Commander’s Column – December 2017 from Post 2 in Salem NH

AMVETS – Post 2 – Commander’s Column
December 1, 2017 Issue 17-10
Good Morning:
Our next meeting is scheduled for December 7, 2017, at 7:00 PM.
December will be a busy month; Dec. 5 will be the first anniversary of our dedicating our AMVETS
Monument at the Pine Grove Cemetery, in Salem, NH. I plan to have a little memorial service at the
cemetery at 10:00 AM. If you can make it come by and pay your respects to our departed comrades.
Dec. 7, we will be having a Remembrance Service at the VFW, here in Salem, NH. The Service will take
place at 12:55 PM (7:55 AM Honolulu time), also our meeting night.
Dec. 9 we will be having our Christmas Party – the Social hour will start at 6:000 PM and the dinner will
be served at 7:00 PM
Dec. 10 we will be visiting the 42 patients at the Veterans Medical Center in Manchester, NH. We will be
presenting each of the patients a token of our appreciation. We will be leaving at 1:15 PM from the
Knights of Columbus Hall, located on Main St., in Salem NH.
Then I hope all of you have a Blessed Christmas on the 25
th
.
This year we will be holding our Nominations and Election of Officers at the May meeting, which is on
the 3
rd
of May. Our Installation of Officers will be held on the 20
th
of May at 2:00 PM. Our installing
officer will be Leon Proctor, the District One Commander.
The officers to be elected are:
Commander – 1
st
Vice Commander – 2
nd
Vice Commander – Adjutant – Finance Officer – Provost
Marshall – Judge Advocate and three Trustees.
The Commander will then appoint the following officers:
Chaplain – Historian – Service Officer.
The officers will assume their responsibilities of office at the June meeting.
Now is the time to consider becoming an officer of our post.
For your information:
Dec. 2, 1805: Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Empower of France by Pope Pius VII, in Rome.
Dec. 7, 1941: Without warning, the armed forces of Japan attacked the American forces, at Pearl
Harbor.
Dec. 11, 1941: Germany and Italy declare war on the U. S. The U. S. immediately declared war on them.
Dec. 13, 1991: North and South Korea signed a Treaty of Reconciliation and Non-Aggression, which also
formally ended the Korean War, although actual fighting had ceased in 1953.
Dec. 14, 1799: George Washington died at Mount Vernon.
Dec. 16, 1944: The Battle of the Bulge began.
Dec. 17, 1903: Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first powered controlled airplane flights. They
made four flights near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the longest flight lasted about one
minute.

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