Commander’s Column – June 201n Issue 17 – 6 from Post 2 in Salem NH

AMVETS – POST 2 –COMMANDER’S COLUMN
June 2, 2017 Issue 17 – 6
Good Afternoon:
Our next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM (there will not be a meeting in July and
August).
The Memorial Service scheduled for May 28, 2017 had to be postponed, due to a death in my family. At
last night’s meeting the members asked to have the memorial service scheduled for this month.
The Memorial Service, for our deceased comrades, is scheduled for Sunday, June
25, 2017, at 11:00 AM. It will be held at our memorial stone, which is located at
the Pine Grove Cemetery, in Salem, NH.
This time and date will allow us to attend the service and still have time to attend the installation of
officers (1:00 PM, June 25).
During the month of May three members of our post visited the Aurora Sr. Living Home, in Derry, NH, at
which time seven veterans were each presented with a plaque. Each plaque had a picture of the
veteran, their branch of service and the dates of their service. On another occasion two members from
our post visited a home bound Vietnam Veteran.
Our post also represented the AMVETS on May 30, at the Cathedral of the Pines, in Rindge, NH. It was
the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s memorial Bell Tower and the 60th Anniversary of the Dedication of
the Altar of the Nations as a National War Monument. Members from just about all the veteran’s
organization were there. The Commander of the United States Submarine Veterans came from Florida
for the ceremony. The Memorial Service is held each year, on May 30, it is certainly worth the trip.
Last night Chief Master Sargent Tom Puzzo, of our post, presented the AMVET Scholarship Awards to
each of the recipients at a ceremony held at Salem High School.
Tonight we will be attending a dinner in honor of Sg.t Ed Lo. Sgt. Lo was a Salem High graduate and a
member of the JROTC. Sgt. Lo was killed in Iraq. All proceeds from the diner are used for scholarships.
On June 10, 2017 our First vice Commander and I will be attending the MA AMVETS State Convention in
Sturbridge. Last year we got to meet the AMVETS National Commander.
I wish to thank all who sent their condolences on the death of my brother.