“Serving those who served” is the motto of the Ron Asby North Cobb American Legion Post 304. The post is part of the American Legion, a U.S. veterans association, headquartered in Indianapolis. The 102-year-old national organization recognizes and benefits former military members and their families. The same goes for Post 304, and its service to the Acworth and Kennesaw areas.
Every day, locals pass by the distinctive red, white and blue building on South Main Street in Acworth, but they might not know much about what Post 304 has to offer its 500-plus members, and the community beyond its walls.
Led by Cmdr. Naomie Munevar, Post 304’s first female to hold the rank, the organization actively engages the community. Munevar served in the U.S. Army, and she now serves Post 304, her civilian job and her family.
“We welcome the public to many of our functions, such as steak night every Wednesday, karaoke every Saturday night, our annual golf tourney in the spring, various casino nights, the Kentucky Derby party in May, and other events,” Munevar said. For more information, visit https://post304.org/calendar-2.
Post 304 has three units within its organization; the first is Auxiliary Unit 304, consisting of members who are spouses of veterans, or descendants of veterans, such as their parents or grandparents. They participate in the post’s activities, as well.
“They find a home for fellowship and service,” Auxiliary President Rosemary Csercsics Davidson said. “Our purpose is to assist our post’s events and activities. We invite all who are eligible to join us.”
The post’s second unit is Sons of the American Legion Squadron 304 (SAL). SAL consists of members whose fathers and/or grandfathers served in the military, who were either American Legion members themselves, or who would have been eligible to join. SAL members do not have to be military veterans themselves. Members have full access to the post’s activities. Additionally, they take on Post 304 projects that support the overall mission.
For bike riders, the final unit is the American Legion Riders (ALR), who support local veterans through fundraising events and rides, and provide escort services for burials and funerals.
So, Post 304 is not strictly a private or public club. It is accessible, and the public is encouraged to join those functions and activities, as allowed. It belongs to our community. Stop by the post, and get to know some of the welcoming folks there.
For more information, contact Vice Commander of Events and Activities Chuck Guta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The American Legion Post is a private members only club, hence the non-profit C19 status.