Veteran’s Day and Blankets of Honor

The team put out flags on Main Street and Highway 99 and 20 on Friday November 4th and they will remain up till Friday November 18th as Veteran’s Day is upon us. This is the time we recognize those who serve and have served regardless of the capacity or branch of service. We have those who have seen the worst conflict can dish out and those whose contributions supported “the tip of the spear”. All, at one time, raised a right hand and swore an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. All gave some, some gave all.

Tomorrow will be the Veterans Day Program November 11th. The catered meal will be at 11:00am at the High School building foyer (Mac’s BBQ) and move to the High School gymnasium at 12:30PM for the Blanket Ceremony. Our honorees this year are Bob Hough, Dean Bach, and James Frazier. I am particularly proud to see my friend Jim receive this honor since it was he that asked me to take over this weekly article that has become an important part of my life since. Because of that relationship my involvement in this great community has deepened and broadened. Next week I look forward to sharing the military stories of each of these Hominy heroes. I am excited to see them recognized for their patriotic contributions to our community and country.

Saturday morning November 12th, we will meet at the Hut about 9:30am or so and travel to Fairfax for the 14th Annual Fairfax Veterans Parade. There we will join our veteran comrades from Post 333 Ralston to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Afterward there will be a free chili and stew meal at the old American Legion building on the west side of Fairfax across from the cemetery.

Further into November on the 18th we will serve up Beans and side items to the public to raise money as we retire worn flags and replace those lost. As you know, thanks to Babo Carter, we are a flag proud community and, through his efforts and those at the post, the community always reflects patriotism through the display of flags at the appropriate times.

Later I will begin telling you about the Auxiliary Christmas Dinner (Dec 15th), Chicken Noodle fundraiser (Dec 16th), and Christmas Parade (Dec 17th). With our outstanding Bucks football team in play-offs we watch these schedules closely.

Our regular meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. (17th of November). The Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings for November Monday’s are still scheduled for biscuits and gravy and always a cup of Joe (coffee to the civilians).  Keep your eye on the weather in case things have to be postponed. If you are a veteran come on by. If you have a good story it may end up in print. Also keep up with us at website “americanlegion142.org”.

 

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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