There will be a Sons of the American Legion meeting at 5:00 PM on Thursday December 5th at the Hut. No regular Legion meeting that day due to the Christmas Dinner next Thursday. The Sons and parents or family member will be invited to the Legion/Auxiliary Christmas Dinner also. That event will be The annual Auxiliary/Legion Christmas Dinner will be on December 12 th at 6:00 PM with a short meeting at 7:00 PM for any announcements from the Auxiliary/Legion.
Jim Beckett (USAF Veteran and Osage Veteran Blanket recipient) filled out an application for the Oklahoma Warriors Honor Flight to Washington, DC in either April or October 2020 and was accepted. Congratulations Jim! The Honor Flight is a tradition that has been going on for many years. An Honor Flight is conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to see the memorials of the respective war(s) they fought in Washington, DC, at no cost to the veterans. Currently these organizations are focused on bringing veterans of World War II to the National World War II Memorial, and any veteran with a terminal illness to see the memorial of the war they fought in. Organizers plan to “naturally transition” their programs to focus on veterans of the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and subsequent wars as the veterans of those wars get older. (Wikipedia)
Honor flights arrive at all three of the Washington’s area airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport. The veterans are generally escorted by volunteer guardians, who help them on the flight and around DC After landing, the taxiing airplane may be saluted by fire trucks, and passengers are often met by cheering crowds in DC or upon their return flight home. I know a few veterans from our group who participated, they were leary at first, but returned and could notstop talking about what a great experience it was. Bring back great stories Jim!
December 7th falls on a Saturday this year. We will be coordinating with the City/Library on Kenneth Taylor Day proclamation events. Being on a Saturday makes it difficult as the Library will be closed. We will figure it out and let you know.
Thanks to Jerry L. Jackson, USAF we found out that Whirlpool Corporation will donate a stove to once appropriate forms and processes are in place. Adjutant Hamilton will handle the letter of need and this will save us $300-$400. Thanks Jerry and John!
These are our last few months to sell tickets on the 10-Gun Raffle. The Post gets half of the proceeds. All of the Oklahoma 100th Anniversary coins have been sold out at State HQ. There are no more. We have some and they are only $5.00 for Post members and $10.00 for non-members. I’ll be buying a few for good friends and posterity!
Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in December are still scheduled for biscuits and gravy or doughnuts 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”.