John Schlafer, Palmyra’s American Legion Post #120 Service Officer, and David Borland, the 2nd Vice Commander, visited the Parkwood Heights of Macedon and shared a presentation about the American Legion; who we are, what it is, what it offers and what it supports. Over 15 senior citizen residents and their spouses attended. Parkwood’s program director, Kandi Ligouri, offered the American Legion this opportunity because of the large number of veterans residing within their community. Following the slideshow and discussion, many questions were asked and information shared. The presentation included how veterans can gain access to the services that are offered in the area. Internet and email addresses were provided to the attendees so they could seek information that was personal and pertinent to them as individuals. Many had been members of a Legion Post in another part of NY State, but were not aware that there was an active Post so close to them where they resided now. Opportunities for inclusion into all the activities being planned by the Post for its members were discussed and offered. We are excited that Bus trips to the Military Tattoo, Air Shows, Washington, DC and other venues are very real possibilities. Day trips to the Post for games, social conversation and camaraderie are also being planned.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Amber Jenkins, Post Manager, called the 1st Chicken n’ Biscuits dinner hosted cooperatively by the Auxiliary and the Post, “a hugh success!” They were sold out before 2:30 on Sunday, February 23rd. The question has to be then asked, “do you think we should continue this monthly for our Post and community?” We want your opinions on this. Stop in or call and share your thoughts. You can use the Post’s website, email or Facebook as well. We need to hear from you.
Visit the Post and take a look at the sign in the bar area. As it moves and shares the announcements, there is something that needs to viewed by each person. If you can figure out what it references, ask the bartender and discover what your prize can be. Eat your heart out, Sherlock Holmes. The answer is …. Sorry, you have to find out for yourself.
John Schlafer, Post Service Officer, is already busy putting plans in motion for Veterans Day, 2015. John has already applied to West Point to again invite their Glee Club to visit and perform in the Palmyra-Macedon area. There is a great deal of behind the scenes activity underway to make this a reality for next year. It was one of the activities that was cancelled when the sequestration was invoked during the budget squabbles. Stay tuned for further updates as this wonderful opportunity is pursued.
1st Vice Commander, Bob Coleman, has a unique collectible with which he is willing to part. In his possession are two templates that would have fit perfectly on the side of a B-52 prior to the Vietnam Era. One is the SAC emblem and the other is identifying the 5th Bomb Wing from “why not Minot”. If you were in SAC you may wish to get one of the templates from Bob and affix it to the front of your personal B-52 or a VW Beetle, whichever you drive most often. See Bob for details.
Former US Army Sgt. Thomas Tantalo contacted the James R. Hickey Post #120 and asked us to share that his company has implemented a change which can assist veterans (currently serving or have served) in purchasing a vehicle. We share this information so that, if interested, you may investigate and make your own informed decisions. Doan Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram said they will honor veterans with their DD214 and a copy of the flyer they sent. Ray Jenkins, Post Finance Officer can provide a copy of the flyer if you decide to proceed. For further information, contact (former Sgt.) Tantalo at (585) 953-0773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.