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***  IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE STILL SERVING  ***

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The Commander’s Welcome

 

Let me start off by saying Thank You to the members for allowing me to serve you as Post commander for the next year. I am proud to have been elected by you. I vow to strive to do the best job I can in maintaining the success that AMVETS 312 has achieved both in State and our local community as a caring Post for helping Vets and local charities when needed.

 

We have some very good changes in the works, one is we are going to have a new smoking area which I believe is something that is needed. We are also working on having more activities to attract more of our members. Our goal is to be bigger and better, which means more of Veterans helping Veterans.

Post 312 is well respected in the community thanks to our great membership, which beside the Vets, the Sons of AMVETS, the Riders and the Ladies Auxiliary are the best in the State.

 

Having said that, a Post is only as good as its volunteers. We are always in need of volunteers to help for Sunday morning breakfast, servers, help on special occasions and other functions. So please if you have a few hours to spare and want to help us please see us in the office.

 

Our Post is expanding and has reached 1,640 members, which includes our subordinate organizations which are also increasing their memberships. This shows the great interest in our Post.

 

This is a great Post and I have a great staff that is working hard to make it even better.

Again, Thank You for your support.

 

Yours In Service,

 

Robert "BOB" Isabelle

 

 

 

 

 


The Missing Man Table

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This TABLE, set for one, is our way of symbolizing the fact that members of our military family are missing from our midst.  They are commonly called POW/MIA's.  We call them "brothers".  They are unable to be with us this day, and so this is the way we remember them:

This TABLE set for one is small - symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner alone against his oppressors.

The TABLECLOTH is white - symbolizing the purity of their intentions to respond to their country's call to arms.

The single ROSE display in a vase reminds us of the families and loved ones of our comrades-in-arms who keep the faith awaiting their return.

The yellow RIBBON tied so prominently on the vase is reminiscent of the yellow ribbon worn on the lapel and breast of thousands who await their return and who bear witness to unyielding determination to demand a proper accounting of our missing.

A slice of Lemon is on a bread plate to remind us of their bitter fate.

There is SALT upon the bread plate - symbolic of the families tears as they wait.

The GLASS is inverted - they cannot raise their glass in a toast with us.

The CHAIR - The chair is empty - They are absent from our sight but not our heart.

REMEMBER - All of you who served with them and called them comrades, who depend upon their might and aid, and relied upon them; for surely they have not forsaken you.

AWESOME "ANGEL FLIGHT" - Give thanks for the sacrifices our men and women in the military make every day to protect our freedom. The video is moving. (Click this Link).