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.
“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.
Chaplain Carl Maxwell saying a prayer for the ceremony.
Honor Guard presenting the colors.
Ready to unveil the American Flag.
L: Adjutant Charles Gaines
Guest speaker, Mitchell Shields honoring Post 532 Honor Guard in the many duties they have performed over the years.
A new 30" x 40" American Flag made from wood and now mounted on the wall.
Much appreciation to Jordan Muzzy (left) and Kyndal Arrowood (right) for the singing of our National anthem. Great job as Chaplain Carl Maxwell salutes our American flag.
Guest speaker, Harvie Lance gave as inspiring message about his service career and read four beautiful poems composed by him. Thank you Harvie for your service and attending our Post meeting.
Commander Rondall Brown presents an award to Harvie Lance for his service to our Country and attending our meeting.
PREPRESENTING THE COLORS
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, 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.