How quickly the months pass nowadays. Of course, when you are
always busy the time seems to fly even more! Our Yorktown Post continues
with a furious pace of operations. We continued our long tradition of
opening the Yorktown Grange Fair after Labor Day with a flag-raising
ceremony. Our Post manned a table at the annual Field Home Fall Festival a
few weeks later. We were invited to provide a Color Guard for the
dedication of a part of Rt-118 in Yorktown for Maj. Carpenter, US Army, who
was killed in training accident. Later that month we conducted our 11th
annual Montrose VA Food Pantry Collection at the two local ACME
Supermarkets. The proceeds collected help those veterans in our community
that rely on the pantry to survive. Also in September, the Town of Yorktown
asked our Post members to lower the flags at Town Hall's flagpoles as they
were removed for a construction project to install handicapped parking
there. We were happy to assist. On December 7, 2017, the anniversary of the
attack on Pearl Harbor, our Yorktown Post members joined members of the
Yorktown VFW Post to re-activate the three new flagpoles in front of Town
Hall. We then activated the 7 new flagpoles in the adjacent Patriot's Park.
The town installed the old flagpole in the center for the US flag and placed 6
additional poles to fly the flags of the five branches of the military services
and one for the Merchant Marines who served in WWII.
Veterans Day weekend was also a busy one for our Post. We marched
in the Shrub Oak Veterans Day Parade, attended the ceremonies at Town
Hall and the Jefferson Village Complex. We also travelled out to Purdy's to
visit the veterans living in the Salem Hills and Waterview Rehabilitation
facilities. Closing the week of events we travelled over to the Mt Kisco Post
#136 where NYS Sen. Terrence Murphy inducted our Post's Chaplain Tom
Einwich into the 40th District's Veterans Hall of Fame! Congratulations
Tom! A richly deserved honor for you and all your work you do for our Post.
If that wasn't enough... on November 11, 2017 the National Adjutant
issued a charter for our brand new Sons of the American Legion Squadron
#1009! This was a long process to get the interest and members organized
but we now have a new unit to help us with our work in the community!
Congratulations to our new Sons members and we ask everyone to help
make them feel a welcome part of our Post family!
To all our Yorktown Post #1009 members... enjoy a peaceful and safe
Holiday Season! Feel the pride in YOUR wonderful Post, its membership,
and its accomplishments. If you are a veteran in our Yorktown area and not a
member of our Post, come down and try us on for size. New faces bring new
ideas and quickly become great friends with our merry bunch of
John D. Giacomini