Commander's Corner
          
    7/13/2017

                    For the past several years our Post has incrementally improved in so
    many areas each year.  This year in particular has been a strong one for our
    Yorktown Post.  Our Post not only achieved 100% membership renewals but
    we grew by two members!  Both are excellent signs that our Post is a place
    that veterans want to be associated with!  We took part in more events, at 38,
    than ever before.  We have travelled to local locations to visit with older
    veterans in local nursing and rehabilitation facilities.  The wonderful
    feedback we received from these public appearances from our members and
    those we visited have re-assured us that this is the way to proceed further in
    the future.  We once again sponsored two high school boys to the Legion's
    Boys State program in Morrisville, NY this summer.  Our Post's own Roger
    Thompson was honored with induction into the 40th Senate District
    Veterans Hall of Fame back in November for his work with our Post and the
    Yorktown Fire Department.  Our Yorktown Post continued working with the
    Yorktown Lions Club with our successful Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
    and Breakfast with Santa events.  The Post's Veterans Commemorative Brick
    program allowed us to once again donate $2,500 to local veterans-related
    charities this past Memorial Day raising our total donations from this
    program during the past 5 years to over $20,000!!
             With our Post programs maintaining this high level of activity we still
    kept Post infrastructure a top priority this past year.  Eagle Scout projects
    benefited the Post with a new US Flag Drop-box out in front and a beautiful
    wooden fence along the top of the medical building wall to increase the
    safety of anyone on our property.  Our recent updates to our bathrooms, back
    room, kitchen, and bar have improved the atmosphere and service of our Post
    to make it more enjoyable for all customers and members.  This year we have
    started to see some of our newer Post members confidently beginning to step
    up to take over some of the leadership positions of our Post - now one of the
    busiest in Westchester.
              Finally, I'd like to thank everyone who took part by attending or
    working at any of our events this past year.  The mutual help and
    comradeship of our members is what led to our Post being awarded the
    Westchester County Commander's Trophy for 'Most Outstanding Post for
    2017' at the Westchester County American Legion Convention back in June.  
    During this same Convention we were also the recipient of a 100%
    Membership Award for everyone's visible support of our Post through their
    membership renewals this year.
             To all our Yorktown Post #1009 members... enjoy a peaceful and safe
    Summer!  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
    Legionnaires!
                                                                                   
                                                                                          John D. Giacomini
                                                                                                         Commander
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