Back on Duty

I took last week off due to my focus on a military reunion I agreed to host in Tulsa last weekend. Vice Commander and Department Vice Commader East Charles O’Leary and his wonderful wife Nancy joined my wife and me for the banquet that featured guest speakers Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, Major General Rita Aragon, and Lt. General Harry “Buddy” Wyatt. It was well attended and an exceptional success. I have know all three of these folks for many years. Now, retired, I am going to relax and focus on the “News from the Hut” and Election Board duties.

Another new raffle drawing for this winter is here! It will be another 10-Gun Raffle. John Hamilton and Steve Swinford have the posters and tickets. For only $10.00 you could win a pistol or rifle and our Post makes $5.00 on each ticket sold. We will get the word out to our usual patriotic businesses in Hominy.

For our crew here is our current Flag Schedule: Sept. 2nd-Labor Day. August the 30thwe place flags on Main Street with a pick up September 3rd. Make sure you honk and wave at our crews as thy remind us freedom isn’t free. Speaking of service, a special thanks to Jimmy Himes for mowing the lawn before Thursday’s meeting. It looked real nice. While we are on “good vibes” Ree Drummond and The Mercantile at Pawhuska has donated three crock-pots to Post 142 to assist us in preparing our meals. Thank you Linda Hale for reaching out and facilitating securing this unexpected and pleasant gift!

We still have 100th anniversary American Legion “Challenge’ Coins for $10. They are one of a kind and a collectable item. I had one but I keep giving them to a few special veteran friends. I will be buying a few more!

Regular Legion meetings are usually the first and third Thursday of the month. In September it will be the 5th . This month’s schedule is Son of the American Legion at 5:00 pm, dinner will be the at 6:00 pm with the regular meeting at 7:00 pm. Coffee Klatch meetings in September are “tentavely” 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 as well as Chef Sebert’s energy level. If you are a veteran come on by. If it’s 0800 and you drive by and see no cars go to one of the many food places and enjoy a nice breakfast. Also if you have a good story it may end up in print. Also keep up with us at website “americanlegion142.org” and Hominy Legion on facebook.

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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