December is a month when the calendar turns to winter and the holidays descend upon us.
Also, a day we as a nation should never forget, December 7, 1941, the day of infamy. Pearl Harbor was attached by the Japanese. We need to be diligent and not let our politicians and schools erase our history as they have already begun to
As we enter the holiday season, let us not forget there are some that will not be home to celebrate the holidays with their families as they will be serving their country throughout the world. They are the men and women of our great Armed Forces of the United States of America. It’s also appropriate that we remember their families as they selflessly endure long separations, often fighting sorrow and wondering if their warriors will come home. Sacrifices have been made for each and every one of us, and as veterans, we know Freedom is not free.
To the membership, Auxiliary, SAL, Honor Guard, Legion Riders, the employees and all the families. I extend a very warm wish for Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
January, wow it is hard to believe 2019 is gone and we begin a New Year with the hope that 2020 will be even better. I want to thank all the members of the E-Board, all of the auxiliary units and the staff for their help in making our Post the best it can be. We accomplished many things in 2019 but we must always look forward. We will continue to improve our operations, make physical improvements, and increase our charitable giving, and members and community relationships. We look for ways to increase the numbers of our membership that attend meetings and becoming more involved. It takes all of us to work together to get where we need to be.
We want to increase our membership and we got help when President Trump signed the Legion Act and our National Charter was immediately changed to reflect new eligibility rules. Membership now reads: an individual is eligible for membership in the American Legion if the individual served in the Armed Forces of the United States at any time after December 7, 1941 through today, you must have been honorably discharged or separated from that service or continues to serve honorably during or after that period of time.
So, let’s all spread the word and get out there and signup these new eligible veterans!
For God & Country - Commander Dave