Monday, October 30, 2017
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.
Posted by VolneyVet at 5:25 PM
Sunday, October 8, 2017
NEW YORK VISITATION
to Oswego County
A social hour was held from 5 pm to 6 pm at the Horning-Fournier Post 418 in Phoenix, NY.
The dinner chairman was Shawn M. Mills and the post was decorated and ready for the dignitaries when they arrived.
The welcoming committee awaited their arrival.
Post 418 Commander Bud Lee (on right)
5th Dist. Auxiliary President Michelle LeJeune
5th District Sons of American Legion Commander Dennis George
New York Auxiliary President Patricia Hennessey
Hungry folks awaiting dinner
Squadron 418 SAL Commander Mark Shatraw
The head table
NY SAL Comdr. William Clancy III
5th District Legion Cmdr. Richard Palmer Jr.
NY Dept. Cmdr. RENA NESSLER
Rena Nessler & Pat Hennessey
Cake for dessert
The Oswego County visitation chairman was Shawn M. Mills,
seated next to his wife Angela.
Lighted Japanese lanterns adorned every table and all dignitaries had boutonnieres and corsages created by David Rowlee and donated by the Rowlee family. Many members of our American Legion family donated their time and effort to make this dinner a success.
Unfortunately the Oswego County American Legion Commander was not present due to health problems. Past department vice commander James R. Ellis filled in for him.
Each of the department of New York officers spoke briefly on their programs for the year and all were adamant about increasing our membership to keep supporting all veterans and their families with active programs like Empire Girls State, Boys State, the oratorical contest and other children and youth activities. Donations were accepted for the officers' project including the National Emergency Fund which is used to assist the victims of floods, hurricanes and other tragic events.
Posted by VolneyVet at 7:38 PM
NEW YORK STATE OFFICERS
made their official annual visitation to Oswego County on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with a meet and greet luncheon at Homer Russell Smith Post 587 in Fulton.
We were honored to have the first woman American Legion Commander RENA NESSLER with us as well as American Legion Auxiliary President Patricia Hennessey.
Traveling with them was the Sons of the American Legion State Commander William Clancy III. They had lunch with over two dozen Legionnaires from our county as well as those traveling with them.
There was a brief tour of the Fulton War Memorial before they motored to Oswego for a guided tour of historic Fort Ontario.
The weather was ideal: sunny and warm and everyone was interested in the history of our Fort Ontario.
Following are a few pictures of the days events prior to the evening meal which was served at Horning-Fournier Post 418 in Phoenix with nearly a hundred persons attending to partake of the pork dinner with all the trimmings as well as a fine cake for dessert.
New York Legion Commander RENA NESSLER
looking at Post 587 history book as past commander
JOHN YOUNG chats with another member.
New York Sons of the American Legion
Commander William Clancy III helps our
Oswego County Auxiliary President
Betty Rowlee to attach his pin.
NY Sons of American Legion Commander William Clancy III,
NY Auxiliary President Patricia Hennessey with the tour guide
and NY American Legion Commander Rena Nessler
at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY
Fort Ontario Wall
Visitation continued on next blog.....
Posted by VolneyVet at 6:25 PM
HERO SIZE GARAGE SALE
at: Altmar Legion Post #1435
Church Street, Altmar, NY
Nov. 10-11-12 & Nov. 17-18-19
Fri. & Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
2 floors full of items.
Household wares, candles, pictures, Christmas
decorations, pots, dishes, toys, blankets, jewelry,
dolls, DVD's, knickknacks, few pieces of furniture.
Antique desk, games, clothing, coats, snow pants,
To benefit: Handmade for Heroes, Inc.
A local volunteer nonprofit, sending packages
to our Military Heroes.
Look for bright green arrows!
Posted by VolneyVet at 3:29 PM