AMVETS – Post 2 – Commander’s Column
December 1, 2017 Issue 17-10
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
This year we will be holding our Nominations and Election of Officers at the May meeting, which is on
of May. Our Installation of Officers will be held on the 20
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
Vice Commander – 2
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
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