Legislation For those of you receive VA care, My The American Legion
HealtheVet (MHV) is a powerful tool to
help you understand and manage your
US CONGRESS (H.R & SENATE) health. From that web site, you can: refill
The American Legion has believed that prescriptions; link to Federal and VA
the power and symbolism of the American benefits and resources and keep personal
Flag should be protected. We have served, health journals. To use MHV go to:
fought, and many of our friends have died www.myhealth.va.gov.
for our flag and our organization has
stepped forward to protect that flag. There LOCAL NEWS
are some who believe we should not fight to Clute-Phillips Post #938
protect our flag. There are others who Blue Star banners are available from
don’t understand that the flag is not our our post to present to family’s who has Your 2010-2011 Officers
focus; or our sole effort. But until our a member currently serving in our
membership, through resolution, says armed forces, stateside and overseas. Commander Kathy Kindle
otherwise, passing a flag protection
amendment will remain one of our
Please contact me or a member of the
legislative efforts. Please contact your post to have a banner presented to 1st Vice Cdr Gene Dinse
representative soon on this matter. them.
2nd Vice Cdr (vacant )
Supreme Court update SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
3rd Vice Cdr Darryl Hageman
Meetings are monthly every 2nd TUESDAY
March 2011 On March 2, the U.S. Supreme
at 8pm from Sept thru June. Our Legion Chaplain Dan Pitcher
Court delivered an 8-1 ruling in favor of the
room is located above the Village Hall.
church’s right to conduct anti-gay
demonstrations at military funerals. The We would like to see you there. SGT-At-Arms Darryl Hageman
American Legion, which raised money through
its Burn Pit blog site to cover legal fees for the Adjutant Harold Mufford
father of a fallen Marine whose funeral was NEW MEMBERS in 2010
picketed by the church, also filed a friend-of- Compliance Off. Harold Mufford
the-court brief in support of the father and Bruce Williams
against the church’s disruptions of private . Finance Officer John Burt
Be sure to welcome them if you see
The church is known for protesting with them around .
anti-gay signs, chants and slogans. They If you would like to read or
protest at military funerals under the belief
that the deaths of U.S. troops are God’s
print a copy of the Department of
punishment for America’s tolerance of New York American Legion
homosexuality. LEGION-EARS newsletter, log on
at www.ny.legion.org .
Our ANNUAL MEMORIAL FUND drive has
started. Please help us sell all 300 tickets. The Dec 2010
money purchases new flags for our veterans’ One of the 3
Commander’s Notes graves on Memorial Day each year. fleece blankets
We are doing well here in Middleport raffled to fund
with our legion programs. Our Memorial Day our Family
and Veteran Day programs are well attended Call now for tickets. Support
by our veterans, their families and the public. I
am always amazed at the large gatherings of
our small village. We are well supported by the LOCAL scene
community and we want to celebrate that by
continuing our service to our community. We Veterans Day ceremonies were
participate with Roy –Hart School district with held at 11AM, Thursday, NOV 11th at
the School Awards program where we present Veterans Park here in Middleport. We had
Awards and Saving bonds to deserving a good show of veterans and the event was
students of the Middle and High schools. The warmly attended by the local public. We
High School , with the help of the Guidance extend many thanks to Boy Scout Troop
Office counselors, continue to provide us with 23 for their well-executed flag retirement
information and a room conduct our Boys POST EVERLASTING
State interviews for selection of the most Raymond Neuman, Sr.
qualified junior to attend the year’s program.
I attended the National Convention in
Milwaukee in August 2010.. It was well “Lest we
attended by members from New York and forget”
Niagara County. The Band of the
Tonawandas won first place in the
competition and lead the National parade Sons of the American
there. We had a beautiful day and lots of Left to Right: Paul Collins, Harold
participants and parade watchers. Mufford, John Burt, Dale Schnackel
and Gene Dinse. Legion
On another note, we are working to begin a Afterwards, we gathered with the Auxiliary
new program at our Post. We want to start a and Juniors in the Middleport Fire hall If you would like to help us organize a
Sons of the American Legion Squadron here where a larger than usual crowd gathered squadron or know of someone who is
in Middleport. An SAL squadron is a program this year for the delicious soups and interested, please let us know.
of the American Legion. It currently boasts of sandwiches that were prepared by members
325,000 members nationwide. Here in Niagara We are signing up charter members NOW!
of the American Legion Auxiliary.
County we have 4 squadrons, we will be the
JUST ASK –is the motto of Dept
5th. We are collecting signatures NOW to Tim Parks, son of Tom and Joan Parks gave membership Chairman Mike Bowen.
submit to Department for a charter. If you a very good overview of his experiences at
have a male descendent or are one yourself, Boys State last summer. He thanked the JUST ASK YOUR VETERAN FRIENDS TO
you can sign up. There is no age limit. Post for selecting him for this opportunity. JOIN
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