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
Hand salute goes
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
Tribute to. . .
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
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.