NORMANDY (D-DAY) EUROPEAN THEATER REUNION GROUP (WWII) WILL RETURN TO ENGLAND & FRANCE MAY 17, 2002.
Veterans of D-Day, June 1944 and the European Theater of Operations (ETO) will depart New York, May 17, 2002 for a nostalgic Reunion Tour of London, Portsmouth, Brighton, Normandy including Omaha & Utah Beaches, Military Cemeteries, Cherbourg, Caen, Ste. Mere Eglise, Paris, etc. American & Canadian Veterans can contact Sy Canton, Executive Director. Normandy-European Theater of Operations (ETO) Reunion Group (WWII) at 5277B Lakefront Blvd., Delray Beach, Florida, 33484 or Telephone (561)865-8495.
NATIONAL GUARD, AIR GUARD, & VETERAN'S MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Who: American Legion Post 241
What: Membership Drive – literature, refreshments, beverages - Come out and meet the Commander - Membership Chairman on duty to
answer any questions you may have.
When: Saturday, November 17 from 1pm to 4pm
Where: Legion Post 241, 7605 Bluffton Road, Waynedale, Indiana
NOTE: Join now; membership cost to go up January 2002.
ARMY RESERVES UTILIZE RESOURCES TO SPONSOR COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE PROJECT: 'TONS OF FOOD'
The Family Readiness Group of the 221st Ordinance Company, United States Army Reserves, is sponsoring a community-wide food drive on Saturday, November 10 from 7am to 7pm. Non-perishable food items will be collected at 2 Kroger locations (8801 US 24 West and 601 Dupont Road). The Reserves will utilize their equipment to collect and transport all the donated food to Community Harvest Food Bank. "The mission of Project Tons of Food is to make our community stronger by assisting those in need right here in the Fort Wayne area, especially at the holidays," explains Aimee Gill of the Family Readiness Group. People are asked to bring non-perishable food that they would enjoy eating themselves, especially at the holidays.
AMERICAN LEGION DAVID PARRISH POST 296
'VETERAN'S DAY' – A DANCE will be held Sunday, November 11 from 3pm to 6pm. The Band will be MUSIC EXPRESS. The Post will be open from 1pm to 7pm. Ham & Beans & Cornbread for all Veterans as usual.
'OUR DAY' – Sunday, November 18th from 1pm to 5pm. Chaired this year by Lance DeBolt. Post 296 Veterans and deceased 296 Legionnaires' wives or husbands can come in free. Members can bring one guest for $3. Free food, music, games and a pool tournament with $1 entry fee and 100% payout. We are in need of volunteers for the door, help in the kitchen, and clean up. For your entertainment, we will have the Banjo Band. Food will be served from 2pm to 4pm or when the food runs out.
'POST EVERLASTING' – Tuesday, November 20th at 7:30pm. We remember those we lost this past year in a fitting and moving ceremony prior to the regular meeting of the Post membership.
'BREAKFAST AT THE POST' is scheduled for Saturday, November 10 from 8am to 9:30am. Menu will be a surprise. Please sign up at the bar.
AMERICAN LEGION WAYNEDALE POST 241
The word is out: It's true – Mary Bailer is our new cook and she is doing a great job; stop in for lunch and have one of her delicious lunch specials Monday thru Friday.
Monday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable
Tuesday: Pork Chop, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable
Wednesday: Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable
Thursday: Broasted Chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable
Friday: Fish, French fries, vegetable also homemade soup and chili
FROM THE COMMANDER
We've had many improvements to our Post Home – we have a new kitchen stove, another broaster, and an upgraded P.A. system. From my family to our Post family, we wish all a Happy Thanksgiving.
Commander Charlie Rathsack
FROM 1ST VICE COMMANDER
Just a reminder that December 31st is the last day for $20 dues – starting January 1, 2002, Legion dues will be $25.
POST 241 TAPS - George Roos, Virgil Watkins, Joseph Wood
KEKIONGA V.F.W. POST #1421
SERVING LUNCH 11AM TO 1PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
No Lunch Thanksgiving week.
We have a NEW cook -check us out!
Comrade – Richard A. Vonderhaar
Harold "Con" Evans – Past Post Commander
FROM A PAST COMMANDER – "MEMORY"
On October 5th we lost another comrade and friend. Harold "Con" Evans, Past All State Post Commander 1997-98, he will be missed at our Post and by many. Con had served as Jr. Vice/Sr. Vice, Post Commander and was presently on the House Committee, and in the same manner as Past Commander Bill Workman, was working Post/VFW business until the day he passed away. Con was at the Post every morning at 7:30am to do his job along with the others on the Committee.
Drinking orange juice, smoking a cigar on his favorite stool at the bar, Con would even play a few tickets, but always talking about current events with his friends, he liked that history channel on the post TV, always ready with a "Hello, How are you doing?" to everyone who stopped by the Post.
Con loved his post and the VFW, his fellow veterans was first on his mind. He would make sure that he was at the Post every Monday to do bills and at the end of his year as Commander he turned over 52 weekly reports, and knew where all the post receipts and disbursements were.
Con was at every event, meeting, on the State, District, and Post level when he was Post Commander, he enjoyed riding on the fire truck in the parades . . . yes, Con Evans will be missed by all who knew him.
- John Dahman, Past Commander
FROM THE LADIES AUXILIARY PRESIDENT –
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and as we join family members on this special day let's not forget those brave servicemen and women that are in harms way protecting this great country and the freedoms we hold so dear, and the families of those who lost their lives so needlessly on September 11th. The USA is the greatest country in the world, as "United WE Stand." To those who are ill we wish a speedy recovery and to those who have lost a loved one, you have our deepest sympathy.
- Marrilee Dahman - President
WAYNEDALE AREA VETERANS ORGANIZATION MEETINGS
LEGION POST 241 - General Legion meeting - November 13 - 7pm
LEGION Post 241 - Ladies Auxiliary meeting - November 13 - 7:30pm
S.A.L. Squadron 241 General meeting - November 20 - 7:30pm
LEGION POST 296 – General meeting – November 20 – 7:30pm
S.A.L. Squadron 296 – General meeting – November 20 – 6:30pm
AM VETS POST 33 – General meeting – November 21 - 7pm
V.F.W. POST 1421 - Ladies Auxiliary – November 15 – 7pm.