“News from the Hut”: 20 May 2013

for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>> by Gary Lanham

Wow, what a great surprise we had at this past Thursday evening meeting
at the Hut. Our roll call included Dick Pope, Eli Prater (Adjutant),
Jerry Sebert (a former fellow flyboy), Charles “Doc” O’Leary, Rex
Mantooth (Chaplin), Babo Carter (Sgt at Arms), Jim Hale, Jim Frazier
(Post Commander), and myself, your humble correspondent. The Post
Commander Jim Frazier updated us on several things including the coming
State Convention in Oklahoma City and that our Post will conduct
officer elections June the 6th. Babo Carter (Sgt at Arms) updated us on
the status of flag placement for both the Armed Forces Day weekend as
well as the Memorial Day weekend. He reported that seventy five flags
were up at this time and they have forty five more to go. I came into
Hominy Sunday morning after and was certain that happened because
everywhere I looked I saw the beloved Red, White, and Blue gently
flowing in the morning breeze. He also noted that the big push will be
placing flags at 9 AM Friday May 24th at the cemetery. Boy Scout troops
and any other Civic groups are welcome to help.

The big surprise was that Babo reported we met the financial goal
needed to replace all the damaged flags from last year’s storm. I guess
that 100% shouldn’t be a surprise knowing that Hominy is a patriotic
town that loves it’s veterans past and present as well as those
currently serving. Thank you Hominy and thanks Babo for your passion to
remember those who served. Please contact Babo Carter at 918-885-6041
if you want the particulars on placing flags Friday morning on the 24th
of May. Participate in your freedom!

We like getting the word out about our Post. It is a great place for
veteran’s to gather, share experiences, as well as seek out information
about benefits. The Hominy News – Progress has been a great friend and
partner to our Post and community helping with that effort and we thank
them for their support. They reflect faith, community, and patriotism
in every issue and we are blessed to have them. Our Post also has a
resource to put out information in the form of a website
“americanlegion142.org.” Commander Frazier’s son Michael has been good
enough to construct and manage this resource for quite a while without
much recognition or fanfare. If you get a chance send a letter to the
Hominy News – Progress or pick up the phone and call them to express
your appreciation and while you are doing that go online and post a
comment to our “online” editor Michael Frazier, who serves our veterans
in a special way.

One other important update is that until further notice our Monday
morning get-togethers are on hold. As we work out some logistical
resource allocation (military jargon for figuring a few things out) we
are going to give the Commander some R & R. However our regular
meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 1900 hours
(7:00 PM). All veterans are welcome!

About Gary Lanham

Authors the weekly article "News from the Hut", about local American Legion Post #142 in Hominy, OK. Read his weekly articles in the "Hominy News Progress".
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