A Veteran’s Week!

Flags went up and came down on Main Street and Highways 20 and 99 over the Veteran’s Day celebrations. The high school young folks put on quite an event honoring veteran’s and their families. The food was outstanding. Congratulations to this year’s Osage Blanket honorees Gary Anderson, Marine, Vietnam combat veteran, and Dennis Kidder, US Army and Vietnam combat veteran. Flags were carried on to the field of play by the Hominy HS Bucks football team and then on to a victory in a great contest against Pawnee. Go Bucks!


Saturday morning, our small band of brothers met to head over to Fairfax participating in the Veteran’s Day parade. We joined with our brothers from American Legion Post 333 in Ralston and Post 198 from Pawhuska. The fellowship was warming before the parade began helping tolerate a cold windy day. Bessie (the Jeep) blasted out Patsy Cline tunes and Chris King’s nice truck and flag trailer was a sight to see.
I must say it seemed to me there was an usually robust out pouring gratitude to this veteran and others this go around. Children came up to us in large numbers saying, “thank you for your service”. It was very heart warming. Maybe it was the candy tossed out during the parade? (LOL) I think it was Moms and Dads teaching them pride and patriotism at an early age. Way to go Fairfax!

A reminder of our pending fundraiser. This year Master Chef Sebert will do his magic with chicken noodle dinners. Get your order in now. This takes place Friday November 17th but get your name on the lunch list. Come by the Hut or call in for your order 918-855-8728.

Carl Blue is at it again. I’ll divulge more later but it concerns a tank. I will leave it that till next week. I might have a picture to post. Don’t forget our regular meetings continue the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 PM (November 16th). Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in November 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. That will be most likely if the storms bring strong winds and lightning. 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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