American Legion F.D. Thompson Post 521 invites all to help celebrate history

From the Commander’s Log 20170820


The great month of September is filled with history of the staunch nation and your American Legion plans to celebrate and invites you to help us celebrate the history of the American Fighting Man.

On August 15th Japan ceased fighting in WW II, but it was on September 2, 1945 that Japan formally surrenders, hence VJ Day!!!

What a day, what a day!

Church bells should be ringing and the people ought to rejoice because a formidable opponent is now a staunch ally.

Thanks to all the men and women who fought bravely in that war.

Many of those Airmen, Soldiers, and Sailors have gone on to meet the Great Commander, but there are a few who yet live to tell their story.

Give glory to God for His amazing grace!

Labor Day is the first Monday in September and it “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the workers who have made it the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our nation.

What a fitting description of the American Fighting Man!!

Patriot’s Day-September 11, this day is observed as a national day of service and remembrance in memory of the people killed in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, commonly known as 9-11.

Constitution Day September 17, 1987.

This day delegates from the colonies met in Philadelphia for the Constitutional Convention where the article was signed. The entire month of September will be designated as National Disaster Month.

The other day of observance will be September 15, which will be the National POW/MIA Day because so many of our American Fighting Men and Women were prisoners of war and there are those who are yet missing in action and we grieve, as well as their families.

Yes, the American Fighting Man has had a roll in each of these events, and your American Legion will help celebrate each of those events.

As usual I ask all members to pay their dues as early as possible and attend our meetings on the First (training day) and Third (business) Sundays at 1600 hrs or 4 PM.

For God and Country,
Jack Henderson Commander Post 521