Monday, August 22, 2011

*FLY THE FLAG*





Please join us in this *FLY THE FLAG* campaign. We have less than 3 weeks and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America.

THE PROGRAM:
        On Thursday, September 11th, 2011, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this tenth anniversary of one our country's worst tragedies. We do this honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

        In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses  and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity.


        Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.

Action Plan:
        So, here's what we need you to do ...

        (1) Forward this message to everyone you know (at least 11 people).
Please don't be the one to break this chain.
        Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.

        (2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11.  Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year -round,  but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day.

        Thank you for your participation.
        God Bless You and God Bless America!

        *Thank you.*

Friday, August 19, 2011

PHOENIX POST 418

YANKEE POT ROAST DINNER
9/24/2011

 Saturday, September 24th
at Horning-Fournier Post 418
Phoenix, NY
4:00 PM until gone....
ONLY $7.00 each!

Come on down and 
bring your appetite!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

OSWEGO POST ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES at
OSWEGO
AMERICAN LEGION
POST 268
GARAGE SALE
On Sat. August 20
10 AM to 3 PM




SOCKS FOR VETERANS


The auxiliary is still collecting socks for the veterans in the nursing homes. If you can help, please pick up a package of Fruit of Loom Crew white socks for men. The bin is in the club rooms. Please tape a piece of paper with your name on it. All names will be included on card sent with socks. Our goal is for Veterans Day November 11th.

HERE AND THERE

NEWS NOTES - - -

Announcement from:  AMERICAN LEGION KINGS COUNTY DEPARTMENT of NEW YORK  

Please include in your prayers a special word to our Lord for Rev.  ALFRED C. THOMPSON, Past National, Past Department of New York Chaplain, Past Kings County Commander, member of the George Washington/Victor Allegretti Memorial Post. Rev Al will be undergoing Coronary Surgery. in a hospital in New Hampshire.  I don't have any other information. When I know more I will pass it on. Our prayers are important at this time for Reverend's recovery to a Safe, Healthy and fast non-complication restoration to Life and the American Legion..    

"In God We Trust!"  
Frank J. Fazzio, PCC        
Adjutant  







Also include in your prayers the speedy recovery of Tom Kurk, Past SAL Detachment Commander, who went under Surgery for Kidney Cancer. I'm sure your notes, prayers, and or calls will help brighten his days  which will speed his recovery...  

His address:
Tom Kurk
149 State Street #2
Manchester, NY 14504   


In Service for God & Country,
Ann Viverito, Website Coordinator

BIKE RIDE IN THE DESERT

 Great footage.

 Our mute TV alphabet channels never showed this,


Can you even imagine Obama doing this?
  
THIS is a 

Commander in Chief!
 



Click your mouse here:  July 4 2011

I'd just bet ya never saw this on any news report!

 NOT A WORD from CBS, NOTHING from NBC, SAME "Nothing heard" from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc. They never said a word.

God Bless America
 

MCJROTC COMPETITION

INVITATION TO Annual MCJROTC Drill Competition

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2011



On Saturday 19 November, the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Program at Mexico Academy and Central School will host the annual Drill meet from 9 AM to 5 PM. The members of your Post are respectfully invited to attend and observe these outstanding young citizens as they compete against schools from across New York and the North East.

The MCJROTC program is an elective in leadership provided to students from 9th to 12th grade. It is the purpose of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. Instructors are tasked to develop informed citizens, strengthen character by the teaching of discipline, and develop understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship.


The Mexico MCJROTC Drill team begins the year with high expectations. The team finished 5th in the Nation at the National High School Drill team Championships last May. With the departure of many seniors at graduation, this year's team will be looking to make its own mark.


Please RSVP prior to 30 September if your post will have members attend so we can properly recognize them. Thank you, for your service to our nation and we hope to see you at the 19th of November. If you have any questions or there is anything we can do for you, please contact SgtMaj Combes or myself at (315) 963-8400, extension 5007 (work), LtCol Freda cell (315) 955-3881, or SgtMaj Combes (315) 751-9992.


The above letter has gone out to local American Legion posts. For more information on this program, you may click on MEXICO to see a video on the program.

To see one of their drills from past years, check out this drill at MACS for the USMC Armed Duel Drill Team exercise. Click on MACS.

Mexico Academy & Central School

Let's try to attend this program and show our support for this great program. Remember the date:

19 NOVEMBER 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR

DEPARTMENT MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR

Today many Legionnaires who are interested in membership gathered at Arthur W. Butler Post 359 in East Syracuse for an update on the latest techniques and methods of building and maintaining your post membership. 

Oswego County was NOT well represented as only 4 members showed up. Then we wonder why our membership is down!!! It's time to get to work on it!!!

Signing in for membership seminar.

Donald Logan is the 5th and 6th District Vice Commander for the year 2011-2012.

NY Commander MIKE BOWEN with Delos Rowlee, 
Past Fifth District Commander

Oswego County Commander Fred Waters and
Oswego Post 268 Commander Renee Hall sign in.

There was much discussion on the new 'pay on-line' option for paying American Legion dues. There is no doubt that it is the way that most will be paid in the future. Currently, it is an option which many younger members prefer.

Despite confusion of the issue, there are just a few changes to the way memberships are handled. When you receive a notice that your member has paid on-line, you DO NOT SEND IN THE CARD TO DEPARTMENT! They will pick it up from National and the dues money to the Post will be returned via a credit on your membership report. There will be no actual paper check.

The member prints out a 'temporary' membership card which is valid until the Post sends their pre-printed card from National upon receiving notice that the member has paid their dues on-line. 

The Key-Word is:

P R I D E
   P - Preparation. 
      R - Research. 
   I  - Information.
  D - Dialogue. 
  E - Excitement and Enjoyment. 

You may contact Cassie at department (1-800-332-6632) and ask her to send you the list of CURRENT paid members of Post One for your county. You will NOT need zipcodes. The list iincludes zip codes that border your county. She can send this e-mail in an excel spread sheet.

This can be a great tool for your Post to generate prospective members. If they have already paid their dues in Post One, then there is a high possibility that they may be willing to transfer into your local post. Just contact them and talk with them, let them know what your Post does for the veterans, what programs you participate in, etc. 
Check out MyLegion.Org. You may access it from The American Legion's National web site.