I anticipate an update from our Post Commander Charlie O’Leary and his wife Nancy from their attendance at the American Legion District 8 Legion-Auxillary Meeting last Saturday in Alva, OK. Meanwhile I had to miss the incredible banquet the Hut had at the last meeting on the 7th of March. Former Flyboy Jerry Jackson told me the Chef Sebert’s chicken was a superb as was the desert. I hate missin a meal although seeing me would convince you I don’t miss many LOL.
Changes are coming soon when we hold our annual election of officers for the Hut. Expect some changes as life has a way of moving things around a bit. From my view any changes will be positive and the continuity of our crew will remain strong. I have missed regular meetings due to personal reasons but with daylight savings time changing how late it gets dark that should change. My updates will be first hand rather than second hand. I do want to recognize our Adjunct John Hamilton for the outstanding job he has done capturing so much of the administrative responsibilities of the Post leadership. While we really need the younger veterans to rise to service in the American Legion, the older troops still do a great job understanding the importance of service to the military family, country, and community. We understand that the younger veterans work jobs, raise kids, attend kid’s sports. In the midst of that remember the oath never expires and those freedoms we enjoy should never be taken for granted.
If you walk around our meeting room at “The Hut” you will see the pictures of our past and current commanders from WWI all the way through Vietnam. I came in toward the end of Vietnam in 1973 and retired in 2004. Coninuing to help veterans and remind the community of patriotism and the blessings we have as a free country is a privilege to many of us.
Our next regular Legion meeting is the first and third Thursday of the month in March that is the 21st. Meal details will follow. Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in March are still scheduled for biscuits and gravy and always a cup of Joe (coffee to the civilians). Just watch the weather, it is the only factor that my change that. Recently the cold cold morning have cancelled breakfast, plus the fact Chef Sebert needs a break now and then. 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”.