Added on 03.05.2019
months into the new year and it’s businessas usual — exceptional
efforts, outstanding resultsby our volunteers. The End-of-Year
party was a great success, again. Maybe establishing a Legion
Family Post 1 tradition? We have solid relationships with Cub
Scouts Pack 266, BSA Troop 79, and
Pack 79. Pinewood Derby and Pack 266 is a Post 1 tradition. Congratulations to the winner, Jake Weins.
February General Membership meeting we welcomed a special guest
speaker — Lt. Col. Osterholzer, head of the Denver Public
Schools JROTC program. Jeff Pitchford reached out and organized
the Colonel’s time. Membership was genuinely interested in
potential future activities with Denver JROTC.
committee and election of unit officers—We will be nominating and
electing a nominating committee at the March meeting. It will be the
duty to seek candidates for the unit offices. All current officers are eligible for re-election. The proposed slate of candidates will be announced in April and the unit will hold an election at the May meeting for the
2019-2020 year. Ajoint installation will be done in June
Women Veterans Luncheon— The 13th annual luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. All Post One family members are encouraged to attend and help both District Six and the Past Presidents Parley honor the women veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. An advertisement is in this paper as well as on the bulletin board.
Nine years ago, S.A.L. Squadron 1 member Al Duran held a “Friends Remembering Friends” celebration at Post 1. He started this event several years before, to honor the memory of those friends (and friends of friends) who passed during the time between events.
Those of you who know Al, are very familiar with his “final-final” statements. With the passing of his friend Gerry Emrick, he decided the December 2018 event would be THE FINAL-FINAL. But it doesn’t mean any of us will stop remembering friends who have passed away. Thank you Duran-Duran for holding the past nine years of celebration here at Post 1, for becoming part of The American Legion Post 1 family, and a member of the Post 1 Color Guard.