Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion

Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion Serving Veterans and our community. Currently, due to Covid-19, we have limited hours. Serving food from 5-7 pm. This week we are open Fri, Sat, & Sun. Next week, we will add Wed & Thurs.
The American Legion, Department of Maryland. Three types of membership: Legionnaires (Veterans), American Legion Auxiliary (ladies whose immediate relative is/was eligible to be a Legionnaire and female veterans); Sons of the American Legion (a male whose parent or grandparent was a Veteran eligible for membership). Not for profit organization. Helping Veterans. Annual membership: Legionnaires $40; ALA $25; SAL $30.
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New Lounge Hours.  We've added Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Added to menu on Wednesdays and Thursdays:  Ham Salad, or Chef...
07/20/2020

New Lounge Hours. We've added Wednesdays and Thursdays. Added to menu on Wednesdays and Thursdays: Ham Salad, or Chef Salad, or Beef BBQ. All served with cole slaw and a bag of chips.

Trying to join The American Legion but can't find your discharge papers?  Whether you are joining as a Legionnaire (vete...
07/17/2020

Trying to join The American Legion but can't find your discharge papers? Whether you are joining as a Legionnaire (veteran), or Sons of the American Legion (SAL) or American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) you need proof of your military service or that of your parent or grandparent (for SAL), or immediate family for ALA. Here's the info on how to get a copy. Annual dues are $40 for Legionnaires and $30 for SAL or ALA. Active duty do not pay for 1st year of membership. For more info, please send email to [email protected]. Thanks.

From Health Department
07/17/2020

From Health Department

It is critical to stay in compliance with social distancing and facial covering requirements for restaurants in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The latest news from Governor Hogan.
07/17/2020

The latest news from Governor Hogan.

07/17/2020

This week we are open Fri, Sat, and Sun. Next week we will add Wed & Thurs. Times will be announced.

Please join us for a great evening with fantastic music by the GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY. Everyone is welcomed.  Requesting a ...
07/16/2020

Please join us for a great evening with fantastic music by the GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY. Everyone is welcomed. Requesting a $5 donation per person.

Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion's cover photo
07/16/2020

Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion's cover photo

Cornhole Tournament OPEN TO THE PUBLIC --- This Saturday in Backyard.  Please practice social distancing and bring your ...
07/16/2020

Cornhole Tournament OPEN TO THE PUBLIC --- This Saturday in Backyard. Please practice social distancing and bring your facemask. Enter through our Lounge and proceed to backyard. Facemask must be worn when standing/walking through Lounge. Come try your skill or your luck! But, most of all, please have fun!

If you're a Veteran or still on Active Duty, National Guard or the Reserves and would like to join The American Legion P...
07/16/2020

If you're a Veteran or still on Active Duty, National Guard or the Reserves and would like to join The American Legion Post 47, Havre de Grace, here's the application form. Annual dues are just $40 and are being collected now for the 2020-2021 membership year. The Adjutant will need to see proof of your status, i.e., DD214, CAC card, etc. New members get voted on during the second Wednesday of every month during our General Post Meeting at 7 pm. Come join us. We'd love to have you join us in our mission to help Veterans and our community. Those on Active Duty are free for the first year of membership.

Hi, it's time to mark your calendars for The American Legion Post 47 OKTOBERFEST.  Please share the flyers with your fri...
07/13/2020

Hi, it's time to mark your calendars for The American Legion Post 47 OKTOBERFEST. Please share the flyers with your friends. Registration forms are now being accepted. If you're a direct vendor, only 1/company will be accepted. We'll have treasures and masterpieces for all. We'll also have delicious German food. Looking for a band/musician to play German music. Let's make it the best Arts, Crafts, & Direct Vendor Show!!

Quote from the Hogs & Heroes page inviting our community to join the parade - thanking those who served our country."The...
07/13/2020

Quote from the Hogs & Heroes page inviting our community to join the parade - thanking those who served our country.
"These Veteran's deserve better and we want to show them some love and support as they are stuck inside without visitors. This is open to EVERYONE who supports our Military Veterans and all they do and have done for our country.
Meeting in the church parking lot to stage. We will slowly ride by and beep the horns and wave to the vets. Please be there and ready to go by 4pm. If you are bringing a vehicle feel free to bring flags and decorate if you want."

Christmas in July is on today.  What fabulous treasures and masterpieces we have.  Show started at 9 am and goes to 3 pm...
07/11/2020

Christmas in July is on today. What fabulous treasures and masterpieces we have. Show started at 9 am and goes to 3 pm. Visit us in the Pavilion, Backyard, front Driveway and inside. Selling Pit Beef/Pit Ham/Pit Turkey till 2 pm unless we run out. Thanks. :)

Thank you Mike Waid and Hogs & Heroes.  Appreciate all you do for The American Legion and other Veteran organizations.  ...
07/10/2020

Thank you Mike Waid and Hogs & Heroes. Appreciate all you do for The American Legion and other Veteran organizations. You guys and gals ROCK.

MD 2 had planned to make a Donation to our legion in February but Covid had other plan's. So tonight at the First Monthly Meeting they have had since January we made another Donation to them. We love our legion Family and Supporting the Veteran's at this post since 2016. It's All About The Mission. Also beside this Check we had bought all the supplies to Paint the Upstairs Hall and Downstairs hall as well as Bought and Replaced the downstairs floor,Walls and other miscellaneous item's to help them reopen from Covid with a New look. It gives the Veteran's a nice place to come to and also a nice place to rent out for the income to support the legion.

07/08/2020

Our General Post Meeting is this evening at 7 pm. If you're a Legionnaire, please attend. Nominations for new officers will be held. We have a few vacancies: Commander, 1st Vice, and Executive Committee. Hope you can make it.

After 4 months of Covid and being closed, we're being creative in fundraising.  A few volunteers will be selling tickets...
07/07/2020

After 4 months of Covid and being closed, we're being creative in fundraising. A few volunteers will be selling tickets for a 2-tier raffle this Saturday during our Christmas in July Art, Crafts, and Vendor Show (9 am-3pm) Need not be present to win. One ticket is $5 and 5 tickets are just $20. Awesome prizes. Here's the flyer. If interested, bring your $5 or your $20. Thank you. Tickets can also be purchased in our lounge on weekends.

06/28/2020

Please be patient with our very Limited menu for next few weeks: wings, chicken tenders, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, corn fritters, and poppers. Thank you!!!!

06/28/2020

Open TODAY from 2-10 pm.Fri 3 Jul: 4-11:59pm Karaoke @ 8. Sat 4 Jul 2-11:59pm Band @ 7.

06/28/2020

Meetings at Post 47 have resumed. Our next General Post Meeting will be on Wednesday, July 8th, at 7 pm. If you're a Legionnaire, please attend. We will be nominating members to be our Post Officers for the 2020-2021 year and discussing the new Constitution and By-Laws. Members nominated for office must either be in attendance or submit an acceptance letter. If you're interested in being nominated please send an email to Commander or Adjutant: [email protected] or [email protected]. Thank you. :)

Logos of our Armed Forces - correct alignment in accordance with when the Service became part of Department of Defense: ...
06/28/2020

Logos of our Armed Forces - correct alignment in accordance with when the Service became part of Department of Defense: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Space Force.

Want to join The American Legion but can't find your DD214?  Read below please.  The American Legion federal charter is ...
06/28/2020

Want to join The American Legion but can't find your DD214? Read below please. The American Legion federal charter is now open to those who served in the Armed Forces (or are currently serving) anytime after December 7, 1941. The Armed Forces consist of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Space Force (recently added in Dec 2019). Email the Post Adjutant for more info: [email protected].

Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion's cover photo
06/28/2020

Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion's cover photo

06/26/2020

Music in Lounge or Deck: 3 Jul = Karaoke. 4 Jul = Start2Finish Band, 7 pm.

Finally opening this evening.  Yay!  Please read:  To answer questions that folks have been asking concerning facemasks/...
06/26/2020

Finally opening this evening. Yay! Please read: To answer questions that folks have been asking concerning facemasks/rules while at our Post during Phase 2:
1. To enter the Lounge, you must be wearing a facemask. There will be someone checking membership cards so please bring yours.
2. The Lounge capacity during Phase 2 is at 50% which means seating for 50 members and their guests. Only 1 guest per member and member must sign ledger annotating you as his/her guest. Members, of course, have priority on seating.
3. If there is no chair for you to sit on in the Lounge, please enjoy our deck.
4. While seated, mask need not be worn so that you're able to enjoy your food, drinks & conversation.
5. Anytime that you're standing, mask must be worn.
6. All staff must wear facemask unless on deck taking a break and adhering to social distancing.

06/26/2020

Did you know? All customers over the age of two are required to wear Face Coverings while inside any Personal Services Establishment, except to the extent wearing a Face Covering would make it impossible for services to be performed. (from Exec order of 10 June)

To answer questions that folks have been asking concerning facemasks/rules while at our Post during Phase 2:1.  To enter...
06/25/2020

To answer questions that folks have been asking concerning facemasks/rules while at our Post during Phase 2:
1. To enter the Lounge, you must be wearing a facemask. There will be someone checking membership cards so please bring yours.
2. The Lounge capacity during Phase 2 is at 50% which means seating for 50 members and their guests. Only 1 guest per member and member must sign ledger annotating you as his/her guest. Members, of course, have priority on seating.
3. If there is no chair for you to sit on in the Lounge, please enjoy our deck.
4. While seated, mask need not be worn so that you're able to enjoy your food, drinks & conversation.
5. Anytime that you're standing, mask must be worn.
6. All staff must wear facemask unless on deck taking a break.

Having a concern with our food pantry but first of all,  Thank you to all that keep it stocked.  The concern we're havin...
06/23/2020

Having a concern with our food pantry but first of all, Thank you to all that keep it stocked. The concern we're having is that there are a few people that are taking food and then trashing it at the park and around our Post, some even unopened. For those doing the trashing, please be more respectful and clean up after yourselves; only take what you really need and leave the rest for others. Thank you.

06/22/2020

Anyone interested in a part-time cook position? Call Shirl, 410.939.0234.

06/21/2020
Susquehannock Wildlife Society

Black Bear info.

We have been notified that a young black bear was seen in the city limits of Havre de Grace last night and euthanized by the police department due to the perceived threat it could pose to the community. Many have asked why the Maryland Department of Natural Resources would not respond to tranquilize and trap the bear but from what we understand they do not remove and relocate bears unless they have caused a conflict with humans or show signs of aggression. This bear was likely looking for food and while we understand it may be unsettling to see one in a densely populated area, bears do not like being in close proximity to people for long and with enough loud noises it likely would have vacated to a more natural space. We were not there so we are only speculating based on other experiences.

To hopefully prevent some of these outcomes in the future, we are working to create a forum where we can work with our partners to help educate our community on how to live alongside and respond to bear encounters like this one. Sometimes a negative outcome is unavoidable but we want to make sure that the tools are there and can be utilized readily by those responding. We understand that here we all are not used to dealing with bears in the way that our western counties and neighboring states have learned to over the years since populations have become established. This is the time to learn before more bears arrive in our landscape.

Since we cannot change what already occurred and there have been other recent sightings in the more rural areas of the county, we wanted to reach out to all of you with some helpful tips and a video we love to post whenever one shows up. We hope to both protect future animals that may find their way here and prevent any negative encounters.

First, black bears were once a part of our local ecosystem but were wiped out due to over hunting and loss of habitat. Over time they have been expanding from the more wild areas to return to some of their former range. Thanks to land preservation efforts we now have better bear habitat than we have had for a long time. This is a good thing.

Should we be concerned? No, but we need to all work together to ensure the bear doesn't get acclimated to humans providing it a food source. A good general rule is to never leave pet food outside, secure trash cans, and take down accessible bird feeders at night. If the bear shows any signs of aggression please stay indoors or leave its presence and contact Maryland DNR's Bear Hotline 410-260-8888 or your local law enforcement agency. A bear simply showing up somewhere is not itself a threat.

Often seen as human-killers, black bear attacks are actually incredibly rare, with an estimated hundreds of thousands of black bears inhabiting North America, approximately 100 deaths that have been recorded in the last 100 years. Most of those were probably were related to a mother protecting her young. Our group at Susquehannock Wildlife Society has collectively encountered dozens of bears at varying distances while traveling around the country without incident but proper guidelines must be followed to prevent any preventable attacks.

Black bears are actually omnivores, mostly eating a variety of plants, berries, and less so, some prey items ranging from small rodents, fish, and on rarer occasion creatures as large as young deer.

If you see a bear and it is acting normally, there is nothing you need to do except enjoy the experience, keep a safe distance and take a photo! We know many of you would love to see them, but please do not pursue them, bears, like any animal will defend themselves if they feel threatened. The "rule of thumb" is a good way to gauge your proximity, if you can hold your thumb at arm's length and obscure the animal, you are at least at the minimum distance, which for a bear is 200-300 feet.

Be safe and respect our wildlife. Through education and doing what we can to protect even the largest of species, we can coexist peacefully.

More information can be found here:
http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/hunt_trap/bblivingwith.aspx

Black Bear Video:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=849860358405663&id=157987174259655

Havre de Grace Police Department Statement:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2688144178135336&id=1539884252961340

06/20/2020

Lots of folks are asking if we are open yet. We need volunteers to be able to open. Need volunteers to help finish remodeling the lounge. Need volunteers to help take food orders in the lounge when we're open; need volunteers to wipe down the tables, deliver food, etc. Without volunteers, we cannot open. So, for all of our family members (Legionnaires, SAL, Auxiliary, ALR): PLEASE VOLUNTEER. The American Legion is a VOLUNTEER organization. Everyone wants to see it open again. We do too! So, please consider volunteering - even if just for an hour or two. Cannot and will not OPEN without you. You decide how soon we open. Be part of a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More). For now, when we do open, our Lounge will be at 50% capacity as directed by the Phase 2 reopening guidelines. So, if you are NOT a member, hope you'll understand why you cannot come in as someone's guest. Please consider joining and request info from our Post Adjutant by email: [email protected]. Thanks in advance for volunteering. If you need more info about volunteering, please call our Post Manager Shirl, 410-939-0234.

Time for a fantastic raffle.  Tickets available soonest.
06/19/2020

Time for a fantastic raffle. Tickets available soonest.

Important Announcement.  We've had to change our Grand Opening date from 19 June to 26 June.  Please spread the word.  T...
06/18/2020

Important Announcement. We've had to change our Grand Opening date from 19 June to 26 June. Please spread the word. Thank you. :)

Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion's cover photo
06/18/2020

Joseph L Davis Post 47 American Legion's cover photo

Address

501 Saint John Street
Havre De Grace, MD
21078

General information

Post Meetings (all times are at 7 pm); 1st & 3d Wednesdays - Executive Committee; 2d Wednesday - General Post Meeting; 2d Monday - Auxiliary; 3d Tuesday - Sons of the American Legion; Last Thursday - American Legion Riders. First Fridays - 5-8 pm 2d & 3d Saturdays - Pit Beef @ Garage, 11 am - 2 pm 3d Saturday - Cornhole Tournament, 6-9 pm Last Monday - Family Kids Night, 5 pm

Opening Hours

Wednesday 15:00 - 22:00
Thursday 15:00 - 22:00
Friday 16:00 - 00:00
Saturday 14:00 - 22:00
Sunday 15:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(410) 939-0234

Services

  • Catering
  • Groups
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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How The American Legion Began in 1919

At the Paris Caucus, which opened on March 15, 1919, over six hundred men from many different organizations, both enlisted and commissioned, entered deliberations, out of which was born The American Legion. Out of the six hundred plus attendees, at least eleven have been positively identified as Marylanders.

Following the Paris Caucus, a second caucus was held - this time, in St. Louis, Missouri, under the leadership of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Col. Roosevelt had been in communication with James A. Gary, Jr. regarding representation from the state of Maryland. Mr. Gary contacted H. Findlay French, J. Craig McLanahan, and Henry S. Barrett. These four met at the Merchants Club and worked out the plans for preliminary organization and representation at the St. Louis Caucus. The delegation would consist of 15 men, 60% of whom were required to be of the enlisted ranks. The delegates named James A. Garym, Jr. as State Chairman. Unfortunately, business pressures prevented Mr. Garym from attending the St. Louis Caucus, so H. Findlay French acted as Chairman of the delegation at the caucus.

Upon the delegation's return from the St. Louis Caucus, a meeting was held in which all veterans were invited and a temporary organization was set up. A Charter was issued to the Department of Maryland by the National Headquarters, then in New York, on May 24, 1919, as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization.

The American Legion, Department of Maryland is a community-service organization which now numbers nearly 81,000 members -- men and women -- in 157 American Legion Posts throughout the state of Maryland. These posts range in size from 15 members to over 4,700 members in a given post.

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