VFW Post 1894 June Newsletter by Jarhead19901994


									Issue III                                                                                                 June 2011

Congratulations to the new officers 2011-2012.

Commander - Harold Houk
Sr.-Vice Commander - Chester Jones
                                                                          Flags Out...
                                                         "The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with
Jr-Vice Commander - Robert Harrell                    flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense
                                                      of their country and during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in
Quartermaster Robert - Easton                         almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this obser-
                                                      vance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in
Chaplain - Gerald Day                                 their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as
                                                      circumstances may permit."
Judge Advocate - Robert Daugherty                        The two ceremonies were joined in 1868, and northern states commemo-
Surgeon - Kenneth Raines                              rated the day on May 30. The southern states commemorated their war dead
                                                      on different days. Children read poems and sang civil war songs and veter-
3 year Trustee - Harry House                          ans came to school wearing their medals and uniforms to tell students about
                                                      the Civil War. Then the veterans marched through their home towns followed
2 year Trustee - Stewart Vest                         by the townspeople to the cemetery. They decorated graves and took photo-
                                                      graphs of soldiers next to American flags. Rifles were shot in the air as a
1 year Trustee - George Newland                       salute to the northern soldiers who had given their lives to keep the United
                                                      States together.
                                                         In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day and soldiers who had
  The new year is full of promise! New carpet has     died in previous wars were honored as well. In the northern United States, it
                                                      was designated a public holiday. In 1971, along with other holidays, Presi-
been installed at the Post Home. If you haven’t       dent Richard Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday on the last Mon-
checked it out yet, come on down and see.             day in May.
  We have several items for members to use, in-          Cities all around the United States hold their own ceremonies on the last
cluding 2 computers with Internet access (one soon    Monday in May* to pay respect to the men and women who have died in
                                                      wars or in the service of their country.
to be with a cac card reader), a Wii game system,        Memorial Day is not limited to honor only those Americans from the armed
Pool Table, Cable TV, etc.. Come in and check it      forces. It is also a day for personal remembrance. Families and individuals
out.                                                  honor the memories of their loved ones who have died. Church services,
  Our Post has qualified for All-State Honors this    visits to the cemetery, flowers on graves or even silent tribute mark the day
                                                      with dignity and solemnity. It is a day of reflection.
year. Thank you to all who have worked so hard to
see this year be a successful one. Any Post mem-
ber interested in a white hat may order one. Please
see Rick House or Bob Easton for the necessary
forms for ordering.

Rick House
     His heritage to his children                                              Top 10 Things
    wasn’t words or possessions,                                             You’ll NEVER Hear
                                                                                  a Dad Say
     but an unspoken treasure,                                                                              MO VFW Service Officer Fundraiser Pins
    the treasure of his example                        10. Well, how‘bout that? I’m lost! Looks              are in. They are available at BINGO,
       as a man and a father.                          like we’ll have to stop and ask for direc-         through the Quartermaster, Ladies Auxiliary
           ~Will Rogers Jr.                            tions.                                              Treasurer or they can be available through
                                                       9. You know Pumpkin, now that you’re               YOU. For more info please contact the QM
                                                       thirteen, you’ll be ready for un-                      or LA Treasurer for more information.
It’s only when you grow up and step
                                                       chaperoned car dates. Won’t that be fun?
   back from him—or leave him for                      8. I noticed that all your friends have a
    your own career and your own                       certain hostile attitude. I like that.              FLAG SCHEDULE 2011
  home—it’s only then that you can                     7. Here’s the credit card and the keys to
      measure his greatness and                        my new car. Go Crazy!!
                                                       6. What do you mean you wanna play                 Flag Day—Tuesday, June 14
          fully appreciate it.
                                                       football? Figure skating isn’t good                Independence Day—Monday, July 4
          ~Margaret Truman
                                                       enough for you, son?
                                                       5. Your Mother and I are going away for            Labor Day—Monday, September 5
Source—Family Circle 6/10/03
                                                       the weekend. You might want to con-
   _________________________                           sider throwing a party.                            Patriot’s Day—Sunday, September 11
                                                       4. Well, I don’t know what’s wrong with            Columbus Day—Monday, October 10
No. 1 on Our List — Literally!                         your car. Probably one of those doo-
A father was completely lost in the                    hicky thingies—ya know, that makes it              Veterans Day—Friday, November 11
kitchen and never ate unless someone                   run or something. Just have it towed to a
prepared a meal for him. When Mother                   mechanic and I’ll pay whatever he asks.            Pearl Harbor Day—Wed., December 7
was ill, however, he volunteered to go to              3. No son of mine is going to live under                     Flags up——6:50 am
the supermarket for her. She sent him                  this roof without an earring. Now quit                       Flags Down—4:45 pm
off with a carefully numbered list of                  your belly-aching, and let’s go to the
seven items. Dad returned shortly, very                mall.                                                  Meet in front of the Elks Lodge
proud of himself, and proceeded to un-                 2. Waddya wanna go and get a job for? I                 (Center North Side of Square)
pack the grocery bags. He had:                         make plenty of money for you to spend.               Contact: Bill Harrison (660) 492-0183
One bag of sugar, two dozen eggs, three                1. What do I want for Father’s Day?
hams, four boxes of detergent, five                    Aahh—don’t worry about it. It’s no big
boxes of crackers, six eggplants, and                  deal. (They may say it, but they don’t mean it).
seven green peppers.

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                                              Preserving the Memory of the Fallen
                                              That we are remembering a special class of citizen on Memorial Day goes without saying
                                                   Memorial Day needs a public revival. Far too few Americans genuinely appreciate the sacrifices made on their
                                                   “Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten
     VFW NATIONAL HOME                        as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.”
       FOR CHILDREN                                It is only appropriate that on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s beginning that we quote the founding
 NEW website is up, Check it out at           words of Decoration Day, long since called Memorial Day. John Logan, then head of the Grand Army of the Re-
   http://www.vfwnationalhome.org/            public (GAR), called General Order No. 11 (issued May 5, 1868) the proudest act of his life.
 If you’re not already a Life Member               That’s saying a lot considering his military record as a Civil War general. Declaring May 30 a national day of
                                              remembrance throughout the North was indeed a monumental moment. However, the divisions caused by the war
please consider it for this worthwhile
                                              prevented that day from being universally accepted until WWI.
organization. Cost is $35.00 and in-               Today, the problem is an apathetic public. Back then, after the Civil War, most American families had a per-
      cludes a Life Member Pin.               sonal connection to a death in uniform. Now, only a handful does. (The holiday’s commercialization in 1968—
                                              when its observation was changed to the last Monday in May—minimized its true meaning, too.)
                                                   “Few Americans are touched personally by the ongoing conflicts overseas,” editorialized The Washington
   BRAIN BUILDERS                             Times. “The vast majority have no direct contact with the war in any form, much less knowing someone who fell.”
                                                   Yet it is precisely in wartime that Memorial Day is most poignant. This is especially so because less than 1%
Try to fill in the missing numbers.           of the population is bearing the burden. A survey taken among military families revealed that 94% felt discon-
Use the numbers 1 through 9 to                nected from the larger society, feeling that their sacrifices are unappreciated.
complete the equations. Each num-                  Remembering is vital. “Memory is the key to the character not only of a person, but a country,” Kathy Roth-
ber is only used once. Each row is a          Douquet, a Marine wife and founder of Blue Star Families, wrote in USA Today. “Memory is necessary for both
                                              historic and moral understanding.”
math equation. Work from left to                   That we are remembering a special class of citizen on Memorial Day goes without saying. Since time imme-
right. Each column is a math equa-            morial, Western societies have canonized warriors who sacrificed their lives. Exactly what makes up the character
tion. Work from top to bottom.                of those willing to sacrifice their lives in battle?
                                                   Ancient Athenian statesman Pericles described them in making a plea to honor the dead who had faced the
                                              vast armies of Persia on the plains of Greece.
                                              “…In the face of death they resolved to rely upon themselves alone,” he said. “And when the moment came, they
                                              were minded to resist and suffer, rather than to fly and save their lives; they ran away from the word dishonor; but
                                              on the battlefield their feet stood fast, and in an instant, at the height of their fortune, they passed away from the
                                              scene, not of their fear, but of their glory.”
                                                   These words apply equally to the Americans who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to those who pre-
                                              ceded them dating back to the Revolutionary War. As our society drifts further away from the realities of war, it is
                                              necessary to remind the public of what the tiny minority does for the vast majority. That is what Memorial Day is all
                                                                                           From the May 2011 VFW Magazine

                                                                                   Oven Roasted Pulled Pork
                                                                                  Fork-tender, succulent pulled pork!

    Solution on back page (don’t peek yet).       4 to 6 lb Pork Shoulder Roast (Pork Butt or Boston Butt)

   OUR FLAG...The United States of                DRY RUB:
 America Flag is over 225 years old, yet          2 T Brown Sugar                                 1 T Salt
Pennsylvania is the only state that has Flag      1 T Freshly Ground Black Pepper                 1 T Paprika
        Day as an official holiday.               2 t Chile Powder                                2 t Garlic Powder
We live in the greatest nation in the world!      2 t Onion Powder                                2 t Ground Cumin
  Our goal is…..                                  1 t Cayenne
i To make sure that the public will never         Rinse the meat and pat dry. Mix the rub and thoroughly coat all sides of the pork.
   forget the sacrifices America’s soldiers       Preheat oven to 215 degrees F.
   make to protect our freedoms.                  Place the pork, fattier side up, in a large Dutch oven. Pour 1/3 cup apple juice into a
i To teach proper care of the Flag.               small, oven proof ramekin, and add 1 teas. liquid smoke. Place this ramekin in the Dutch
i To teach America’s heritage, promote            oven next to the meat. Cover tightly and place in the center of preheated oven. Roast
   patriotism, and observe patriotic holi-        pork for 12 hours (over night works great). Turn off the oven and allow the pork to rest
   days.                                          for 1 hour before removing from oven. Then pull apart into small pieces…. Enjoy!

   The next District 6 meeting                      MO Department Convention                                       The 111th Nat’l Convention
  AUG 7, meal at 12:00 noon                              is June 9-12, 2011                                          Aug 27 - Sept 1, 2011
  meetings to follow. Post 4287                           Columbia, Missouri                                           San Antonio, Texas
      Slater, Missouri Post                         Start planning now to attend.                                 Start Planning now to attend.
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                                                                                                Members of
       DAYS TO REMEMBER THIS MONTH                                                             VFW Post 1894
                                                                                             currently deployed
                  June 14—Flag Day                                                                overseas.
                                                                                              Please provide information on any others
            June—19—Father’s Day                                                     including addresses if known to Rick House 924-1853 or at
                                                                                    LCPL Stephen Schildgen
           June 21—Summer Begins                                                    3/7 Lima Co, 2nd Plt
                                                                                    Unit 41590
                                                                                    FPO AP 96427-1590
                                                                                    Currently serving in Afghanistan

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                                                                                    Currently serving in Afghanistan

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****CLASSIFIEDS****                                                                 Currently serving in Iraq

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