American Legion Post 620

Hello all!

There was no column last week because of a computer glitch. Me! I sent the column to Legion Riders. Anyway here it is.

Save the dates.

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day happens on Saturday, March 27, at 55 Water Street-Lobby Promenade. This is adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza. The reading of the names goes from noon to 1 p.m.;1 to 2:30 p.m. refreshments andreunion. from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Ceremonial Event which includes a video presentation: The Legacy, Paul Bucha, Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army, Vietnam. John Rowan, National President, Vietnam Veterans of America. Presentation of Proclamation from New York State. All Vietnam vets in attendance will receive a personal copy of this Proclamation. This is an indoor event rain or shine. Parking available on Old Slip Street between Water and South Streets. Please confirm by e-mail or phone (212) 693-1476.

Date 2: on March 18,, inside the home of the “Fighting 69th” a documentary on Ssgt Christian Engeldrum and the artist who painted his portrait will be shown at 5:45pm followed by a performance by the Lt. Dan Band at 7pm. All proceeds go to the Ssgt. Christian Engeldrum Scholarship Fund.

All military in uniform (ACU) in free. Tickets are $29.95 RSVP to

The Bronx Veterans Parade Committee is holding it’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, April 2d at the Marina del Rey. Tickets are $80 per person. Kids 12 years and under $25. The deadline is April 6. Cocktails start at 7 p.m., with dinner immediately following at 8 p.m. Need further info? Call Delores Steele at (718) 506-6533 or Sgm Santiago at (646) 251-4935.

Trivia Time!!

You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

Every commercial on TV has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

The modern Purple Heart was created on February 22, 1932.

February 23, 1945 saw the raising of the American Flag at Iwo Jima.

Sam Colt patented his revolver on February 25, 1836.

The World Trade Center was bombed on February 26, 1993. We still haven’t smartened up.

Divorce became legal in Ireland on February 27, 1997

February 29, 1960 saw the first Playboy Club open in Chicago.

Keep the troops in your prayers, hug a vet and God bless.


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