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Posted on 2010.12.03 at 08:00
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Mansell - Black Swan

I joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) before I left Korea at Post Hill 180 Memorial but in the numerous moves I've had since, lost touch with them sometime in 2000 - the date of my last membership card.

An American Legion Post needs a minimum of 15 Charter Members to establish itself - the goal being one in each city with a High School - and I was honored to join them yesterday evening. The mayor had been in talks with them, joined himself, and did what that man does - started recruiting right away! While we were enroute to Kansas a couple of weeks ago he contacted me and asked if I was interested (something tells me he knew I would be - their focus is community service). So while I don't yet know what all I'll be doing, I certainly plan to do my part.

Our first meeting was ysterday, and they sure seem a lot more active than the VFW. Then again, I drank a lot of beer at the VFW...

Eric Howton American Legion 2010


kat_rowe at 2010-12-03 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
have fun and good luck with getting the post established and active. and, as always, bless you for your service *hug*

rock on with your bad self :)
ehowton at 2010-12-03 23:45 (UTC) (Link)
Hey thanks! Will post more as I know more - right now I'm just trying to get the word out myself :P

I was musing that the meeting was filled with old men. Then I got home and looked in the mirror. Hrm :/
michelle1963 at 2010-12-03 22:05 (UTC) (Link)
Hey cool that you've already got going with your new Post. :-) Your mayor rounded up the first 15 in record time.
ehowton at 2010-12-03 23:50 (UTC) (Link)
He's reminiscent of jolly 'ole St. Nick - he gets around :P
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-12-04 01:51 (UTC) (Link)
You rock soldier!!! Or should I say "old" soldier???
ehowton at 2010-12-04 01:54 (UTC) (Link)
Age is a pretty funny thing. I should go on your Chipotle diet.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-12-04 02:09 (UTC) (Link)
I think it was more a

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ehowton at 2010-12-04 02:35 (UTC) (Link)
Springtime, for Hitler. In the month of May.
irulan_amy at 2010-12-05 04:54 (UTC) (Link)
As soon as you mentioned the VFW, I was thinking about how the one near my hometown mostly involved drinking beer. ;)
ehowton at 2010-12-05 05:32 (UTC) (Link)
And inexpensive, too. Come to think of it, we need one of those in Anna as well.
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