Attached is the March Commander’s Colum.
For God and Country
Commander AMVETS – Post 2 _ Salem, NH
AMVETS Post 2 Commander’s Column
March 2, 2019 Issue 19-3
Our next meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2019.
At this meeting we will be awarding the AMVET of the Year and the Commander’s Service awards. Come to the meeting and congratulate the recipients.
The Ground Hog has predicated an early Spring, the weather man has said we should be getting up to 10 inches of snow this week, but Daylight Savings Time will still come on March 10 and the first day of Spring will still occur on March 20. With more hours of daylight, perhaps more members will be able to attend our meetings.
Our Annual Meeting will be on May 2, 2019. At the April 4th meeting we will start the Nomination process ( you must be present to accept the nomination, or notify the commander, in writing, of your intent to accept the nomination ). This is your opportunity to come out and nominate the officers that will represent our post for the next year.
Since this will be my last year as your Commander (I am taking a year away from all offices, in all organizations), I have decided to re-cap some of the activities our post has been involved in. In the next Commander’s Column I will list, what I feel, are some of the successes and not so successful activities our post has been involved in.
Our White Clover Drive is scheduled for May 10 & 11. Dennis Coleman will be coordinating the Drive this year, see him to sign up.
Our post will be participating in our 4th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manchester. The parade is scheduled for March 31. If you would like to participate, let me know.
For Your Information
March 1, 1961: President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps.
March 4, 1933: Franklin D. Roosevelt took office and delivered his first inaugural address.
March 4, 1888: Knute Rockne was born. His record at Notre Dame was 105 wins, 12 losses and 5 ties. He is the one who said “Win one for the Gipper”.
March 5, 1770: The Boston Massacre occurred, five were killed and six were injured. The first man killed was Crispus Attucks.
March 6, 1886: The Alamo fell to Mexican troops. The seige began on Feb. 23.
March 10, 1860: The first issue of U. S. Government paper money occured.
March 15, 44BC: Julius Caesar was assinated.