Happy Birthday USAF!

You may notice flags are up around town. Why? September 18th USAF was established in 1947 and September 21st is POW/MIA Recognition Day. We
placed flags on Main Street on Tuesday September 17, 2019. We will pick up flags on Main Street on Thursday September 23, 2019 after breakfast at the Hut. This is significant as we now have several former USAF veterans in our Post, the latest being Don Rainwater. He and I have had some fascinating discussions about our careers, his ending when mine was starting. We were working on several of the same types of aircraft in transition.

Switching gears be looking for the new raffle tickets coming out around our usual outlets. We did very well last time and want to do it again. 100 Anniversary American Legion coins are still available (the boss picked up some more). Also, the Sons of American Legion will be looking at an opportunity for a local tour in the facilities of our local Hominy heroes.

We are working on an extensive tour of both our outstanding first responder Fire Department and our Thin Blue Line Police Department. Apparently, this will happen on a Monday when school is out early October. I hope to line up our EMS Ambulance tour later with permission. They are very excited, and they need to share these opportunities with other boys at school who had/have parents or grandparents that are veterans.

Don’t forget our regular meetings continue the first and third Thursdays of the month. September 19th will be the next one. 7:00 PM. Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in September 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. 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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