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Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania

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Commander’s Call

     Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year telling us we may experience six more weeks of long, cold, wintry weather. While that prediction may be true things are just starting to heat up at the Legion since Lent-at-the-Legion begins on March first – Ash Wednesday. We’re expecting this year’s event may be even bigger and better than last year’s event - if you can believe it! This event, like all others, depends on volunteers for it to be successful. This is where you step in. Volunteers do not have to sign up to work every Friday during lent. If you could devote a few hours here or there whatever your schedule permits, this would really be appreciated. Moving forward this year, we will be posting the name of the point of contact for each event. This is the person who is in charge of the event. The point of contact for this event is Lisa, Bar and Kitchen Manager. She can be reached at 412-653-1555. We need help breading fish, answering phones, packing the take-out orders, cleaning tables, seating customers, and signing in folks just to name a few of the tasks that are need for this event. This event is so much more than selling fish. The profits of this event carries our Legion financially for approx. three months.

     For those members of Post 712 who served during the Vietnam War Era, we are hosting a major event for you. This event will take place at the Post on June 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM. We are so proud to honor our own men and women who served our country from February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 no matter where in the world you served. What veterans fail to realize is that when you signed on the dotted line to serve in the military, you went wherever Uncle Sam told you to report. Some of you had orders to go to Vietnam, while others were assigned in the states or even in other parts of the world. Each of you served your country well and we would be so honored if you would take time to share a meal with us. Thank you for your continued service. Family members in attendance will be charged a $5 fee for each of their meals. The money will be collected at the door. The point of contact for this event is our Adjutant, Linda. Please contact her at 412-616-1834 to attend the dinner. Please tell her your name, phone number and number of guests who plan to accompany you at the dinner. She has already had several members RSVP. It’s not too early to do so.

     This year’s installation of officers for the Legion, SAL, ALA, and Riders will take place at the Post on August 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Please mark your calendars.

     It is with great honor that Post 712 announces the following Legion mem-bers who have had 50 or more years American Legion. Please take time to thank these members for their continued support of the American Legion.

Hand salute goes to:

     James V. Cook – 62 Years

     Robert J Bleichner – 50 Years

     Bob Essey – 50 Years

     John R Sabina – 50 Years

As always we support our troops

As always we continue to support our troops.

Richard J. Wojnar

Commander

 

                           

Tribute to. . . Carl Anderson

by Don Rottman

American Legion Post 712 lost one of its pillars last month when Carl Anderson past away after a lengthy battle with his health. Carl was one of the first guys I met when I joined. He introduced me to other members and their goals and visions for the Legion. Carl was directly responsible for getting me involved in the legion and that it was not just a place to have a beer.

There was not a job he would not do from Commander to washing walls to trimming the bushes. He set the example for many of us. And yes, we need more to follow his leadership.

Carl and his wife, Marg were always the first to greet you when you came into the legion. They usually sat at the same place by the door to greet everyone who entered. I enjoyed his stories about the early days of the legion, his days in the Navy and his hunting and fishing trips.

Carl was like a corner stone of the Legion and it will be hard to replace that kind of dedication and loyalty, I hope some members will fill the void caused by his passing and follow his lead and carry the torch he so proudly carried for the legion.

Farewell Fellow Legionnaire.

 

 

 

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