Sunday, October 8, 2017


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.


 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. 

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