for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>> by Gary Lanham
Don’t forget we will be supporting our kiddos for the annual Main Street Treats, Main Street in Hominy. The event will take place 31 Oct 2013 (Thursday) starting our booth 1730 hours for the goblin invasion at 6:00 PM. We expect goblins from Cleveland, Fairfax, Wynona, and Hominy. We will be set up at the Morris Field Museum again this year; we look forward to this year’s event.
We hope to see you at the Fairfax Veteran’s Day Parade. Veteran’s will be treated a free breakfast Woodland High School (at the school), and free dinner for veterans and their families at the Senior Citizens/Fairfax Veteran’s Building at the south west end of town. In between there will be tournaments, prizes and ribbons for the best floats. The parade will begin Saturday November 9th at 11:00 AM with line up at 10:00 AM near the Baptist Church on South Main Street. Plan on being there to cheer our local heroes.
I have made a note remember to be at Hominy HS November 11th Ceremony for all veterans with a meal at 11:00 am. As a reminder that Monday morning we will not have our normal breakfast Klatch at the Post. We will have a posting of the colors ceremony at the Post as we refresh our flag with a ceremony at 10:00 am that day before proceeding to the High School.
We want to extend appreciation for the financial support provided by John Sullivan and Epsilon Sigma Alpha. Their contributions continue to help us help other veterans and our community we love so much. Also keep reading to capture details on the upcoming on the Hominy Christmas Day Parade on December 7th (yes the day of infamy). We will have our Christmas dinner December 12th with the Auxiliary in lieu of our December 19th meeting. All veterans are welcome.
We had something special pop up that made the paper recently. Our Post hosted the 5th and 6th grade Hominy Cheerleaders fundraiser. The girls were very successful raising some much needed funds and man did they do a great job cleaning up. Mrs. Katie White has a great group of students. That got our leadership to thinking how we can assist our community with our facility. After a short discussion it was decided to form and action committee to figure out the best way to proceed. That committee contains Jack Cross, Babo Carter, Charlie “Doc” O’Leary, and your humble correspondent.
Last week marked a day for many of us who are “baby boomers” that still remains strong in memory. October 22nd 1962 I was kid learning to drop, and get under my desk in case of nuclear attack. At ten years old we knew a few things, Communist Russia was evil. They were moving into our back yard, and President Kennedy said “No”. The blockade of Cuba was put in place and the showdown began. It was like watching an old western where the good guy and the bad guy squared off on the dusty main street. Fortunately, the bad guys withdrew, but the Cold War continued.
Our regular meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 1900 hours (7:00 PM). Our Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings are run by Post Adjutant Eli Prater and Jerry Sebert. Over biscuits and gravy (or waffles) we will keep up on each other’s mischievous doings. It runs generally from 7 am to 9 am. If you are a veteran come join us. And if you have a good story it may end up in print.