go off without a hitch.

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From the Editor

Continental Colors

In early 1775 the British siege of Boston had begun with April19th Battles of Lexington and Concord and the June 19th Battle of Bunker Hill.  In June 1775 George Washington was made Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in Philadelphia.  Washington set out immediately for Boston.

This flag was raised by the American militia under the command of George Washington on January 1st 1776 in Sommerville, Massachusetts, to celebrate the official formation of the American Continental Army.  The flag was designed by simply adding six white rebellious stripes to the British red ensign creating 13 red and white stripes representing the 13 colonies.  By keeping the British Union Jack in the flag the colonists showed they were not yet looking for total independence from England.  This is sometimes known as the Cambridge or Grand Union Flag.

March 1776 the British commander William Howe saw the British position as indefensible and withdrew the British forces from Boston on March 17th 1776 to Halifax Nova Scotia.