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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all!

Our adopted platoon got three more helpers. Arline Thienel sent a bunch of puzzle books to be shipped over and Victor and Lucy DiPierro donated items for the guys. A big thank you from me and I’m sure you will hear from the troops.

Save this date. Saturday, May 16, my Boosters are sponsoring a bus trip to The Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. Cost is $30 per person with $26 back. Coffee and donuts at the post at 8 a.m. with the bus leaving promptly at 9 a.m. Refreshments will be on board as well as a 50/50. A $10 non-refundable deposit is required with reservation with the balance due by Sunday, May 10 . Call the Post at (718) 822-8873 for further info.

This next from my Marine, Joe Mazz. On September 5, the First Marine Division Association and Chapter 785 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will be holding the first annual “The Honor Run” to raise money for the construction of a Fisher House, Support of the Intrepid Foundation and to provide scholarships for the sons and daughters of those who have given everything for our freedom. For more information log onto theunit@cox.net  or visit www.thehonorrun.org.

Here’s a freebie for you: Ten flag decals at absolutely no cost. Just mail a self addressed stamped envelope to: USA Traffic Signs c/o Free Flags, 33 Miles Street, Binghamton, NY 13905. Limit two per household. If you want two, then it’s two SASE’s.

Another date to hold: The Drunken Volleyball Competition will be held here on our Great Lawn Sunday, May 17. Really, no one gets drunk and the proceeds go to Calvary Hospital. Runs from about noon to 6 p.m.

Jim McManus, another friend of the Post and a Trivia contributor to this column, dropped off a flyer for Flags Unfurled, a company run by Dick Mills who served aboard The Intrepid. Dick has all kinds of flags, so if your front yard needs one, give him a call at (845) 405-1722.

Bedford, Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is the home of the National D-Day Memorial. Why Bedford? Because 19 servicemen died at Omaha Beach in the first minutes of fighting and two more were killed in the ensuing days. This is 21 people who gave their lives from a town with a population of 3,200. This 88 acre site was dedicated by President Bush on June 6, 1997.

Trivia Time!!

The Air Force Academy was created on April 1, 1954.

The Pony Express began on April 3, 1860 and went from St Joe To Sacramento.

On the same date in 1936, Bruno Hauptman was electrocuted.

On the same date in1882, Jesse James was shot. 

April 4, 1968, saw the shooting of Dr. Martin Luther King.

On April 6, 1917, The United States entered WWI.

Your brains are full now so, keep the troops in your prayers, hug a vet and God bless.

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