Dear Auxiliary Brothers and Sisters
A few of us from our Auxiliary were able to attend the National Convention in New Orleans in July. It was a great turnout and offers the chance to meet people from all over this great country of ours. Personally, I felt that some of the highlights were having an opportunity to view the Buddy Poppy displays, see the Patriotic Art entries as well as hearing the first place winner of the Voice of Democracy’s essay; it was amazing and she won a $30,000 scholarship. It restores your faith in our younger generation! Also, there were several vendors there offering a plethora of services for our Veterans.
We are looking forward to a very busy season for the Post and Auxiliary. September 9th is the Tunnels to Towers 5k Run/Walk; check this organization out on Facebook; they help build homes for Veterans.
On September 11th, AKA Patriot Day, the flags will be going up at about 6:30 am and down the same time in the evening. As always, you are welcome to come out and help put them up or take them down. The Avenue of Flags displays over 60 flags; its’s a big job, but a rewarding one. That evening, the Auxiliary will meet at 7:00 pm for our regular meeting; due to the Post changing their meeting, there will be no meal served, but if anyone wants to bring a sweet treat, I don’t think there would be any argument over it!
Saturday, September 16th, is our members’ and family picnic at the VFW Lakes. We are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Post 3838; the Auxiliary turns 75 in June of next year, so it will be a double celebration. The Post will provide the food, so please bring a dessert. If we get enough desserts, we may sell whole pies/cakes/etc. There will be activities for all and Commander Joe and I are planning to initiate new members that day.
Saturday, September 23rd is our monthly trash pick up at 10 am and Bingo at the Veterans Home which starts at 2:00 pm. Please consider giving up an hour of your time to help these great Veterans. They deserve it, they appreciate it, and you’ll be glad you did it!
On Sunday, September 24th, the 7th Annual Out of the Darkness walk will be held at Cape County North Park. The walk starts at noon, but come out early and visit the various booths and see the 22 pairs of boots that we display which represents the number of Veterans we lose every day to suicide. We encourage all to come out and support this worthwhile event.
Stay tuned, there’s much more to come!
Dale Ann Humphries, Auxiliary President