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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.




Homeless veterans, this is a national issue. On the 1st and 2nd of May 2002, I was given two very distinct and honorable privileges. 1st was being asked to speak on the behalf of the Veterans of Northeast Indiana on Capitol Hill concerning the issue of Homeless Veterans in this nation and our community.

2nd, I was given a wreath to place at the apex of the Vietnam Wall representing the Department of Indiana AMVETS. What did this honor mean to me? I can't begin to put it into words, but it was a fitting way to end my term as your Post #33 Commander. MY THANKS TO ALL!! Let's all continue to make our post the best in Indiana.


Although all offices beyond commander were unopposed similar to last year from the May 4th election your votes resulted in the following:

Commander – Doug L. Boren, 1st V.Cmdr – Dan Fairchild, 2nd V.Cmdr. Dave Wall.

At the Executive Board meeting on May the 8th, it was noted by our Judge Advocate, Bill Kauffman, that the 3rd V.Cmdr at the post level had to be filled to comply with State and National By Laws. A letter of acceptance was excepted by member, Craig Savage to fill this position as protem through the Installations on Saturday, June 8th.

The matter will again be the topic at the June 12th Board meeting. The office of adjutant will remain as assigned to the 1st V.Cmdr appointed, just as the Chaplain, Quartermaster, and Service Officer.

JR Past Commander – Shorty Geiger, Finance Officer – Dick O. Blenis, Judge Advocate – Bill Kauffman, Provost Marshall – Dave Menzer, Inspector General – Newton Wylie, 3rd Year Trustee – Bill Sheplett, along with previous elected trustees, Chuck Manor and Dave Hanilton.


POST #296

On June 14th Flag Day is celebrated. Comic books and flags will be given away at Southgate Plaza by American Legion Post #296.


Robert M. Geyer, US Army, WWII


"I am the flag of the United States of America. I was born on June 14, 1777 in Philadelphia. I have my own law – Public Law 829 – THE FLAG CODE – so on June 14th honor my birth by flying me high for I am the sacred emblem of your country and your deed to freedom. And remember, "My colors won't run – ever!"

(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)

(We hear it a lot; what does it mean?)
"I pledge allegiance" - (I promise to be true)
"to the flag" - (to the sign of our country)
"of the United States of America" - (each state that has joined to make our country)
"and to the Republic" - (a republic is a country where the people choose others to make laws for them. The government is for the people.)
"for which it stands," - (the flag means the country)
"one Nation" - (a single country)
"under God" - (the people believe in a supreme being)
"indivisible," - (the country cannot be split into parts)
"with liberty and justice" - (with freedom and fairness)
"for all." - (for each person in the country . . . you and me.)
NOTE: This pledge says you are promising to be true to the U.S.A.



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.

The Waynedale News Staff
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