Post 1, (Alexander-Mercer) Philadelphia, PA
C. Stoner, PC, email@example.com
Post 2, (Post of the Potomac)
—Ralph Wallace, PC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post 7, (Lt. Hugh McKay) Savannah, GA
—Gary Yates, PC, email@example.com
Post 10, (BG Jimmy Stewart) Los Angeles, CA
—Gary Chambers, PC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post 26, SE Michigan
—O. Ivan Benedict, PC. email@example.com
Post 48, (Col Alexander O. Brodie) Phoenix, AZ
—Roy McClymonds, PC. firstname.lastname@example.org
Post 60, (Gen Elijah Clark) Atlanta, GA
—Thomas Conn, PC. email@example.com
Post 75, (Minuteman) W. MA, W. CT
—John Killion, PC. firstname.lastname@example.org
Post 76, (Patrick Henry) Yorktown, VA
15 December: Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia. Heavy rain was in the forecast, but fortunately, there were only intermittent bouts of rain with a thick fog cover and it was unusually warm for this time of year. This set the stage and reinforced that a somber and solemn occasion was unfolding.
By the time I arrived Gary Hodges had already sorted out the Post’s part of the ceremony. Gary is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. With S.A.R.’s participation, two Wreaths Across America events were supported.
Here in Hampton, there were many uniformed Service men and women present from all the Services. Participating in the ceremony were JROTC units from several of the high schools in the area. Other Veteran groups, Veterans, and many family members were on hand to lay wreaths. All in all, the dour weather did not seem to have had any negative effect on attendance.
The Remembrance Wreaths for the Armed Services were presented and retired in a well choreographed exchange that involved the presenters and JROTC Cadets. Gary presented the Remembrance Wreath for the Merchant Marine and his counterpart was JROTC Cadet Autumn Fischer from Bethel HS. This was her first year as a Cadet and her enthusiasm will serve her well as she begins the path for her Service in the Armed Forces. After the ceremony, everyone was invited to lay wreaths at the headstones in the cemetery.
—T. Beard, for
—Kevin Sanders, PC, email@example.com
Post 81, (Archie McIntosh) Tucson, AZ
—Allan Sperling, VC for
—Bruce Culver. PC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post 100, (MGen Keith L. Ware, Jr.) CO
—Roy Poole, PC. email@example.com
Post 116, Roanoke, VA
—Bernard L. Adams PC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post 131, (ADM Franklin Buchanan) Jacksonville, FL
—Bruce Gervin, Sr. PC, email@example.com
Post 328, (Alvin C. York) Knoxville, TN
—Thomas Smith PC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post 711, (Celts) Bolder City, NV
A wish for a prosperous New Year for all SAMS Posts. We are starting the year with a round of activities in our area.
Our February meeting will welcome new member Robert Lough. Our Color Guard Sgt has been recovering from back surgery and we hope he will be able to pick up where he left off. Gene Altobello had shoulder replacement at the VA Hospital in reno and is now back home. Our PC ed Gilmore continues to deliver “The Veteran Reporter’ newspaper in exchange for Post advertising.
It is with sorrow to report that Bob Garlow has resigned as VC due to health issues and other obligations. We hope to continue to see him at some meetings. We are also losing our QM Sue Garlow. The entire Post would like to thank Bob and Sue for their many years of service.
Our Finance Officer (and co-Chaplain) who is also a Nevada Coordinator of Clan Donald, will be attending Glencoe in Jacksonville, California.
We are changing our monthly meeting place to ‘Skinny Dugan’s’.
26 Jan: PC Gilmore, Tom Moran and Larry Morton attended the Burns Night Supper.
2 Feb: Post meeting at Skinny Dugan’s.
7 Feb: Monthly shoot at American Shooters.
22 Feb: Members will attend the memorial service at the Veteran’s Home to honor the residents who passed away in 2018.
Submitted by: Kurt Dunphy, Adj, for
—Ed Gilmore, PC, 702-301-4080
Post 777, (777th Highlanders) Las Vegas, NV
—Tesha Seawell, PC, email@example.com
Post 808, (Princess V Ka’iulani) Honolulu, Hawaii
The last quarter of the year was fairly quiet with most of members enjoying the holidays with family and friends. PC Larry Phillips and the Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii (CPDH), which includes our Pipers, Warren Cone, Chuck Jamison, Howard Lavy, Patrick Roberts and Drummer Sita Menor participated in the Pearl Harbor Day Parade on 7 December. Our webmaster and Adj. Chuck Jamison played with the Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii for Christmas Honolulu Lights parade. Chuck also played solo for Operation Santa on the USS Missouri for children of deployed troops and Gold Star children. On 26 January, our Pipers and Drummer played on the USS Missouri for the 75th Anniversary Living History Day, followed by playing at the Caledonian Society’s Burn’s Night celebration.
Our annual meeting will be held on 6 April, at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park during the Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games.
—Larry L. Phillips, PC. firstname.lastname@example.org