"Post Exchange"

Post 1, (Alexander-Mercer) Philadelphia, PA
C. Stoner, PC, blairstonier@outlook.com

Post 2, (Post of the Potomac)
—Ralph Wallace, PC, wallacerl@verizon.net

Post 7, (Lt. Hugh McKay) Savannah, GA
—Gary Yates, PC, dmiles@metro-developers.com

Post 10, (BG Jimmy Stewart) Los Angeles, CA —Gary Chambers, PC, aesccret03@yahoo.com

Post 26, SE Michigan
—O. Ivan Benedict, PC. oibenedict@yahoo.com

Post 48, (Col Alexander O. Brodie) Phoenix, AZ
    Because August was a dark month for Post meetings, we did very little, except travel our own paths, although there were a few planning meetings for the future.

    September was also a very slow, but we did have our September meeting, and our regular Breakfast meeting. Our high light was a SAMS membership booth at the Mesa Market Place. We did not get any new members, but had an excellent time talking, and meeting other Veteran Organization members, and shoppers.

    We were invited to participate in the Goldwater High School’s annual parade for homecoming. Although it isn’t an actual veterans program, we enjoyed it and met a lot of great young people. The best event we did was performing our Remembrance Table for the “Semper Fi Marines Group”. They were very appreciative of our attendance, and impressed by our Table. We got to enjoy a meal, and raffle they were having. Our guys won hats, and a picture of the Mt Suribachi Flag Raising, on Iwo Jima. All pictures were signed by the three Marines in attendance that fought on Iwo Jima. That alone was worth the time.

    In November, we were at Garden Lakes Elementary School for their annual Veterans Appreciation Day, and were again asked to do our Remembrance Table, and flag fold. It is really amazing to see how the students pay attention, and the questions they have afterwards really show an interest in our veterans. The Post also did the same program for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at their luncheon meeting in Phoenix. They too, were really interested in our program. On the 12th we presented the colors at The Golden Corral Restaurant in Surprise. We were compensated with a free dinner, as were all veterans on that date at all Golden Corral restaurants in Phoenix.
—Bill King, VC, for
—Roy McClymonds, PC. ramnpt@cox.net

Post 60, (Gen Elijah Clark) Atlanta, GA
—Thomas Conn, PC. rickconn@bellsouth.net

Post 75, (Minuteman) W. MA, W. CT
—John Killion, PC. johnk2118@gmail.com

Post 76, (Patrick Henry) Yorktown, VA
    On Veterans Day, Col Patrick Henry deployed skirmishers; His Culpeper Minutemen responded...
    Howard Topp and Gary Hodges in Williamsburg, participated in the Colonial Williamsburg Veteran’s Day March.
    Les Page attended to a Quilts of Valor event on this day in the Hampton Roads area. He has made numerous Quilts of Valor Awards and has a long history with the Quilts of Valor Foundation both at a national and local level.
    Bill Melgaard standing up for Veterans with his long-time family commitment in Hampton. The day always offers him a personal expression with those he served with in Vietnam.
    Tommy Beard was at the Kirkin’ of the Tartan in Norfolk.
    David Hufton was holding vigil in North Carolina.
    PC Kevin Sanders was out of the area on work assignment.
    Although we were not together in one place, together in one purpose. All took time to remember and reflect on those who have served and are serving and the loved ones who stood vigil with them.
—T. Beard, for
—Kevin Sanders, PC, robkek82@gmail.com

Post 81, (Archie McIntosh) Tucson, AZ —Allan Sperling, VC for
—Bruce Culver. PC, bccol1@yahoo.com

Post 100, (MGen Keith L. Ware, Jr.) CO

—Roy Poole, PC. macpoole001@gmail.com

Post 116, Roanoke, VA
—Bernard L. Adams PC, machiram@gmail.com

Post 131, (ADM Franklin Buchanan) Jacksonville, FL
—Bruce Gervin, Sr. PC, brucegervin@gmail.com

Post 328, (Alvin C. York) Knoxville, TN
—Thomas Smith PC, volfireman56@gmail.com

Post 711, (Celts) Bolder City, NV
Submitted by: Bob Garlow, VC, for
—Ed Gilmore, PC, 702-301-4080

Post 777, (777th Highlanders) Las Vegas, NV
—Tesha Seawell, PC, akhalteke88@yahoo.com

Post 808, (Princess V Ka’iulani) Honolulu, Hawaii
    Members of 808 were quite busy this last quarter with Veteran’s Day activities.
2 Nov:   PC Larry Phillips and NA Sita Menor attended the Hawaii WWI Centennial Commission’s distinctive award for Hawaii’s only WWI Memorial, the Natatorium on the beach in Waikiki, Honolulu. Celtic Pipes and Drums, Warren Cone piped “When the Battle O’er” at 0600 for the College of Piping event for pipers around the world.
11 Nov:    PC Phillips NA Menor and past NC Tim Cooke attended the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, placing lei and honored our fallen comrades. Our members of the Celtic Pipes and Drums played taps at the eternal flame at Honolulu Hale, downtown Honolulu at 1100.
12 Nov:    PC Phillips and NA Menor marched in the 72nd Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Wahiawa Lions Club. Our webmaster and Adj Chuck Jamison, (on the mainland) performed a church salute to veterans, a charter school salute to veterans and a corporate salute to veterans flag raising.
—Larry L. Phillips, PC. jlphil1@hawaiiantel.net

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