Well last Sunday, July 27, we went to the nursing home at the VA and barbecued for the shut in vets.
I want to thank George Brins, George Amato, Clorindo Nieves, Tony Liboy and Mike from the Vietnam Veterans Post 18 and me. If I omitted anyone, I’ll make it up next week. The folks in the home couldn’t thank us enough. We did the cooking and the volunteers did the serving . We had hamburgers, hot dogs, assorted salads, sauerkraut, watermelon, soda and coffee.
While I was there, I spoke with Charlie Leatch and booked September 7 for the next barbecue and November 17 for the Holiday Party complete with Shay Mac, Chip Hiney and Tom Doherty, The Unholy Trinity Band, to play. Santa Claus will be in attendance. This November gig is when we bring gifts to the home such as books, tapes, holiday cards, stamps, paper, pens, pencils, note paper and toiletries. No aftershave, they make bootleg cocktails. So, if any of you out there in Bronx Times Reporter land want to contribute, just drop stuff off at the Ericson Place door to the post.
Date to remember, Sunday September , Turtle Cove, at noon. Miniature golf followed by a barbecue at the Throgg’s Neck Memorial Post. All proceeds to go to the Veteran’s Day Parade. More Info to follow.
The VA has announced online claims applications. The VA will accept online applications from veterans, survivors and other claimants for various benefits without the additional requirement of submitting signed paper copy of the application. Some but not all applications are for disability compensation, pension, education, vocational rehab and employment benefits. Log onto www.va.gov
Wild Bill Hickock was shot dead on August 2, 1876.
Jones Beach opened August 4, 1929.
On the same date in 1944, Ann Frank was discovered.
August 5, 1924, saw the debut of Orphan Annie. She hasn’t aged a day in all this time.
Marilyn Monroe died August 5, 1962.
The electric chair was first used on August 6, 1890.
On that shocking note, I’ll leave you. Keep the troops in your prayers, take a vet to lunch, and God bless.
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