Meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30PM at the Tri-Star Veteran’s Resource Center

439 Rice St. Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Joseph Castorino, Post Commander

Post 141 has a new Post Commander, Joseph Castorino.  You may recognize him as the Post Historian as well.  Joseph is doing an amazing job with his continual posts listed under “This Day in Military History”.  Best of wishes on taking on the additional task of leadership in our Post.

 

A big thank you goes to our outgoing Commander, John Kitchen, for over two years of leadership of Post 141.  Best of luck with your other personal endeavors and we will still see you at the Post.  Thanks also goes to our outgoing Adjutant, Jeremy McLean.

 

A Friendly Reminder

On behalf of The Post Commander, and the fact that we are getting deeper into the National, as well as local political season, here is a reminder of Article II, Section 2 of the American Legion Constitution:

“The American Legion shall be absolutely nonpolitical and shall not be used for the dissemination of partisan principles nor for the promotion of the candidacy of any person seeking public office or preferment.”

The American Legion does not forbid any members from exercising their rights to support or vote for your candidates of choice, nor does it forbid Legion members from running for political office, in fact the American Legion encourages being involved in our communities.  The Legion, being a nonpolitical organization, does forbid bringing the American Legion into your politics.  Neither the Post, nor the Legion Members are permitted to support or endorse political candidates while representing the American Legion.

These things being said, please refrain from wearing Legion shirts, caps, etc. while attending political events or actually getting involved with campaigning in any means.  Please refrain from talking politics while attending Legion meetings and events.

The American Legion does support and encourage members being involved and exercising your rights to vote.

Post Commander’s Message

June is PTSD Awareness Month, so we all need to pay special attention to those in need of assistance.  This needs to be on our minds 24/7/365.  Reach out to a veteran and ask how they are doing. Be The One. Don’t forget the crisis phone number is:

988 opt 1 for Veterans 

 

 

Click here to contact:

 Commander@tnlegion141.org

 

Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion

For God and Country we associate ourselves together for the folowing purposes:

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars; to inculcate a sense of nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

WELCOME

Welcome to the Website of Tennessee Post 141 of The American Legion.  This website will be going through many transitions in the near future, and I will be looking for fellow members to assist with adding interesting content, photos, or suggestions and critiques.

American Legion Post 141 seeks to positively impact the community in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.  The organization is committed to supporting veterans and promoting patriotism and community engagement.

The initiatives undertaken by the Post, such as volunteering at the Alvin C. York Veteran’s Administration Hospital and supporting veterans’ mobility issues demonstrate a sincere dedication to improving the lives of veterans.  These efforts not only bring joy to the veterans but also foster a sense of community and camaraderie.

Sponsoring young men to attend the American Legion Boys State is a valuable contribution to the education of high school students, allowing them to experience and understand the working of local, community, and State government.  This initiative helps shape future leaders and responsible citizens.

Distributing American flags on Memorial Day and participating in a solemn ceremony on Veteran’s Day shows a commitment to honoring and remembering the sacrifices of veterans. These activities contribute to fostering a sense of patriotism and unity within the community.

Recognizing and encouraging the achievements of Junior ROTC participants, as well as acknowledging Eagle Scouts in Rutherford County, underscores the Post’s dedication to leadership development.  These initiatives not only motivate young individuals, but also contribute to the cultivation of strong and capable future leaders.

The positive outcomes, such as the smiles on veterans’ faces, the pride of a young soldier, or a citizen appreciating the American flag, illustrates the tangible impact of Post 141’s work.  We play a significant role in enhancing the well-being and sense of community in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, Tennessee.

admin@tnlegion141.org

 

NASCAR WEEKEND, Nashville Superspeedway June 28-30, 2024

 

Over the June 28, 2024 weekend the American Legion was represented at the Nashville Superspeedway for the race weekend.  Our Commander, Joseph Castorino, was present along with Ron Hessil from Post 141.  Joseph shared a couple pictures of the event.  The first picture has Joseph with Medal Of Honor Recipient Colonel Walter Joseph Marm, Jr.

The next picture includes Joseph and Ron along with the new Department Commander, John Davis.  I am not sure who the others in the picture are.

According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, here is the link to Col Marm’s information along with the citation for his Medal of Honor.

Click on the Medal of Honor

 

Chaplain’s Corner

Glenn Smyly is the Chaplain for Post 141 and will be adding inspirational thoughts often. Glenn is available for anyone who needs someone to talk with.
Glenn can be reached at: ChaplainGlenn@Tnlegion141.org

Oct 30, 2023

Food for thought: You must have noticed an outstanding characteristic of every end that the ego has accepted as it’s own.  When you have achieved it, it has not satisfied you.

That is why the ego is forced to shift ceaselessly from one goal to another, so that you will continue to hope it can yet offer you something. T144

 

This week is a very special time for us to reflect, honor and respect all of our fellow Veterans, their Family and Loved ones who have and continue to serve through our various groups, posts and activities.

 

Thank you dear Lord; for watching over us as the world goes through a transformation. To transform the world we must begin by first transforming ourselves.

Now is the time for us each to actively pursue that transformation…

OUR FUTURE

 

Since the school year is coming to an end, I want to recognize those who have decided to take the step to enlisting in one of our military branches. The majority that I will list here will probably be from Rutherford County schools, since that is the primary area we serve, however, I will post any relative from any of our post members if you send me the information I need including a small picture.  Looking for the name, age, branch of service entering, school attended and if they are related to a Post member.

 

Welcome future Veterans to a lifelong Brotherhood.  We support you and are proud that you have taken the steps necessary to protect this Great Nation, The United States of America.  Our prayers go with you in all your journeys.

 

I am starting this off with my Grandson:

Jacen Pugh, 18 Years Old, Class of 2024 Sycamore High School, Cheatham County, TN

Enlisted in the U.S.Navy as a Machinist Mate and selected to Submarine Service.

UPDATE

Jacen has been able to send one letter home, he is doing well and said he is actually sleeping in a submarine at this time.  Guess it’s a great way to make sure future submariners are not claustrophobic. He graduates from Navy Bootcamp Aug 22, 2024.  Unfortunately, due to the number of guests he’s allowed to have, 3, I will not be able to be present to observe his graduation.

 

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Hello!

 

My name is Joseph Castorino, and I am the Historian of Rutherford County Post 141. I will be compiling a record of Post events and happenings for the year. I am in the process of researching Post historical data so we can all learn about the history of our Post. If anyone has any information about the history of the Post or past events, please feel free to email me at historian@tnlegion141.org.

This Day in American Military History

14 July 1813: Lt. John M. Gamble, the first U.S. Marine to command a U.S. Navy ship, made a valuable capture during the War of 1812. On the Greenwich, he captured the formidable British whaling ship Seringapatam, a victory made sweeter because the larger Seringapatam had more crew and guns.

Brandus, Paul. This Day in U.S. Military History (pp. 173-174). Bernan Press. Kindle Edition.

BE THE ONE

 

Our Legion Post consists of Veterans from different branches of the armed forces, of members of different backgrounds, races, beliefs, and we support many organizations and community services but none are as critical as the Legion’s BE THE ONE program.  We served wearing different uniforms but now we MUST serve each other and leave no one behind.  Click on the card to get more information on this outstanding program.


 

Since I am still new to the Post, many of you do not know me, I’m Russ Mauzy, your website administrator, and an Army Veteran.  I currently drive a truck for a full time living so I might not always be in the immediate area to meet, however, my phone is always on and it doesn’t matter the time of day or night, if you need someone to talk to, feel free to call me anytime.  (615)295-3257

 

VETERAN’S CRISIS PHONE NUMBERS

1-800-273-8255 press 1

or

988 press 1

 

During our Sept 21. 2023 meeting we were addressed by Virginia Spini, a Suicide Prevention Case Manager with the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  With her permission, below is a copy of her business card with contact information.

 

 

 

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