Second Vice Commanders on all levels:  as the new year of project reports get under way, there are many new 2nd Vice Cmdrs on the squadron and department levels.  Here are some resources to hit the ground running with your new office.

Dept of VA Convention

On Saturday morning the Department of Virginia had a moving Memorial service. After the Memorial service, we headed to the Son’s meeting. Sons Department Commander Randolph Scott conducted a very good meeting. The Department Officers and Squadron Commanders had some great reports on membership, project reporting and fundraising.

SOA Post 48 Hold 1st Annual Lobster Fest

On Saturday June 13 the Sons of AMVETS Post 48 held their First Annual Lobster Bake Fundraiser at AMVETS Post 48 located at 660 Hawkins Ave Ronkonkoma, NY. Approximately 150 attended this event and a good time was had by all. A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the Campaign of Harold Chapman the 2017 Candidate for AMVETS National Commander.

Sons of AMVETS Dept of NY Officers

It was an honor to attend the Department of NY. Convention June 5th and 6th. I arrived Friday around 5:30pm in Binghamton, NY and caught a shuttle over to the hotel. I got changed just in time to go to the joint opening and a very nice memorial service.

Squadron ND-7

I was recently honored with an invitation to visit Post #19 Lancaster Pennsylvania for a Memorial service to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of D-Day

The Keynote Speaker was George Murr a WWII Veteran and driver of a landing craft on D-day. George enlightened us on his career in the service. The other guest speakers were the local Senator Lloyd Smucker and Lancaster Chief of Police Keith Sadler.

Squadron ND-7

Ken Barber and Mark Serpis travel to the Fargo, North Dakota for their annual AMVETS Convention. They met with SOA Squadron Commander Commander Randy Sauvageau and Finance Officer Dave Knudson of ND-7.

AMVETS Headquarters

The National Sons of AMVETS are moving the National office from Columbus, OH to the AMVETS National Headquarters in Lanham, MD. A big advantage of moving to the AMVETS National headquarters is bringing the AMVETS family together. The move is currently schedule to take place this summer prior to the annual convention.

James (Jim) Aubrey Houck, Jr..

I had not been feeling well for quite some time, and was struggling from day to day just to keep myself moving. I was tired all of the time and found it hard to get my breath. I also had a hard time concentrating on things that used to be routine chores. Come to find out, my right side main artery was 99 percent blocked!

History of Francis X. Elder Post, No 121

This is the story titled “History of the Francis X. Elder Post, No. 121 American Legion From its Beginning,” as written by “Abigail,” a writer for the Emmitsburg Chronicle. The article was published in the Emmitsburg Chronicle in 1940. Original Post Founded In 1920. Present One Originated in 1936.

Commander's new cover

After much discussion, the Sons decided to change the Son's Commander's hat so that the top portion of the hat is white. In a surprise move, the Son's also got Martie Murka a new cover. Click on the link to see more pictures.

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