Commander's Corner

                   The holiday season is fast approaching and our Post has continued its
    busy schedule of events and activities.  Just since I took office last June our
    Post has been involved in 29 events already!  Every event is a credit to our
    Post and its Legionnaires.  We have Rendered Honors at 3 veteran's wakes,
    conducted 7 Honor Flag ceremonies flying the burial flags of those who have
    gone to their final posting; visited and recognized those veterans residing in
    our local nursing homes; collected food for those veterans relying of the
    Montrose VA Food pantry; returned a WWII soldier's dog tags to his next of
    kin in a reverent ceremony at Town Hall.  We have also helped clear 70+
    years of neglect and overgrowth from a local abandoned cemetery that has 9
    Civil War veterans interred in it.  Once you add our visit to a local
    elementary school, the Field Home Fall Festival, and the Yorktown Grange
    Fair flag-raising - you can see we are visible all across Yorktown honoring
    our country's veterans, remembering those who came before us, and
    educating everyone about the service of our veterans in all of America's
                   At our monthly meetings - in October we have enjoyed two young
    men speaking to our Post and thanking us for their experience attending the
    NYS Boys State program last summer.  Our Yorktown Post had sponsored
    these high school juniors to attend this important program.  In November we
    were visited by the Daughters of Liberty who presented our Vietnam
    Veterans with pins marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at the
    meeting.  At every meeting our members are recognized for their efforts and
    educated about what our Post is planning to do and why we are doing it.  If
    you have some time I encourage you to stop in to one of our meetings or
    events.  You won't feel like an outsider for long because all of our members
    are happy about what we have been accomplishing and would love to chat
    with you and tell you all about it.  Come and be a part of our Yorktown Post
    and we'll be even more successful with your added help.
                   Happy Holidays to you all!
                                                                                          John D. Giacomini
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