On the 11th Month, on the 11th Day, at 11:00 AM. Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day 2019 occurs on Monday, November 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.
The annual Veteran Appreciation Award given by the School with Presentation of Indian Blanket by the High School Osage Club will be presented at the HS Veterans Ceremony on Friday November 8, 2019. The honorees this year voted on by the Post is this humble correspondent (USAF veteran) and USAF veteran Jim Beckett. Bill Walls Korean War US Navy Vet from Hominy has agreed to accept the Osage Indian blanket award at the High School this year also.
A special thanks to all our Post members that showed up to hand out goodies to the Kiddos on Halloween on Main Street. A special thanks to Bill who let us put up our table in front of the Printing Press Museum again. He continues a tradition that his Mother and Father permitted for many, many years.
Get them quickly, raffle tickets! The new raffle tickets are coming out around our usual outlets. Beto is out so no worries on confiscation! We did very well last time and want to do it again. 100 Anniversary American Legion coins are still available as well!
Don’t forget our regular meetings continue the first and third Thursdays of the month. November 7th will be the next one at 5:00 PM for Sons of American Legion, and then 7:00 PM with no dinner at 6 PM this time. Monday morning Koffee Klatch 8:00 AM meetings in November are still scheduled for biscuits and gravy and always a cup of Joe (coffee to the civilians). The second Monday of the month will be covered by Mr. Jimmy Himes. The third Monday of the month Dennis Kidder will be picking up donuts for breakfast. Just watch the weather, it is the only factor that my change. If you drive by and no one is there head downtown where there is a great breakfast place. 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”.