POST EVERLASTING CEREMONY 2019

THIS EVENINGS MEETING WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE POST EVERLASTING CEREMONY FOR OUR COMRADES WHOM WE HAVE LOST IN THE PAST YEAR.


IT IS MY SAD DUTY TO REPORT THAT COMRADES: JACK PARRISH,  WILLIAM POWELL, JAMES HADAS, THURMOND ROACH, RONDLE FORD, ROBERT LEONARD, BOYD LEDFORD, JAMES CONRAD, KENNETH LEDFORD, AND DONALD KELLY HAVE BEEN CALLED FROM OUR MIDST AND GONE TO REPORT TO THE COMMANDER OF ALL.

100th ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN LEGION

  

“Still Serving America” Float in Rose Parade


American Legion Begins 100th Year Celebration


The new year begins for millions of Americans by watching the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year’s extravaganza presented a float celebrating the 100th year of the American Legion.  Named “Still Serving America” the float immediately followed the Marine Corps band, as the third entrant in the 5.5-mile parade route.

Increasing awareness of the Legion’s centennial year, the parade was televised on ABC, NBC, the Hallmark Channel, and other networks. Additionally, it was featured during a segment highlighting the construction of parade floats.

Riding on the float were four Medal of Honor recipients, as well as a representative from each of the five military branches of service. Also included were an American Legion Rider, youth program alumni from Legion Boys State, the Auxiliary’s Girls State program, an American Legion scholar, and the Olympic gold medalist plus American Legion air-rifle champion. The float’s riders were selected to feature our nation’s military veterans, and programs of the American Legion family.

Clay County Progress readers can expect to learn more information about this 100th anniversary celebration by Hayesville’s Post and Unit 532 in the upcoming calendar year.

Consider your own membership in 2019. Join us for a meal Tuesday, January 29 at 6PM before our 7PM meeting and remembrance ceremony.


 Location: Community Services Building, 25 Riverside Drive.

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DEPT. COMMANDER EVAN THOMPSON

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INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS POST 532

Post 532 very  much appreciates your visiting our humble Post in the Western North  Carolina mountains. We are aware of the very busy schedule for a  Department Commander. Your time is valuable, especially to us, for  installation of our coming year officers. Plus your being accompanied by  your lovely wife is a special privilege, especially for our Auxiliary,  and the installation of their officers. It is always a pleasure seeing  you and we want to thank you for being so supportive of our Post. It is  nice to know that the Department Commander knows where Hayesville is. 😊

Best wishes for a successful year as Commander of the Department of North Carolina.

FRONT ROW: L TO R:   COMMANDER RONDAL BROWN, 2ND VICE COMMANDER BILL CHRISTY, SGT. OF GUARD, PHIL CANTLEY, JUDGE ADVOCATE, JACK GREVE, ADJUTANT. REAR ROW L TO R:  CHARLE GAINES, DEPARTMENT COMMANDER, EVAN THOMPSON, CHAPLAIN, CARL MAXWELL, FINANCE OFFICER, MARK RUNGE, SERVICE OFICER, LARRY SAMS.

BILL OXFORD FOR NATIONAL CMDR.

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Jack Greve presents a check to Bill Oxford

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  Bill Oxford, who is running for Legion National Commander (2019-2020) was presented a donation to his campaign fund by Post 532 at the Division meeting.  Present for the presentation were Charles  Gaines, Dist. 25 Vice CMDR/Post Adjutant, Mark Runge, Post Finance Officer, and Jack Greve, Post Member/Past District Commander who was tasked with making the presentation on behalf of the Post as shown in the photo.