Event is Friday at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101, 2721 Collier Ave, Brentwood.
American Legion Goff Moll Post 101
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
Veterans, friends, and community members gathered at the American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 in Brentwood for the Annual G.I. Joe Breakfast fundraiser.
Veterans, community members and supporters crowded American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 on Saturday during the post's annual G.I. Joe Breakfast. A photo gallery accompanies this article, and more photos are available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MaplewoodBrentwoodPatch. See related stories on Patch:
Monday, September 19, 2011
This year's Brentwood Days Parade followed a new route down High School Drive.
Brentwood residents sat in lawn chairs along High School Drive on Saturday as the veterans from the American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 lead the Brentwood parade through the neighborhood. Members of the Brentwood Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pat Kelly were among the first to go by, followed by Brentwood High School alumni, marching bands, dancers and local community groups. Vintage autos and fire trucks carried the VIPs, and others, like representatives from the Brentwood Public Library and the Mid-County Family YMCA just walked, some even pushing strolers.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
An unknown, second tax ID number causes confusion.
A clerical error in its tax returns, repeated over three consecutive years, cost American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 in Brentwood its nonprofit status — and approximately $26,000 in penalty fees. However, the change in status appears to be temporary, and the fees have been waived. A second tax identification number, unknown to present-day members of the post, appears to be the culprit. “We thought we were compliant,” said Post Commander Ed Hoffher about the organization’s nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service. Hoffher and another member of the local veterans organization spent most of last Tuesday morning at the office of U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, seeking help, and an explanation. “There was a mix-up,” said T.C. …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Brentwood's American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 was host to a small crowd that gathered for an Independence Day ceremony to respectfully dispose of worn American flags.
The American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 flag retirement ceremony served as both solemn occasion and celebration this Independence Day. Attendees paused to appreciate their freedoms as Americans and the sacrifices of American military veterans, then joined together for traditional Fourth of July barbecue fare. American Legion member Mike Laub said that the post had received about 100 flags for disposal. "Most of them are in pretty bad shape," he said. "People don't know the protocol for when and how to display the flag, so they wear out pretty quickly." "It used to be from dawn to dusk," added Post 101 member Leo Lang, "and now it's gotten to the point where you don't even have to light it at night." Not every flag showed up in shreds …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 will hold a ceremonial flag burning for the proper disposal of old star-spangled banners at 11 a.m. on July 4.
If you need to properly dispose an American flag, be sure to contact American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 before the Fourth of July. The legion post will hold a ceremonial flag burning for the proper disposal of old star-spangled banners at 11 a.m. on Independence Day. The post will host a hot dog barbecue immediately following the ceremony. Area residents are invited to drop off their worn and tattered flags at any American Legion post. Brentwood's post is open at 11 a.m. Sunday through Friday and is located east of Schnuck's grocery store at 2721 Collier Ave. A post member said that there is usually someone available at the post bar until at least 10 p.m.
Monday, April 4, 2011
The Brentwood Board of Aldermen voted on the bill during a meeting on Monday night.
In a move that firmly kills the four-month debate surrounding a potential smoking ban exemption for American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101, Mayor Pat Kelly cast a tie-breaking vote against the exemption on Monday night. Third Ward Alderman Andrew Leahy reintroduced a bill that would have amended a city ordinance to allow smoking in the veterans hall. It was originally rejected by the board in February, but Second Ward Alderman Mike Marshall was absent because of health reasons. An approving vote from Marshall would have given the post the total votes it needed to gain an exemption. That gave Leahy and supporters hope. But Third Ward Alderman Keith Robertson switched his vote. He initially voted in favor of an exemption during February's …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The exemption bill was tabled because one alderman was absent.
The debate surrounding a smoking ban exemption for American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 continued on Monday night when Third Ward Alderman Andrew Leahy reintroduced a bill that was defeated on Feb. 7. Leahy, the bill's sponsor, added the bill to the agenda, but asked the board to table it until Second Ward Alderman Mike Marshall returns from his absence. He has been in recovery after enduring a heart attack several weeks ago. The bill originally failed in a 4-3 vote. "It needs five votes to pass. I need a full board," Leahy said after the meeting. Leahy is confident that Marshall will vote to approve the exemption, but the board isn't Leahy's biggest obstacle. Mayor Pat Kelly said he would veto any exemption. Kelly said its unfair to grant …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Leo Lang, first vice commander of the post, cites financial woes due to a loss in bar sales.
An amendment that would have exempted American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 from Brentwood's blanket smoking ban failed by a 4-3 vote in front of a crowd of legion members on Monday night. Five votes were required for passage. Before the vote, Third Ward Alderman Andrew Leahy—the bill's sponsor—asked the board to approve the exemption. “I'm asking the board to allow the owners of the premises—and the group itself—to do what is right for their own members,” Leahy said. He said he didn't think the city should “impose penalties” on the service organization. Second Ward Alderman Lee Wynn, who isn’t a smoker, said he supported the exemption. “I feel this is the right thing for our veterans,” he said. “It’s just my heart." Fourth Ward Alderwoman …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Members of American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 voted to determine whether they wanted the bar to remain smoke-free or not.
Three members stood outside the side doors of American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 smoking cigarettes while light snow flurries fell from the sky on Wednesday night. After a few moments, three more people stepped outside and lit up. Inside, tension was building as post leaders and members grappled with the complexities of a potential exemption from Brentwood's new smoking ban for the post. City officials and post leaders have discussed a potential exemption multiple times dating back to December, but nothing firm has been established, and any exemption would require the post to modify its operations. At the request of Fourth Ward Alderwoman Lorraine Krewson, the post voted on Wednesday to determine how many members wanted an exemption. It …