Who: Voiture 37 of Forty et Eight along with AMVETS Post 33
What: Flag Disposal and Ceremony
When: Friday, May 24, 2002 at 1pm.
Where: Indian Village Elementary School
Note: After the ceremony, we hope to visit each class at the school and explain to the students the reason the ceremony is held and why it is not the same thing as “flag burning” or “burning the flag.”
AMVETS POST 33
MEMORIAL DAY – IT’S SACRED TO VETERANS
Why Remember? – Sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance. America’s collective consciousness demands that all citizens be aware of and recall on special occasions the deaths of their fellow countrymen during wartime.
Who Are We Remembering? – The nation mourns the loss of all Americans who died defending their country throughout the world since 1775. These are men and women who have remained mostly anonymous except to the families who loved them.
How Do We Remember? – Means of paying tribute vary. Pausing for a few moments of personal silence is an option for everyone. Attending commemorative ceremonies is the most visible way of demonstrating remembrance: placing flags at grave sited, marching in parades, sponsoring patriotic programs, dedicating memorials and wearing poppies are examples.
What Are We Remembering? – We remember the loss of defenders, a sense of loss that takes group form. In essence, America is commemorating those who made the greatest sacrifice possible – giving one’s own life selflessly.
When Do We Remember? – Until the National Holiday Act for 1971 (P.L. 90-363), Memorial Day was observed each May 30. That custom became a tradition with the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the Union veterans organization that made honoring Civil War dead a civic duty for all citizens. Until 1882, the practice of placing flowers at gravesites was known as Decoration Day.
Am Vets Posts will be sending coloring books and crayons to the children in Bosnia anyone wishing to donate please call AM Vets Post 33 – 478-4114
REMEMBER – MEMORIAL DAY – MONDAY, MAY 27th – PARADES – WAYNEDALE AT 9AM PARNELL AT 11AM
AMERICAN LEGION POST 82
MEMORIAL DAY – KITCHEN WILL BE CLOSED – POST OPENS AT NOON
Paul Anderson – Donald Mock – Robert Brower – David Norris – Earl R. Cramer – Harry Seitz – Robert Frye – Robert Senesac – Russell Hall – Derall Wittwer – Merrell “Harsh” Harshberger
“FOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW.”
AMERICAN LEGION POST 241
Monday, May 27, 2002 – Memorial Day – Post Opens at 11am Waynedale Memorial Day Parade at 9am with festivities after the parade at noon in Waynedale Park.
FROM S.A.L. (SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION) SQUADRON #241 COMMANDER
NEW OFFICERS FOR 2002-2003: Commander: Barry Confer – 1st Vice: Kevin Gwozdz – 2nd Vice: Ken Peoples – 3rd Vice: Troy Bearman – Adjutant: Jim Michell – Finance: Max Miller – Membership: Ken Didion – Sgt. At Arms: Byron Helm – Chaplain: Walt Pressler – Historian: Sam Bennage
On May 18, 2002, the Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the S.A.L. will be involved in the Great American Clean-up. To volunteer for this, call Troy Bearman at 747-9690. Hats, T-shirts, and Gloves will be furnished; WEAR BOOTS.
FROM THE LADIES AUXILIARY POST 241
This is my last letter to you, as I am leaving the Office of President. I would like to thank everyone for their support these last two years. All officers of the year 2002-2003 are as listed below:
President: Charlotte Laisure, Vice President: Martha Taylor, Secretary: Vicky Graham, Treasurer: Hattie Moore, Chaplain: Ruth Keller, Sgt. At Arms: Marie Stone, Mary Harper.
Delegates: Past Pres.: Mary Bailer, President: Charlotte Laisure, Vicky Graham, Ann Bauman, Beulah Stoker & Cindy Byers. Alternates: Kathy Bair, Marie Stone, Helen Levy. Installation of Officers will be on Saturday, May 18th at 6pm. Refreshments will be served following the installation. Congratulations to all.
I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Easter Party a success. I will still be around as cook at the Legion but I’d like to say “Goodbye” as President. I sure learned alot.
Mary L. Bailer
John R. Hill
Carl C. Woods, Jr.
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