ATTENTION QUIET WARRIORS CHAPTER
You need to take note of the change of location for our next meeting. We will be moving to the Richard’s Restaurant in Westland Mall at the corner of Jefferson & Getz. We will have our own room to meet in on Sat. Oct. 5, 2002 at 9 a.m. for breakfast and the meeting will follow at 10 a.m. All are welcome who have served during the Korean War Era, and any, who have served since then are also welcome to join us, along with spouses and friends. For more information call: (260) 747-0601
POST #33 FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS
A different entrée to be served each week!
KARAOKE AT POST #33
Come on down to the Post on Thursday Nights and sing & dance with J&R Karaoke from 7:30pm to 11:30pm – Eat Coney Dogs for 75 cents.
Question: What’s the big deal about a piece of cloth with some stripes and stars on it; it’s just a piece of cloth?
Answer: The National Flag represents our living country and is considered to be a living thing, symbolic of the respect and pride we have for our nation. Our flag is a precious possession. Display it with pride. There are certain basic rules of Heraldry which, if understood, generally indicate the proper methods of displaying the flag. The right arm, which is the sword arm and point of danger, is the place of honor. Therefore, the union (blue part with stars) is the honor point of the flag. The National Emblem is a symbol of our great country, our heritage and our place in the world. We owe reverence and respect to our flag. It represents the highest ideals of individual liberty, justice and equal opportunity for all.
POST 241 SAYS
“Stop in and have one of Mary’s “Home Cooked” and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday.” Starting in October, food every evening: Monday-241 Super Burgers, Tuesday-Sliders, Wednesday-Wings, Thursday-Food Specials to be announced, Friday-Regular Friday Night Dinners (October 4 Broasted Chicken and Fish Fry, October 11th 12oz Steak and Fish Fry). Don’t miss our 1st Brat Festival “Under the Big Top” – beer – music- October 12th from 3pm to 8pm.
POST 241 AUXILIARY SAYS
The members of the American Legion Auxiliary of Fort Wayne Unit 241 sponsored a benefit for Homeless Veterans on September 21, 2002 at the Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event was in conjunction with the Auxiliary’s Fall Conference, which was held to improve leadership and organizational skills. The theme for the Fall Conference was ‘Making Wise Choices’.
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING; A SOLDIER DIED TODAY (Author unknown)
He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he once fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies, they were heroes, every one.
And ‘tho sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly for they knew where of he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer, for ol’ Bob has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer, for a Soldier died today.
He won’t be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary, very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family, going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing, ‘tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing, and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories from the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country and offers up his life?
The politician’s stipend and the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate, to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary Soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps a pension, small.
It’s so easy to forget them, for it is so many times
That our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys, went to battle, but we know,
It is not the politicians with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out, with his ever-waffling stand?
Or would you want a Soldier—his home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier, who would fight until the end.
He was just a common Soldier, and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, we find the Soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor while he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days.