For God and Country
Our prayers and best wishes go out to you, our friends and family, along with all veterans and service men and women as Memorial Day approaches! 
God bless us one and all! 





The American Legion

Nashville Post 5!



Post 5 Monthly Newsletters:  October 2018, November 2018, December 2018 and January 2019

(See gallery of Post 5 Newsletters on our "links and letters" page)


Dear Post 5 Members and Friends,



as of Tuesday, April 22, 2018:  

Wednesday,  April 24 – Come hear how Operation Song™ is changing the lives of Tennessee veterans one song at a time, 3:30 pm in House Hearing Room 4 on the 1st floor, Cordell Hull Building.
Founded by songwriter Bob Regan (Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Billy Ray Cyrus and more), Operation Song™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their mission is to empower veterans, active duty military, and their families to tell their stories through the process of songwriting.
Operation SongTM songwriting programs create an opportunity to transform service related issues, injuries and illnesses into a structured, musical outlet as an enhancement of traditional therapies and/or treatments.
Since 2012, they have written over 600 songs with veterans from every major conflict since WWII all the way up to those who are currently serving. Weekly workshops are held in Middle Tennessee and in Chattanooga as well as sponsoring events and group retreats throughout the U.S. Those who are served need no musical background, only the desire to tell their story.
Among the many songwriters who are serving our veterans on a weekly basis are Don Goodman (Blake Shelton, Alabama, George Jones and more) and Steve Dean (Rodney Atkins, George Strait, Alabama and more).
Monday, April 29 – The Post 5 Lunch Group Speaker will be Tyler Thornton from the Bill Rice Ranch, sponsor of programs for blind children and horses.  Located in Murfreesboro, the Bill Rice Ranch also sponsors a number of other community benefit programs.
Monday, May 6 – The Post 5 Executive Meeting, 10 am, Piccadilly’s Restaurant. At 11 am, the Post 5 Lunch Group will meet and our guest speaker will be Buford Tune, of the Academy of Personal Protection and Security.  Mr. Tune is a retired Metro Nashville Police Tactical Officer and a recognized weapons expert witness.
Saturday, May 11 – The Post 5 Regular Meeting will take place at 11;30 am,  Amerigo’s Restaurant, 1920 West End Ave., Nashville..  Our speaker will be Deborah York of the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation.  Please come prepared to vote in the Post 5 2019 election.
Monday, May 13—The Post 5 Lunch Group will meet at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 874 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville.  Our guest speaker will be Major Michael A. Gordon, Operations from the TSU Air Force ROTC program.  
Monday, May 20 – The Post 5 Lunch Group, 11 am, speaker TBA.
Saturday, May 25 – For Whom The Bell Tolls at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. 37221,m beginning at 1 p.m., a reading of the names of veterans who have been buried there since Memorial Day 2018.
Sunday, May 26 – Memorial Services will be held at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, Davidson  County, Tenn. 37221, beginning at 1 pm with a band concert.  Guest Speaker will be Commissioner Courtney Rogers, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services.  A reception will follow at VFW 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike.
Monday, May 27 – In honor of Memorial Day, the Post 5 Lunch Group will not meet on this date.
    Memorial services will be held at the Nashville National Cemetery, located at 1420 Gallatin Rd., S Madison, TN37115-4619.  The band concert begins at 1 pm, and the services begin at 2 pm.  Guest Speaker will be Jason Beardsley, the Veterans Service Office Liaison, USDVA.  A reception will follow at American Legion Post 82 on Gallatin Pike.
A list of upcoming events will be distributed each Monday at the Lunch Club and made available on the Internet on Thursdays on the Post 5 Facebook page located at and by email. If you have an announcement of an upcoming event or need our assistance, please call the Post 5 office at 615-254-0644 NLT noon on Thursday.

Posted by Ed Evans, Adjutant

The Four Pillars
The American Legion's Four Focuses

Above are our "Four Pillars" of the American Legion. Also pictured, (Top right) is our commander, Carl Stasiunas, playing taps. Top left is Past Commander John Furgess. In the top middle he and Past Commander Bobby Reynolds fold a flag for a Post 5 member's funeral. (Third row left) Post 5's Executive Committee meets. (Third row right) Our Post 5 Warrior's High School Baseball team. (Bottom middle) Metro-Nashville Police Department graduation in which Post 5 awards a graduate with the Hugh Mott Achievement Award.