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MAY/ JUNE 2018

Thank you to all Veterans who attended the “Welcome Home” Vietnam Era Veterans party. It was terrific SOLD OUT event with DJ Steve Steiner playing all the familiar 60’s songs from Armed Forces Radio.  And we got to wear our fatigues (maybe not the original size) once again. Thanks goes to the crew who transformed the hall into a Jungle Firebase. If you didn’t make it this year, mark your calendars for next year. Our photo gallery with our youthful good looks and “Where Were You?” Map was the highlights. Thanks also goes to Gerry Berry for bringing down the Army jeeps and weapons.

The Swift Boats were docked for that weekend from San Diego Maritime Museum and were available for tours. It was a great turnout as part of the whole “Vietnam” weekend. Thanks for Mike Schubert for organizing this.

May is Poppy Month. Be sure to wear your poppies to remember all Veterans who have served. It will culminate on Memorial Day with the ceremony at Pacific View Cemetery Monday, May 28 at 11 am, and continue at the Post at 1 pm with a ceremony and BBQ lunch under the Big Top with M Street band.

May is also very busy with Cinco de Mayo which will be celebrated in the Post Cantina Saturday, May 5 and our famous Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Sunday, May 13. Be sure to get your reservations in early as this fills up quickly. There will be grass parking available which helps the parking situation.

Armed Forces Day is May 19, honoring all who are serving around the world to keep us safe. Come down for a BBQ lunch buffet cooked by Dennis’s kitchen staff under the Big Top and listen to the live music all afternoon.

Officers and Executive Committee for the 2018-2019 Command Year were elected unopposed at the April 11 general meeting, so there will be NO ELECTIONS in May.  Come to the general meeting on May 9th but NO VOTING will be necessary that day. 

Results are as follows:

Officers

Commander                                       Doug Nye

1st Vice Commander                           Mike Schubert

2nd Vice Commander                          Anne Borren

3rd Vice Commander                          Sandy Schneeberger     

Finance Officer                                  Paul Meye

Sgt-at-Arms                                      “Skipper” Tim Bercovitz

Historian                                           Carmen Williams

Chaplain                                           Open

Executive Committee

Rich Whitlinger, Wayne Zippi

The American Legion will turn 100 years old in 2019 and I am honored to serve as your Commander in its 100th year anniversary.  Installation of all Legion Family Officers will be held Sunday, June 3 in the Main Hall with a Buffet Dinner served. Please join us. All members welcome.

Check the website for more information regarding our Summer events like the Father’s Day BBQ, Sock Hop and Casino Night, all in June, Jazz Nights which are starting up again, and of course, our all-day event at the Post July 4th! 

Lastly, every Friday night is Dance Party Fridays in the Main Hall with a band on stage.  Dinners are served until 8 pm, and dancing from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Check the current calendar for all Post events on the bulletin boards and on the website –– al291.com

Remember our mission statement of “Veterans First”. If you love your freedom, “Thank a Vet”.   The Post is not a “Club”, but an American Legion Post for Military Veterans who share common experiences. The Security staff is made up of SONs who are SONs of the Post. Please show respect to the Post Volunteer Security staff, all veterans and guests.

Attitude is the Altitude of Success at the American Legion Post 291. Let’s all work together to make that happen.


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