Madison Alabama American Legion Post 229

Post 229's 4th Qtr Activities:  Oct-Dec 2023.

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Join Madison American Legion Post 229: Submit cash, a check or an online submission for $45 payable to American Legion Post 229, Mail to: P.O.Box 194, Madison, AL 35758 or call: 256-258-8534 (leave a message). 

Donations to Post 229's new 501(c)3 Foundation +             are now accepted. Contact Cdr. Vannoy or Lori Drown.  A link to Post 229's donation web site information and list of recent contributors are at the folder:  "DONATE TO MADISON AMERICAN LEGION POST 229".]

OCT 2023:

mail1 Oct - District 12 Meeting at Post 15 in Decatur 1-2 P.M.  (Note: A free "lunch" precedes the meeting.)

 mail4 Oct - The North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organization Coalition's 23rd Anniversary-third annual Founders' Day Lunch, 10-11 A.M. social; 11:30-12:30 Lunch/program.

 mail7 Oct - Madison Street Festival.  Legion meets before the event at Post 229's Legion Park in downtown Madison.  Event starts at 9 A.M. 

mail12 Oct - Monthly American Legion Post 229 Meeting: Auxiliary meeting 1730 (5:30 PM);  Post Social 1830 (6:30 PM); Post 229 Meeting 1900 (7:00 PM) at Black Patch Distillery, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison.

mail10 Oct - First Command is offering a free class 7-8 P.M. at Black Patch Distillery: "Common Financial Mistakes". Contact Kathy Wilson: (256)513-6341.

mail16 Oct -  Game Night at Tut Fann, (3rd Monday of each month) 18:00 to 20:00 hrs (6-8 PM).

  • 17 Oct - Veteran's Club Meeting at Monark Grove Senior Living at 11:00 A.M

mail 17 Oct - First Command's 2nd class 7-8 P.M. at Black Patch Distillery: "Getting the Most from the TSP". Contact Kathy Wilson: (256)513-6341.

mail19-20 Oct - 52nd Retiree Appreciation Days.  1.) 19 Oct: ID Cards (Bldg 3494) 0730-1700; SJA Legal Services (Bldg 3439) 0830-1530. 2.) 20 Oct:  Free Breakfast and Lunch and Benefits Briefings (Heiser Hall, Bldg 3712)  0900-1215;  Health Fair (Free FLu Shots)/vendors and Exhibits - (Community Activity Center, Bldg 3711) 12:15-15:30).

mail 20 Oct - James Clemens H.S. Football team veteran appreciation game to be held at Madison City's stadium.  See Post 229 Cdr or Vice Cdr or show up before the game for free tickets. Game begins at 7 P.M. Tickets will be available at the gate at or about 6 P.M.

mail 26 Oct - Monthly open Veterans' Breakfast at Little Libby's Catfish at 234 Lime Quarry Rd., Madison, AL - starts at 08:30 A.M.

mail 28 Oct - Boy Scout Troop Blood Drive (1000 to 1500 hrs) at Madison City Hall on Hughes Rd.

mail 28 Oct:  Volunteers needed to build out the new Post 229 parade trailer float

mail 31 Oct - Trunk N' Treat.  Madison City will hold a Trunk or Treat tailgate event for halloween on Main Street, Madison City.  Post 229 will participate by handing out American Legion Halloween coloring books and 4 crayons from the back of Cdr's truck. See Cdr's sign-up.​  (Note:  Please save left over (or new wrapped Halloween Candy) to hand out to kids along the Madison Christmas Parade route in December.)

NOV 2023:  Numerous veteran week events will be added once finalized... 

mail​ 3 Nov - 17th Annual YMCA Veterans Prayer Breakfast to be held at the Hogan Family YMCA, 130 Park Square, Madison.  Veterans' & Military may request free tickets. Doors open & Coffe available at 06:45 a.m.  Veterans attend free.  Post 229 already has one table reserved - notify Cdr, Post 229 if planning to attend (dress business casual or legion "coat and tie" attire.). Or contact, or 256-428-9622 ext. 3008.

mail​ 4 Nov - Flag Placement for Veterans Day. 10:00 A.M. meet at Madison City Hall.  A Vetarans Gravestone Cleaning event will also be held on the 4th at 11:00 A.M. - meet at the old Civil War cemetery on the southside of Mill Road.


mailPoppy Handout Schedule- Veterans Week 2023 Note Major Schedule Changes per Friday Night call, as listed below and given available personnel!
Date Start Time End Time Location
Sat. 11/4 11 A.M. 5 P.M. Kroger, 4579 Wall Triana Hwy, Madison
Sat. 11/4 1 P.M. 5 P.M. Walmart - 7140 Wall Triana Hwy, Madison
Sat. 11/4 1 P.M. 3 P.M. Lowes, 7920 Hwy 72, Madison
Sun. 11/5 1 P.M. 6 P.M. Kroger, 8855 Hw 72W, Madison
Sun. 11/5 11 A.M. 6 P.M. Walmart - 7140 Wall Triana Hwy, Madison
Sun. 11/5 11 A.M. 5 P.M. Lowes, 7920 Hwy 72, Madison


  • 7 Nov - The Semper Fi Community Task Force (SFCTF) of No. Alabama Heroes Week Welcome.  Meet at Huntsville Airport by 2:45 P.M. to be in place before guests proceed through the flag line. (Bring U.S. Flags, signs, etc.)  ​

Veterans Day Senior Living Veterans/Spouses Gift Hand-Out Schedule (Final)

Visit Date & Time Facility Address
Wednesday 11/8 at 2:30 p.m. Merrill Gardens 121 Brookridge Dr. Madison
Friday 11/10 at 9:30 a.m. Madison Manor 3891 Sullivan St, Madison
Friday 11/10 at 10:15 a.m. Madison Village 6016 Wall Triana Hwy, Madison
Friday 11/10 at 11:00 a.m. Valley View 5968 Wall Traina Hwy, Madison
Friday 11/10 at 12:00 p.m. Monark Grove 11260 County Line Rd., Madison
Friday 11/10 at 1:00 p.m. Madison at the Range 10801 County Line Rd., Madison
Friday 11/10 at 1:45 p.m. Heritage Assisted Living County Line Rd., Madison
  • 9 Nov - Abbreviated Monthly American Legion Post 229 Meeting at 6 p.m. We will have a very short business meeting followed by a meal from Lawlers BBQ. No auxiliary meeting - (we will do our service project of preparing gifts in its place.)   All events are held at Black Patch Distilling, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison.

mailCity/County of Madison School Functions for Veterans Week 2023

School Type of Function Date/Time Post 229 members can participate in any event.  Float trailer is only available as shown
Monrovia Middle School, 1216 Jeff Rd. Breakfast and Assembly in the gym Nov. 8th, 0830 – 10:30 Enter at the back of the school by the gym.
-Arrive 8:30-8:45 for Breakfast
- Assembly begins at 9:20 am.
Columbia Elementary School, 667 Balch Rd. School Parade with Post 229's float Nov. 9th, 9:00- 9:30 am Post 229's float will participate: - Stage at Stacey Harring’s house NLT 0830- earlier to help decorate (0745). 106 Tweed, Madison.
All others: Line up on the car line driveway. Cdr Vannoy is driving.
Discovery Middle Assembly and Breakfast Nov. 9th,
- 1st Assembly at 0830
- Breakfast at 9:00
- 2nd Assembly @ 0945
Two (2) programs with a free Veteran breakfast in-between. Just show up, no RSVP needed. If arriving for first (1st)  or second (2nd) assembly, enter through the gym. Enter for breakfast through the front office. Students will be there to escort.Note:
Note: A Post 229 float conflict with CES parade.
Heritage Elementary School Parade Nov. 9th, 9:00 am RSVPs requested to Jean Downs
Mill Creek Elementary School Parade Nov. 9th, 1:00 pm Note: Post 229's float will participate. Glen Norris is driving. Stage at the Mill Creek Greenway (Dog walk park) on corner of Mill Rd. and Balch Rd. Madison.
Liberty Middle School Lunch and Assembly Nov. Nov. 9th.
- Program 1 @ 8:30
- Program 2 @0930
- Lunch 11:00- 12:50 and
- Program 3 @12:50
Three (3) Programs: Veterans can go to any of them. If you want to go to lunch let Jean Downs know (256-929-8450 or or RSVP directly to Ms. Tunstill
MidTown Elementary School School Parade Nov 9th, 9:00 am Line Up near the guard shack by 8:50 am. Breakfast in media center following parade.  Post can not participate with float in parade.
Rainbow Elementary  School Parade Nov 9th, 1:00 pm Post 229's float can not participate - schedule conflict
Madison Elementary  Assembly and Breakfast 1.  Wed, Nov 8th Assembly;
2.  Thurs., Nov 9th: Parade through school at 08:30 a.m.C16
Post 229's float can not participate - schedule conflict


mail Veterans Club Meeting at Monark Grove Senior LIving at 12:00 p.m.

  • yes 11 Nov - Huntsville's Veteran's Day Parade kicks off at 11:00 A.M.  Park and board Post 229's trailer at the VA Center (off Markaview/14th street) at 0845 for travel to the assigned parade order location in Huntsville.  (Did you misss that there are numerous "Free offerings for veterans, check various new media.)


American Legion 2023 Veteran's Day Parade Float build crew: Cdr Vannoy, Dan May, Danny Marr, Jim Frederick, Glen Norris, Brady Rogers, Bill McGahey (Not pictured: Richard Eissler.)

  • 13 Nov - Veteran Hospice Home visits with Affinity Hospice Care and Pallatative Care.  Meet at their location on Hughes Rd, across from the new, car wash place and gym at 0900.  Visits are from 0900-1400.  If volunteers are available on Tuesday, visits will continue.
  • 18 Nov - Flag Pick-up for Veterans Day, meet at City Hall at 10:00 a.m.
  • 23 Nov - Veteran's Breakfast at Libby CAtfish Diner at 08:30.
  • 20 Nov - Game Night at Tut Fann at 6:00 p.m.

Dec 2023:

  • 2 Dec - Survivor Outreach Services Children Christmas Party toys/candy support at JAVA Cafe on Redstone.
  • 9 Dec - Madison City Christmas Parade.  Parade kicks off at 5:00 P.M.  Staging time at 3:30 p.m. Location - TBD.
  • 14 Dec - Visit with Veterans at Monark Grove, 11260 County Line Rd. Madison.  Meet at: 12:00 Noon.  
  • 14 Dec - Monthly American Legion Post 229 Meeting: (Chili Cook-off Competition) We will have a short business meeting followed by voting and dinner. ( No Auxiliary meeting; we will do our December service project in its place.)  The Sign-up Genius to sign up for side dishes/deserts: (American Legion 229: December Mtg Chili Cook-off).  Our Post 229 Meeting will begin at1800 (6:00 PM) at Black Patch Distillery, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison.
  • 15 Dec -  JROTC Flag Retirement Ceremony: 1:00 P.M. at James Clemens High School, behind the school in the Outdoor Classroom area.
  • 16 Dec -  Christmas Wreaths Placement, for veteran burial sites in Madison.  Meet at Madison City Hall at 10:00 a.m..
  • 18 Dec - Packing of Christmas Gifts:  At 5:00 P.M., meet at Jean's house: 129 Bluff Spring Dr.  We are preparing gifts for the veterans at the Downtown Rescue Mission, Madison Manor and Valley View senior facilities.
  • 18-19 Dec - Post 229 volunteers Holiday Hosting at the Veteran Administration (VA) CBOC: 08:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sign up Genius Link:

Jan 2024:

  • 6  Jan  -  Christmas Wreaths Pick up 10:00 a.m., volunteers meet at Madison City Hall.
  • 11 JanMonthly American Legion Post 229 Meeting: Auxiliary meeting 1730 (5:30 PM);  Post Social 1830 (6:30 PM); Post 229 Meeting 1900 (7:00 PM) at Black Patch Distillery, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison.
  • 15 Jan - Game Night at Floyd E.  Tut Fann home: 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
  • 25 Jan - Monthly open Veterans' Breakfast at Little Libby's Catfish at 234 Lime Quarry Rd., Madison, AL - starts at 08:30 A.M.

Feb 2024:

  • 8 FebMonthly American Legion Post 229 Meeting: Auxiliary meeting 1730 (5:30 PM);  Post Social 1830 (6:30 PM); Post 229 Meeting 1900 (7:00 PM) at Black Patch Distillery, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison.
  • 10 Feb - American Legion's Madison County Oratorical Competition will be held at Madison City Hall, 100 Hughes Rd. in Madison.  Contestants must arrive by 0930; Competition assistants needed for set-up at 0830.  Judges must arrive by 0900.
  • 22 Feb - Monthly open Veterans' Breakfast at Little Libby's Catfish at 234 Lime Quarry Rd., Madison, AL - starts at 08:30 A.M.

Mar 2024:

  •  VFW in Huntsville will be hosting a "Butt" roast in March 2024.  Contact Booby Lee for details.


Note: All dates are subject to change! 

Administrative Notes:  Contact Post 229's Commander or Board Members if intereted in participating in any event.  Or simply join the event.  Previous events are available on separate pages by date ranges for historical information.

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