KENT ISLAND AMERICAN LEGION POST 278
800 Romancoke Road
Stevensville, Maryland 21666
410-643 -2728


Where Every Day is Veterans Day!
2013-2014
POST OFFICERS

Commander:
Nikki Randolph

1st Vice: Jim Taylor

2nd Vice
Gordon Wheeler

3rd Vice:
Bobby Fooks

Adjutant
Rich Randolph

Service Officer:  Willie Nielsen

Judge Advocate:
John Davis

Chaplain:
Ed Tolson
Jeff Pearson

Finance Officer:
Curt Kersey

Historian:
Bob Moore

Sgt at Arms:
Chuck Lewis

Executive Committee:
Walt Smoot
Mark Plemons
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This page was last updated: August 25, 2014
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April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

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On August 23rd there was an incident that happened at the Kent Island American Legion that your Legion had absolutely nothing to do with.   Background:  There was a private gun show that was held at the Legion on the 23-24 of August.  The organizers of the gun show are not affilitated with the American Legion and had rented the hall months in advance for this weekend.  Another organization outside of Baltimore apparantly follows these types events around the state and they arrived at the Legion and put up a tent and signs of a negative political nature which made it seem/appear that the Legion Supported. 

After much discussions with the group and the help of the County Sheriffs Department the offending propaganda was removed from the Legion Property and moved across the street.  The Legion can control what happens on our private property, however, we cannot control what happens on the street or across the street from the post.

As a Veteran's Organization our freedoms and our rights are very important to us and every veteran that has served in combat or support roles understands the sacrifice that may be asked of us so that you can enjoy your basic rights and freedoms as Americans. 

With that said, the American Legion is non political. 
This means that we allow no political propaganda, no campaiging on our property,  unless all views or candidates are equally represented such as a meet and greet or a town hall.   

This particular group didn't ask the Legion if they could set up.   When they were told to leave they said they had permission from the State Police because they were on a legal right of way meaning where they sat up was public property  which later was proven that they were wrong.   Once they realized they were on private property they removed the signs from the Legion property and moved them to the other side of the street which is public property and not in control of the Legion.

We are extremely sorry that this incident happend,  we are extremely sorry that people driving up and down Route 8 were offended and even thought we were a part of it.  

But we want the community to understand that the Legion had no part in this propaganda and worked quickly to diffuse and remove the situation.  We pride ourselves in our outstanding committment to our  Veterans and our Community that we serve.  Although some people went to the extreme and left nasty voice mails and emails to the Legion about this incident,  I can only say that we are sorry that it happend.   We live in difficult times right now, and it doesn't take much to send people into a tizzy, but at the end of the day please be assured that you can count on Your Kent Island American Legion Post 278 to always do the right thing.   I hope you accept our apology.  I can't promise that something wont ever happen again like this,  but I can promise that the Legion main priority has absolutely nothing to do with politics (for or against)  but rather ensuring our Community is supported in every manner possible that we can.    
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YOUR 2015 ANNUAL DUES ARE NOW DUE!     IF YOU STILL HAVEN'T PAID YOUR 2014 DUES GET THEM PAID AS WELL.  ANYONE OWING DUES FOR 2013 AND BEYOND WILL BE DROPPED AS MEMBERS ASAP.
BATTLE OF ROUTE 8

Congratulations to our Kent Island American Legion Post 278 Cornhole Team !!!   We are now 3-0 in our Battle of Route 8 with our Sister Organization the Kent Island Elks!!   Congrats team!!  What A sweep it was!!!   
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Legionnairs:  Its time to pay up those 2015 dues.  Let's help the post out and get our dues in early!   If we can hit a 100% by December Ill host a drawing for all legionnairs for a chance to win $100.00.   (If we hit 100% by November Ill throw in another $100.  So here is your chance to win up to $200 and only have to pay your 2015 dues now to be eligible!!  We can Do this!!!