Another Day in Hominy

Thanks to volunteers John Hamilton, Jerry Sebert and Jim Hale for picking up Columbus day flags on Tuesday October 9, 2018. Good job everyone on putting flags out and pick up.

Thanks to Carl Blue and wife and son for making arrangements to have the football boys carry out the American Flag onto the football field for home games. That Pawhuska game was tough but Bucks should be proud. They had them on Channel 6. They may have won but they got a blackeye!

Thanks to everyone who showed up at last meeting on October 4th and to Jerry Sebert for another great rib meal and to Jerry and whomever else made the sides. Great job everyone! We passed the hat during the meal and were able to pick up $68.00 for the breakfast/dinner fund. Thanks everyone! If you couldn’t make it last Thursday and still want to donate, Jack Cross will be happy to take your money!

Don’t forget, we have ATV tickets for sale. For just $10.00 you can win one! And the Post gets to keep $5.00! Charlie O’ sold $220.00 worth at the VFW at Sapulpa last week.

On October 18th we will have a small ceremony observing the 100th anniversary of the unfortunate death of our Post namesake Andrew Blackwell from Hominy who died when his troop ship was torpedoed in the English Channel but the Germans in WW I. We will have cake/ice-cream/soft drinks/tea afterwards. Will have the regular meeting beforehand.

Halloween in Hominy this year will be on Wednesday October 31st. We will set up on Main Street again in front of Morris Field’s Museum around 5:00 or 5:30 pm and the kids and parents will start coming by around 6:00 pm. We need volunteers to bring candy and to help pass it out. The Auxiliary ladies will be there also. We honor Sylia Rhodes for her service to the Auxillary and Red Cross!

Special thanks to Carl Blue who attended Ralph Doolin’s funeral last week and gave the family a Legion coin and 100th Anniversary coin. Thanks to Jack Cross for taking a Legion wreath down to the funeral home. We have three wreaths left.

Jerry Sebert reports that we do have our full compliment of US flags for Main Street and Highway 99 and 20. Thanks to Jerry and Doris for repairing the ripped and torn flags.

This years Hominy Veterans of the Year Candidates are Vietnam Navy Veteran Stan Mueller and Vietnam Army Veteran Steve Swinford.

We will be planning a remembrance ceremony on December 6th for LT Kenneth Taylor from Hominy who was the first pilot to shoot down a Japanese Zero on Peal Harbor during the attack in 1941.

Hats off to our Adjutant John Hamilton for his efforts in restarting the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 142 in Hominy. Looks like we about six members signed up so far. Membership is open to males of any age who’s father, grandfather, or great-grandfather were Legion members or served during national wartime periods. Dues are only $10/year. Let’s step up and help with this worthwhile project and get your family members involved. I am a reitied veteran and a Sons member.

Don’t forget our regular meetings continue the first and third Thursdays of the month. October 18th will be the next one, 7 PM meeting. Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in October are still scheduled for biscuits and gravy and always a cup of Joe (coffee to the civilians) starting at. Just watch the weather, it is the only factor that my change that. 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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