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April Commander’s Column for Post 2 in Salem NH

AMVETS – Post 2 – Commander’s Column
April 2018 Issue 18 – 4
Good Morning:
Our next meeting is scheduled for April 5, 2018.
At our last meeting a copy of the proposed budget for 2018 was distributed
and discussed. At this month’s meeting we will be voting on the approval of
our budget. At this meeting we will also be opening the Nominations for
this year’s Officers. Nominations will remain open until the May meeting, at
which time we will also have the Election for this year’s Officers.
The month of May will have a lot of events happening. I thought I would let
you know in advance, so that you might plan your schedule, if you decide
you want to participate in any of these activities.
The scheduled activities are:
May 4, 2018
: Monthly MIA Memorial Service
May 11 & 12
: We will be standing out at six locations in Salem, NH,
distributing White Clovers.
May 20, 2018
: Installation of Officers
May 24, 2018
: Presentation of medal to a JROTC Cadet, at Salem, NH High
School.
May 27, 2018
: Dedication of three
Memorial Benches, at the Veteran’s Cemetery, in Boscawen, NH.
May 28, 2018
: Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Service, in Salem, NH.
May 30, 2018
: Annual Memorial Day Service, at the Cathedral of the Pines
in Rindge, NH.
May 31, 2018
: Presentation of three scholarships.
May 31, 2018
: Bingo for patients at the Veteran’s Medical Center, in
Manchester.
May 2018
: Presentation of medal to a ROTC
cadet, at the University of NH.
June 2, 2018
: Pizza party
for the residents at the Veteran’s Home, in Tilton, NH.
If anyone is interested in attending any of these activities, give me a call.
This year our Post will be donating money to many charities, attend a
meeting and help us select the charities to contribute to.
For your information
:
April 9, 1865: The Civil War effectively ended, as Gen. Robert E. Lee
surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
April 10, 1942: The Bataan Death March begins.
April 10, 1945: The Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald was liberated.
April 11, 1971: Apollo 13 was launched from Cape Kennedy at 2:13 PM.
Fifty-six hours into the flight an oxygen tank exploded.
April 12, 1861: The American Civil War began.
April 12, 1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt died.
April 14, 1865: President Abraham Lincoln was shot, he died the next day.
April 18, 1775: “The Midnight Ride” of Paul Revere and William Dawes.
April 19, 1775: The “Shot Heard Around the World” was fired at Lexington
Green, thus began the American Revolution.
April 22, 1864: “in God We Trust” was included on all newly minted U. S.
coins.
April 31, 1789: George Washington became the first U. S. President.