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John F. McNulty Memorial Post 298 Information

  •  Post Commander
Wes Simpkins post298@gmail.com
  •  Post Adjutant
Wes Simpkins post298@gmail.com
  •  Address
29449 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

 
 
  • Post Meetings

3rd Tuesday of the Month

2:00PM (Temporarily postponed due to Covid)
  • Quarterly Bingo
Temporarily postoned due to Covid Day, time varies per Activities Schedule


 

Post 298 Commander Wes Simpkins, a disabled veteran volunteering in the community, still serving veterans at "Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

John F. McNulty Memorial Post 298's charter was created on June 15, 1988.  We were formed to honor and in tribute to the veterans of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home as well with the intent of providing the many American Legion members who enter the facility the ability to continue their membership, participate in the The American Legion while enhancing any comfort, strength and comradeship we may be able to provide.

Post 298 is proud to be located on the grounds, included within the walls of the only State or Federal Veterans Facility in this great country.
Post 298 operates within the guidelines of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, managed by HMR Veterans Services, Inc. under the direction of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs.

Post 298 is active in engaging the veterans at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home per permission, compliance with HIPPA guidelines with events in the community, public relations including local news-media sources in print and virtual/on-line. Post 298 also assists the District (Six) it belongs to with Public Relations in seeing additional Posts in District Six are able to connect with their local media outlets.



LOCAL HISTORY

Good read about Charlotte Hall School (Military Academy) history, prior to it becoming Charlotte Hall Veterans Home...........
Town of Charlotte Hall................

Our Post is proud to bear and honor the name of John F. McNulty Memorial Post 298 in remembrance to his statesmanship.

To read more about John F. McNulty, our history..........

Spring 2022 Newsletter



Unfortunately, due to "Covid" Charlotte Hall Veterans Home has had to follow strict guidelines, HIPPA rules, etc. where visitors, volunteers are not allowed access to the facilty, which would include our Post. are limited in regards to access, etc. under the current outbreak. This is a necessity to better safeguard the residents, our veterans. The majority of our Post members reside in Charlotte Hall Veterans Home itself, so please keep all the residents there in your prayers.

While we do have members in our Post who reside outside the grounds of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home the majority of our members physically live within the facility itself, calling it home, most are advanced in age, others physically-mentally challenged and frail. 

Thanks to the many brother-sister, Department of Maryland American Legion Posts, American Legion Auxillary Posts, Sons of American Legion Posts, American Legion Rider Posts that support Post 298 here at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home as we are fairly unique and distinct as Americal Legion Post's go.


Our many veterans who reside in Assisted Living, Convalescent, Alzheimers Units, etc. appreciate everything you do for them! They are our heroes without capes! Hopefully this terrible virus will fade to where restrictions can be removed and we can once again gain access to our members and Charlotte Hall Veterans Home as a whole.

Even though John F. McNulty Memorial Post 298 may not be the largest American Legion Post in the Department of Maryland as we are somewhat unique in regards to the many limitations of the majority of our members, we are a proud bunch. We do not allow our physical shortcomings prevent us from being involved in our community championing various young High School boys in the American Legion's Boy's State Program, volunteering-participating in various community events, Southern Maryland Youth Camp, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, local Fire Departments, misc. veterans celebrations, parades, services, etc. We are not ashamed of our American Legion motto, "For God and Country," nor are we ever persuaded to apologize. Abraham Lincoln once said, " Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” Scars from serving in our nations military, both men and women alike are not always visible to the eye, physically outward. Many of our veterans who were in combat never left the battlefield, had separation from loved ones, stress, etc. and still bear inward scars that never heal and are left to struggle with daily.

While many of our members may have wrinkled brows we do not have wrinkled hearts, we are proud veterans who have served our country and relish being a Legionaire in America's oldest Veterans Organization. "Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” – Daniel Francois Esprit Auber


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THE AMERICAN LEGION FOUR PILLARS

 

 

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation #1
VA Claims Backlog • Access to VA Health Care • Network of Service Officers • VA Vet Centers • Health-care Funding Formula • Veterans with Special Needs • Volunteering • Final Respects • Heroes to Hometowns • Careers for Veterans • Homelessness • GI Bill Benefits

National Security #2
Support for the Troops • Size of the Armed Forces • Quality of Life • Homeland Security • POW/MIAs • Operation Comfort Warriors

Americanism #3
Flag Protection • Illegal Immigration • Voter Registration and Participation • Boy Scouts of America • The Pledge of Allegiance • Establishment-Clause Lawsuits • Legacy Run • Boys Nation • American Legion Baseball

Children & Youth #4
Child Pornography • Catastrophic Illness • Intellectual Disabilities • Immunization • Family Integrity • Media Violence • Drug Abuse Child Sexual Exploitation • Family Support Network • Temporary Financial Assistance • Samsung Scholarship • Child Welfare Foundation


Charlotte Hall Veterans Home residents and Post 298 members providing memories to a local newspaper (The Enterprise) for Veterans Day. To read the article- click here

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home also has an in-house VSO who is there to help not only residents, but all veterans as well.

Courtesy of www.charhall.org...........The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Service and Benefits Program provides assistance in obtaining benefits for veterans and their eligible dependents.  Here at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, we are fortunate to have an Accredited Veterans Service Officer located within our facility.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data shows that veterans represented by accredited organizations receive significantly greater disability benefits than their non-represented counterparts.

As part of our (Charlotte Hall Veterans Home) admissions process, our Veterans Service Officer will review military discharge documents, DD214's and individual circumstances of service in order to provide the best possible assistance and benefits they may qualify for.  We will review eligibility through the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, the National Cemeteries Administration as well as other Maryland programs designed to assist veterans. 

As a service to our residents, our Service Officer will also assist with developing, preparing, submitting, and tracking disability compensation/pension claims to the Veterans Benefits Administration.  Benefits that may apply to our residents include:

  • Disability Compensation
  • Veterans Pension
  • Veterans Pension with Aid & Attendance
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Survivors Pension,
  • Other benefits including Adapted House grants, Service-Disable Veterans' Insurance, and Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance

"Veteran Service Officer/Director of Marketing" at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home: Lisa Donor (standing alongside Maryland Secretary of Veteran Affairs George Owens)- ldonor@hmrmd.com 301-884-8171/Extension 5117

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home residents, Post 298 attending
Southern MD Vietnam War Veteran 50th Anniversary Salute

 




 

 

 



Old Post 298 news, website, misc......................

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Newsletter

 

                                            
 




 



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