Veteran’s Day Approaches!

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.

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Attention to Orders!

Our hometown hero (Ret.) Brig. General Kenneth Taylor was inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame last Saturday evening in Norman Oklahoma. Our Vice Commander Charles O’Leary, Post Adjutant John Hamilton, and this guy attended the banquet and represented at this induction of the guy who shot down the first of four Japanese Zeros when they were sneak attacking Pearl Harbor Hawaii December 7th, 1941. It launched us into WWII. It was an amazing evening, pomp and circumstance. Honorees that were present were humble and credited their comrades and love of American for, what they considered, “no big deal”. There were those that were honored posthumously with stories of amazing courage under fire and the ultimate sacrifice. None were forced to; they just rose to the fatal occasion. A few years ago, we started an initiative to have the General recognized for his accomplishment. After a proclamation was signed by our Mayor, through the City Council, it was forwarded on to then Governor Mary Fallin. She endorsed it and it has been with us for three years.

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Important!

Many of you have read or heard our hometown hero (Ret.) Brig. General Kenneth Taylor is getting inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame this Saturday evening in Norman Oklahoma. Our Vice Commander Charles O’Leary, Post Adjutant John Hamilton, and this humble correspondent have enlisted to attend the banquet and represent at this induction of the guy who shot down the first of four Japanese Zeros when they were sneak attacking Pearl Harbor Hawaii December 7th, 1942. It launched us into WWII.

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Ships Ahoy!

I usually write my weekly News from the Hut article on Sunday afternoon, tell the public what is going on and, sometimes items in service history. This goes out for my fellow Legionnaire and swaby, John Hamilton. So, it is October 13th. On this day in 1775 the Continental Congress authorized the purchase of two armed warships to patrol for British merchant ships. This act would be considered the birth of what would become the U.S. Navy. During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Navy sent to sea more than fifty armed vessels of various types. The navy’s squadrons and cruisers seized enemy supplies and carried correspondence and diplomats to Europe, returning with needed munitions.

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Changes in the Season and the Hut

The annual Hominy Alumni gathering was fantastic. Our Post provided the POW/MIA Remembrance setting/table displayed with our rich military history of service in the windows of the Main Street Tag Agency. At the request of our City Manager the Hut crew hustled to get flags out on Main Street as well. Going forward flag schedules will be posted by our Legion Adjutant John Hamilton.

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