ORLAND MEMORIAL POST 111

AMERICAN LEGION

Volume XX  Issue VIII                                 THE POST                                      July 29th, 2020

Jr. Vice Commander’s Call

It’s that time again, mark your calendar.


The Post picnic will be held on Saturday, September 12th, from 11 to 4 pm. Please see the attached sheet with all the details and yes, your dues do need to be paid. Attached is the form I need returned so I know how many adults and children will be attending. Please inform me by September 7th.


The Veterans Day Drive will be coming up Friday November 6thand Saturday November 7th. This will be wait and see if we will be able to go out and man the stores as in the past. I will be going to each store to reconfirm or get permission Please consider manning one of the locations. The more help we get for each location will make it easier for all working. The signup sheet will be ready in the next couple weeks when the locations have confirmed or reconfirmed permission for us to be in front of their store.


Respectfully, 


Bob Reger, Junior Vice Commander


Senior Vice Commander’s Call

Legionnaires,

The end of this month marks the close of the 2020 legion year. Our goal was 152 members. We exceeded that by 3 to finish at 155 members and 102%. This puts us as one of the top performing posts in the 8th district. I want to thank each and every one of you for making my job a little easier than it has been in past years by paying your dues in a prompt and efficient manner. 


Unfortunately, as we all know sometimes "yesterday’s heroes can go from the penthouse to the outhouse very quickly". August 1st marks the beginning of the 2021 Legion calendar year. So once again it is time to get your dues in.

Police are taking a beating in every way possible across the country. If you talk to one thank them for their service to our community and as a proud Veteran you can inform them that you know what it is stand up in the face of adversity.


As a mainstream American who stands and salutes the flag and kneels for our Lord and savior I want to thank the Chicago Police Dept (always vilified it seems by the current mayor, cook county president and every mainstream outlet, be it print or media) for defending the Christopher Columbus monument. Although vastly outnumbered and suffering approximately 49 casualties they pushed back against this so called "peace loving mob" and refused to let it be torn down. 


As a renown philosopher once said, "all for evil to triumph is that good men stand down". I know a lot of us have physical ailments. That does not mean for one last time we can't rise to remember the things we stood, served and fought for.




Take care,


 Dean Morrell, Senior Vice Commander