Seeking MIA Family Reference Samples: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is seeking the public’s help to find and encourage more MIA families to donate a DNA sample to help speed the identification process of recovered remains. Currently, 89 percent of the Korean War’s 7,800 MIAs have a family reference sample on file, 84 percent for the Cold War’s 126 MIAs, and 81 percent of the Vietnam War’s 1,600 missing. But for World War II, it’s a dismal 4 percent of the 73,500 who are still missing. Each military service and the State Department has a service casualty office that can explain how to donate. For more information, go to: http://www.dpaa.mil/Families/ContactInformation.aspx.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
The sign-up sheets for Canal Town Days Volunteers and the Free Flu Shots are both available for “business” at the Post. Check on the wall by the sign-up area to ensure you get the times you want to receive the sharp pointed thing in your arm and, of course, get to volunteer for the times you are available to help with the Post’s Canal Town Day’s Activities.
The first annual James R. Hickey Post Golf Tournament was completed today, August 22, 2015, and deemed a success. The team victory was won by Bill Campbell’s team, finishing the day with a ten (10) under par effort. Two of the other teams finished in a close second place.
The weather was beautiful, Winged Pheasant Golf course was in outstanding condition and the competition only exceeded by the camaraderie of all those who attended and participated. Chairman Bill Campbell, Commander of the Post’s Sons of the American Legion, is confident that there will be more teams participating next year. The funds raised by these efforts, provide support for the local veterans’ programs, scholarships and other opportunities for the community.
Bartenders are needed at the Post for the “night” shift and weekends. This opportunity offers some part-time supplemental income to prospective employees. To apply, you must be a Palmyra American Legion Post #120 member in good standing with a minimum of one year membership. If you are interested, contact Amber or let one of the Board Members know.
Dave Keukelaar has again provided a link to an outstanding production that promises to be entertaining, informative and motivating. The link below will take you to the trailer for movie production of the making of the US Army’s Guards for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington. Watch it and be prepared to be impressed with the dedication to perfection that is required by the men who walk the post 24/7/365. It makes one proud to see their commitment. This is one documentary worth watching.
The American Cancer Society reported to the Post on August 5th that Team American Legion Post 120 has raised $1,124.00 dollars to support the fight against cancer. We have until the end of August (31st) to add to this to help in our united fight against cancer.
If you forgot to contribute or want to add to what you have already given, just send a check to the post made out to “Palmyra American Legion” with a note directing it to the Relay for Life fight against cancer.