Thursday, November 17, 2011


On Wednesday, November 16th, the following Eagle Scouts were presented with their Good Citizenship awards at Fuller-Taylor Post 915, the American Legion. Sadly, many boys were not able to be present for the presentation. Each Scout described their Eagle Scout project when they came forward to receive their award.

Oswego County American Legion Commander Fred Waters
assisted Scouting Chairman James Ellis 
in presenting the awards.

Oswego County Scouting Chairman James Ellis

 The first award recipient was JUSTIN A. ARMOUR
a member of Troop 888

STEPHEN A. ASHLEY - Troop 723 (absent)

GAWAIN Z. GERMAN - Troop 709 (not present)
Award presented to his mother.

JAMES W. IRELAND - Troop 715 (absent)
NICHOLAS J. LaFLAIR - Troop 709 (absent)
MARC W. LaPOINT - Troop 709 (absent)
DAKOTA M. MALONE - Troop 780 (absent) 
MATTHEW J. MARTIN - Troop 723 (absent)
BRIAN M. MUNROE - Troop 735 (absent)
MICHAEL J. RADFORD - Troop 734 (absent)

GUILE I. SCRIBER - Troop 856 (absent)
STANLEY J. SKOTNISKI - Troop 829 (absent)
MICHAEL WALCZYK - Troop 3112 (absent)

 ADAM WILCKENS - Troop 724

MATTHEW R. WROBELL - Troop 723 (absent)
KALEB F. ZEDACK - Troop 825 (absent)

Following the presentations, there were refreshments for all those present.
Delicious Cake honoring Eagle Scouts

Sunday, November 13, 2011


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 God bless our troops!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FW: Hill Family Episode This Friday

Just a quick reminder of the November 4 episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition will feature a new home built for the Sgt. Allen Hill family.  Sgt. Hill is a combat disabled veteran and a member of The American Legion.  Just prior to the reveal of his new home he was extremely nervous and wasn’t certain he could appear before everyone who had a hand in providing his family a new home….that is until he was told The Kansas American Legion Riders were there to escort and support him.  The KS American Legion Riders, many of whom assisted in the build, are expected to be featured at the beginning and end of the program.  

 This program airs on Friday, November 4, 2011 on ABC network at 8 PM eastern time, 7 PM central time. 

American Legion Riders take part in the program.


Prior to the monthly meeting of American Legion Post 486 in Minetto, NY, Peter Allen, Ceo & founding member of" THANK A SERVICE MEMBER" presented Medallions to members Carl Shappee, Carl Allen, Fred Dumas, Andy Bardin, Delos Rowlee, Fran Tuttle, Huey Falls & Lloyd Rushford. Tony Barone was also presented a medallion at his home where he is confined due to a medical condition 

 Peter Allen,  (top right) presents Thank-A-
Service-Member  medallion to Carl Allen 
while seated Post 486 Legion  members 
Fran Tuttle and Fred Dumas look on.

Peter Allen presents medallion to Fred Dumas
as past Oswego County Commander
Carl Shappee studies his 
Thank-A-Service-Member Medal.

Peter Allen (center) greets past post
commander Lloyd Rushford (at left) 
and past Oswego County Commander 
Delos Rowlee looks on. At right is post
486 member Carl Allen.

Peter Allen presents medallion to Delos Rowlee,
past Oswego County Commander 
as post adjutant Andy Bardin (standing)
comes forward for his.

Peter Allen (left) greets Post 486 American
Legion member Hugh Falls as he presents
the Thank-A-Service-Member medallion.

American Legion Post 486 Chaplain Anthony Barone
holds his Thank-A-Service-Member medal which
was delivered to him by Post Commander 
Joe Wallace. Tony has been laid up with
medical problems and is a very 
active member of the post.

    For more information on this program, check out their web site at  

Below is the face and back of the "Thank You" medallion which the above members were presented with.

Face of the medallion

Reverse side with seal of each
of the branches of the United
States Armed Services.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Each year, the Oswego County American Legion presents a program of awarding Eagle Scout Awards to the scouts who have acquired this level of scouting. Good Citizenship medals and Certificates are presented to each one. These are a few pictures from past year's programs.

From the 2002-2003 year:

Good Citizenship Award
Each Eagle Scout get a Good Citizenship Award signed by the Oswego County Commander and the Oswego County Boy Scout Committee Chairman.

James Ellis, Boy Scout Chairman, Richard Palmer, County Commander
present award to Nicholas H. Tomaino in November 2002

Scouting Chairman Jim Ellis, Commander Palmer 
and Mark Vliet

After the presentations, there are refreshments which usually include cake and soda and coffee. Parents are urged to attend and if their son can't be present, his award will be presented to either a parent or a scout representative.

In the year 2002-2003 Emily Meade was the Oswego County Commander and proudly pinned the badges on the scouts.

County Commander Emily Meade pins medals on Eagle Scouts.

2002 Eagle Scouts with Awards and Certificates

Each year Oswego County awards 10 to 20 of these awards in recognition of the dedication of these Eagle Scouts. It is a proud moment for both parents and scouts. Scouting was one of the first children and youth committees which the American Legion originally sponsored and devoted much time to caring for the veteran and his or her family.

The future leaders of our great country
the United States of America!