TOWN MEETING FOR ALL VETERANS
Relating to National Defense and Quality of Life for Veterans, Military
Retirees, National Guards, Reservists, and Active Duty Personal. Hear how our Allen County Legislators stand on these issues.
Location: City of New Haven Town Hall, 815 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven, Indiana 46774
Date & Time: 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., Friday, Sept.6.
Sponsored by: The Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana & Allen County
Council of Veterans Organization For more information call:
THE QUIET WARRIORS CHAPTER OF KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION
Cordially invites any Korean War Era Veterans, and those who served our country after that time to join us for our monthly meeting. We will be meeting on Sept. 7, 2002 at Minnie’s Banquet Hall in the Colony Service Center, (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) at 6429 Bluffton Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN. We will have breakfast at 9 a.m. and the meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Spouses and friends are always welcome to join us. For more information, call: (260)747-0601
(From LET’S BE RIGHT ON FLAG ETIQUETTE – pages 20-21)
Question: What is the significance of the gold fringe, which we see on some American Flags?
Answer: Records indicate that fringe was first used on the flag as early as 1835. It was not until 1895 that is was officially added to the National Flag for all regiments of the Army. For civilian use, fringe is not required as an integral part of the Flag, nor can its use be said to constitute an unauthorized addition to the design prescribed by statute. It is considered that fringe is used as an honorable enrichment only (Military tradition).
Question: In displaying the flags of the branches of the Armed Services, in what order should they be displayed?
Answer: In “order of seniority.” The order of march is stated in regulation and calls for the Army to march first, followed by the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and the Coast Guard. This is the order in which the services were established. The same “order of seniority” would be used for display in one rank, such as in a Color Guard, from left to right (Military regulation).
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SPONSORED BUS TRIP TO INDY FOOTBALL GAME
Who: Sons of the American Legion Squadron #241
What: Bus Trip to Colts vs. Dolphins Game at Indianapolis
When: Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 7:30am sharp – return at 7pm
Where: Bus leaves from Legion Post 241 parking lot-7605 Bluffton Road
Cost: $75 (includes bus trip, ticket, tailgate party, brats, hamburgers, beer, pop, chips, and games on bus.)
Info: See Jim Michell
747-3019 or any S.A.L. Officer
AMERICAN LEGION POST 241 WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
Sundays – Bingo
Tuesdays – Meetings
Wednesdays – Karaoke – 7pm to 9pm BECKER’S BACK Limber up your vocal cords and come on out.
Thursdays – Weekly Draw
Fridays – Fish Fry/Specials/Live Bands
Saturdays – Special Events/Live Bands
Noon Lunches served from 11pm to 1:30pm
TAPS: Wendell Keyser Nicodemus –US Army
Are you a veteran? No? Are you the son of a veteran? Yes? Do you belong to the SAL (Sons of the American Legion)? No? Well read on:
The Sons of the American Legion is now an organization of more than a quarter million members. There are now more than 255,000 Sons in the U.S. and abroad. That’s another consecutive year of all-time high membership. The membership fee is only $20 per year. If you want to join but don’t know how to go about it, stop by THE WAYNEDALE NEWS and get a membership application from Ray McCune. It’s that simple. Support your local Post and become a member of either the American Legion or the Sons of the American Legion, Ray has both AL and SAL applications available.
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