QUIET WARRIORS CHAPTER KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION NEWS
Due to the closing of Parkwest's Fish of Stroh, our "Quiet Warriors" will be meeting on July 6, 2002, at Minnie's Banquet Hall in the Colony Service Center, 6433 Bluffton Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN., across from the Kentucky Fried Chicken. We welcome you to join us for Breakfast at 9 a.m. and Meeting at 10 a.m. Spouses and friends are welcome. For more information, call:(260)747-0601
LOCATION FOR FLAG DISPOSAL
The department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, 2121 Lake Avenue, in co-operation with the K.W.V.A. Quiet Warriors Chapter of Indiana, welcome the community to bring in their worn, torn, and tattered flags for disposal in the proper manner. There is a flag collection barrel in the main entrance of the VA Hospital.
WAYNEDALE AREA FLAG DISPOSAL
Boy Scout Troop 44 is collecting old American flags to be destined for disposal by fire. There will be a flag burning ceremony held later on this summer at the Waynedale Scout Cabin, corner of Lower Huntington Road and Ardmore Avenue. You can drop off all your old worn, torn, faded flags at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #241 APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT THE WAYNEDALE NEWS
Stop in at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS and pick up an application. Dues are $25 per year and you will need a copy of your DD214 form (discharge papers). You signed your name once to defend your country; why not sign up again and become a member of a group that is dedicated to protecting your rights as a veteran. The benefits will more than pay for the $25 fee it cost to join. Come in and talk to us about it or stop in at the Post.
NOTE: SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION (SAL) SQUADRON #241 applications are now available at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS OFFICE.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #296 BLOOD DRIVE
Who: American Legion Post #296
What: Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 from 2pm to 6pm
Where: American Legion Post #296, 130 West Tillman
NOTE: PLEASE, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule your blood donation appointment. Together, we can save a life. www.redcross.org
FROM THE COMMANDER POST #296 -Lawrence "Larry" Thiele, Commander
Veterans who went or were called to defend their country before graduation from high school are allowed to apply for and receive a regular diploma in the State of Indiana. Ben GiaQuinta, State Representative and a member of Post 296, was the main sponsor of this Bill passed by the State Legislature. Ben is a very good person who represents veterans in many ways. He relays information that veterans need to know, like the POW/MIA flags fly over the 35 rest areas in Indiana. We should thank Ben GiaQuinta for a job well done whenever we can.
My first year as Commander is complete. The installation of officers and board members on June 22nd will start a new year. A big thanks to my wife, Helen, and the Auxiliary, the S.A.L., all of our employees, and our membership for a very good year. Thank you very much. The Mother's Day Dinner was well-attended and appreciated by everyone who attended. Thanks to S.A.L. and all of the volunteers and employees for your work in making our mothers have a special day. A big thanks to the officers and board members for a good year. Your cooperation and understanding of things to be done for the good of the Post have made for a successful year.
Please remember our veterans and POW/MIA's every day.
June 14th was Flag Day; did you fly your flag. If not, why not?
WINNERS OF THE POST ELECTION:
Commander-Lawrence E. Thiele, 1st Vice Cmdr-J. David Morrow, 2nd Vice Cmdr-David R. Kreischer, 3rd Vice Cmdr-Manuel Fernandis, Finance Officer-Donald E. Westerman, Judge Advocate-Lance R. DeBolt, BOARD-Robert R. Bowman, William P. Worrel, Gerald P. Westerfield and to complete the Board-Past Cmdr. John W. Moody, Bd. Mbrs-Tunis Bond, Robert E. Heimann, Joseph Roman, Richard Millhouse.
INSTALLATION DINNER & DANCE
When: Saturday, June 22nd
Menu: Roast Beef
Cost: $6.95 (sign up at the bar)
Time: Dinner at 6pm. Dance at 8pm.
Music by: BRASS & IVORY
POST #296 AUXILIARY NEWS
Unit Officers elected at our May meeting: President-Karen DuMont, Vice President-Betty Rentfrow, Secretary-Nancy Speckman, Treasurer-Joan Saxton, Chaplain-Lourali, Sgt-at-Arms-Ida Schmidke, Executive Committee-Judy Moody and Cindy Morrow.
POST 296 INVITATIONAL
We will be playing a four-man Florida Scramble. It will be a 7:30am shotgun start. All entries will be reviewed by the 296 rules committee. We will also be playing in groups of eight. Each team will have only one A,B,C, and D player - ("A" averages 76 or below), "B" averages 77 thru 86), "C" averages 87 thru 96), and "D" averages 97 and above). Since we will be running a Calcutta betting game we will need to know the names of all the players when you return your paid entry form. Any and all changes to your original entry must be approved by the 296 rules committee. Only the first 32 teams to enter will be allowed to play. Deadline is August 12, 2002. No changes to the teams will be made after this date. $200 per team – includes the skins game, golf fees, cart, dinner, and beer. The amount of cash prizes and proxcimities gifts yet to be determined.
Q. Is the Flag to be displayed only on National holidays?
A. (1)The 'Code' suggests displaying the Flag every day, but especially on holidays, including state holidays, and during local celebrations. – (2)The flag should be displayed in or near every polling place on election days. (3) the flag should be displayed during school days in or near every schoolhouse.
Q. Is the Government required to fly the Flag every day?
A. The Code suggests the Flag be displayed daily on or near the main administration building of every public institution, in or near every polling place on election days and in or near every schoolhouse when school is in session.
NOTE: For a copy of LET'S BE RIGHT ON FLAG ETIQUETTE, contact The American Legion, National Americanism Commission, Indianapolis, IN 46206-ask for publication #72600.