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

 

 

 

 

William E. Pitts II

AMVETS Post 312 Commander

 

 

The Commander’s Welcome

 

 

SURVIVING THE PANDEMIC OF 2020!!!

 

We are now open 100% but temps and volunteer social distancing is still in effect!!

 

We welcome you all back to some form of normalcy with precautions still being taken for your safety first!!! I think we have all learned a new way of arranging our lives as we proceed forward. More sanitation and health precautions are now incorporated within all aspects of our operations.

 

We have made major improvements within the post through out this "Pandemic Shut Down". Your post looks and feels better and cleaner  than it has ever done before. 

 

We also encourage ALL VETERANS to remember what we are here to do. Our patriotisms do not just stop with supporting our post but also with insuring we help as many VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES as we can to adjust to civilian life and support them as well as our own members through hard times. Each membership dues, each person who donates $$$, each meal purchased, each beverage bought, each SPECIAL EVENT, each bus trip and each volunteers time, helps not only your post but it helps numerous veterans through out our own post FIRST and then within our community.

 

We as VETERANS are a SPECIAL BREED, we put our lives on the line to protect this country and preserve every ones rights under the Constitution we hold so dearly. OUR SERVICE NEVER STOPS!!!   

 

Welcome back and let's continue to "MOVE FORWARD" as "ONE FAMILY"! I know and realize that all finances are tight but there are some who have not faired well at all through these DIFFICULT times. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY to be OUR BROTHERS KEEPER.

 

I am very PROUD AND HONORED to have had the opportunity to serve as your Commander. Through out all the ups and downs, we have survived, helped, and encouraged many Veterans to have a better life. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!


WILL PITTS II
COMMANDER

 

 

 

 

 


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).