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Commanders Message:

I’m into my second night in the row for school Christmas programs, so I’m starting to get into the Christmas spirit.

Christmas can be the best time of the year for some people or time people struggle and are de-pressed about a loss, missing their family or loved ones. This is one of the things I learned serv-ing as a medic in the Army, loss of life and depression is a common theme during Christmas and the New Years. If you have time this holiday season visit our veterans who are home alone or at the nursing homes, and hospitals. Donate to the soup kitchens and organizations that really help people with food and other ways this time of year. Enjoy your time together with family and friends this holiday season. I hope your situation during the holidays is a positive one and that you do find that Christmas spirit!

We have good news about Tom Sharratt, he had successful brain surgery! We wish Tom a quick recovery, you have our prayers!

Please come to our December meeting and pack candy for Santa, some of you have been naughty and need to do some good before Christmas! Candy packing starts at 6:30 and brief meeting follows. Our spouses, SAL and Auxiliary are invited to enjoy the evening with us, it’s time to slow down and start enjoying the holiday sea-son

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Membership

By now, you should have received your membership renewal notice for the 2019 membership year. Please attend to renewing your membership as soon as possible. If you have a computer, tablet or smart phone, you can renew online at www.legion.org if that is more convenient for you. The "Renew" tab is at the top of the web page. You can use the online renewal feature to submit payment of your annual membership dues, set your account up for automatic renewal using your credit or debit card and to eliminate paper renewal notices by setting your account to have your renewal notices delivered via e-mail.

The American Legion remains the most powerful voice in America on behalf of Veterans, their families and communities across the nation. By renewing your membership, you are helping to ensure that Veterans’ continue to receive the benefits that they are entitled to.

Membership Totals to Date

2019 Paid Membership - 139

2019 Membership Goal– 195

Military Pranks

Many of us, when were "newbies" and didn’t have a whole lot of experience in the military, had pranks pulled on us in a good-natured way of "initiating" us into the unit. Some pranks pulled were: sending new person after a bucket of steam, 100 ft of flight line, left-handed monkey wrench, or relative bearing grease. Another prank is the "Sea Bat", where the crew on a ship has a mop bucket turned upside down and everyone is standing around looking at it. When new guy shows up and is naturally curious, the crew has him kneel down and peer under the bucket when the nearest deckhand grabs a wet mop and whacks the new guy across his backside! How many stories like this can we collect? If you have one, let me know!

October Bucket Drawing

October Drawing Was $20

No winner drawn.

November Drawing Will Be $30

Adjutant Notes

American Flags For Sale From The Legion

Don’t forget that Post 116 has flags available for sale to any member as well as anyone in our Community or beyond. This can be a great fundraiser for the American Legion so spread the word and don’t forget the Legion when you need to order a flag. The 3’ x 5’ flags are $25.00.

Proper Disposal Of The American Flag

There is a proper ceremony for the disposal of the American Flag, which usually involves collecting up all of the unserviceable flags, an inspection by the Sergeant at Arms followed by burning. Such an event was held on September 11th at Chaseburg Post 202. We had our flags retired at this ceremony. We collect flags from throughout the community through our flag disposal drop box. It is located in the parking lot at the southwest corner of the banquet hall. Please use this for disposing your flags and let your friends and neighbors know about this as well.

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