Thanks!

Due to a short window for this week’s article, I’ll make it equally short but sweet.
We want to thank everyone for their support during last week’s Chicken Noodle Lunch fundraiser! It was a great success. Also thanks to all the volunteer runners and, especially Chef Sebert!

Not wanting to diminish the Thanksgiving event that is upon us but we remember on this our President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas in 1963. Everyone remembers Pearl Harbor, 9-11, and that day in Dallas. He wrote Profiles in Courage and served valiantly in WWII commanding the famous PT-109 (as portrayed in a movie by the same name).
The PT Class ship was a rapid small craft that bore torpedoes in action against the Japanese Navy. PT-109 was last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy’s actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career. The incident may have also contributed to his long-term back problems. So, while we give thanks for all the blessing our Supreme Commander in Chief bestowed on us this year, let’s remember the sacrifices of our veteran’s famous or not.
Don’t forget our regular meetings continue the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 PM. 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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