Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017 EAGLE SCOUT AWARDS

EAGLE SCOUT AWARDS

Certificates were presented to 
14 Eagle Scouts in Oswego County.

One Eagle was present to accept his certificate
and tell about his project. 
His mother accompanied him.

Pictured below is NIC STEVENS from Troop 734. 
 



The other recipients are listed as: 
Troop 715 - Seth Dunn and Troy Rogers; 
Troop 724 - Daniel Donegan, Christopher Suchecki & Maxwell Yonkers; 
Troop 734 - James Kristensen;  
Troop 735 - Kyle Hartman; 
Troop 750 - Austin Wilson and Daniel Knowlton; 
Troop 780 - Evan Salmonsen; 
Troop 888 - Michael Gilbert; 
Troop 3112 - Christian Radziseski and Nathan Tinklepaugh.

  

The attendance was low this year as noted in the photos below...

 
There was a beautiful cake provided 
by Fuller-Taylor Post 915 and 
lots of soda for those attending. 
Last year we had the presence of the 5th District American Legion Commander to assist, 
but not this year!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Have You Forgotten Who I Am?

Have You Forgotten

Who I Am?

Hello. Remember me? 
Some people call me "Old Glory"...
Others call me the Star Spangled Banner
But whatever they call me, I'm your flag.


The flag of the United States of America.

Something has been bothering me...
So I thought I'd talk it over with you.
Not too long ago, people were lining up
On both sides of the street
To see a parade go by...
And naturally I was leading that parade
Proudly waving in the breeze

And when your Daddy saw me coming,
He would immediately remove his hat
And place it over his left shoulder
So his right hand would be over his heart.



And you, you were standing there...
Right next to your Dad.
You didn't wear a hat, and your little sister
Not to be outdone was standing right next to you
And both of you had your right hand over your heart. 

What has happened now?

I don't feel as proud as I used to.  
I'm still the same old flag...
I see children playing, shouting...
They don't seem to know or care who I am
Or what I stand for.
I saw an elderly gentleman take his hat off
But when he saw others with theirs son,
He turned around and slowly walked away.

Hey, I'm still the same old flag.


A few stars have been added 
Since those parades long ago...
A lot of blood has been shed.
Is it a sin to be patriotic anymore?

Have you forgotten who I am?

What I stand for? And where I've been?


Anzio, Guadalcanal, Korea and Vietnam?
Take a good look one of these days... 
At the memorial honor roll.
Of all the names of all those
That never came back.

They gave their lives for this 
For this Great Nation to be free.
Under God.

When you salute me,
You salute each and every one of them.
Well it won't be long now and I'll be coming 
Down the street leading that parade
And proudly waving in the breeze.

So when you see me coming,
Stand up straight and salute.
And I'll salute you by waving back.


And then I'll know that you remember.

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

LET'S SAVE THE MEMORIALS

VETERANS DAY 2017


How many are aware of the fact that there are those who want to destroy or tear down veterans memorials throughout our land?

Well, there are those who are trying and we must NOT let that happen! So here is a link so you may learn more about this travesty.



As we pause to honor our veterans today, let us also remember our heritage and the price that they have paid so that we may live in a free country where anyone can achieve anything they put their minds to... Just use all your skills to attain your goals. And remember to put GOD first and foremost in your planning.

God bless our veterans!
God bless our government!
God bless the USA!


 

Monday, November 6, 2017

VETERANS DAY MESSAGE

VETERANS DAY MESSAGE
from National Commander 
Denise Rohan




Check out this message from
The American Legion website:

Click on 

Let's thank all veterans for their sacrifice and service, remembering their families also. 
Remember...
 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISCUSSION - 1 HOUR

MEDICAL MARIJUANA


This is a link to a recent discussion on the urgency to require the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of PTSD and TBI of our returning service people. There is definitely a need for the use of marijuana to get off the pharmaceutical drugs which are causing our veterans to self-destruct. Please take a few minutes to listen to the arguments put forth by The American Legion and our legislators in Washington in favor of the study on this video. 

Just click on the link below to watch this video:



Thank you for your sacrifice.

Monday, October 30, 2017

American Legion Christmas Correction

In the previous entry I mistakenly typed PFSD instead of PTSD. Please note this correction. Thanks!

AMERICAN LEGION CHRISTMAS

AMERICAN LEGION
CHRISTMAS



A thoughtful video about
a veteran who has
suffered with PFSD
and received help from
The American Legion

He has a son and a loving wife
who are helping him in his
return to normal life after
his military service.

Please pass this on to
any returning veteran
you know who may
also be struggling with
the demons of living through
horrendous war memories.

Great music of the
OAK RIDGE BOYS
and a great message
for us all to consider...

Click on link below for video: 

God bless all our military
service people and keep them
in your loving arms.