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Holley-Riddle Post 21

Commanders Message

Commander’s Report May 2019

The Spring is a busy and important time of year for our American Legion Post 21.   First, we sponsor several community wide events:

May 17 and 18 – Our annual Garage Sale takes place in the Big Lots parking lot.   It opens on Friday morning, the 17th at 9:00 am and runs through noon on Saturday.

May 27th – Our Memorial Day Service will be held at 5 Star Park.  The event begins at 10:00 am and honors our veterans who are no longer with us.  Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend.

June 8th – Flag Retirement Ceremony.  All US and Texas flags that are ripped or torn or otherwise unserviceable will be retired properly with a 9:00 am service at the Legion Post location – 6301 Main Street.  If anyone has a flag that should be retired, contact a Legion member or take it to City Hall where a box in the lobby awaits.

In June we will be sending 8 boys to Boys State and 8 girls to Girls State.  This is a significant program of the American Legion that first qualifies, and then sponsors selected seniors-to-be to attend a week of training in Austin and San Marcus on government.  Many of our elected leaders or military academy recruits, or other prominent individuals have attended these programs and credit the training they acquired there, and the life-long friendships they made there for their success.

Besides those community events, we held an election of officers in May and they will be installed at our June 13th meeting.  At that time committee assignments for the year will be announced.

At the June 13th meeting we will also initiate our class of new American Legion members.  It is exciting to see the Post grow.

Our Color Guard posted the colors at the Grand Re-Opening of Walmart on May 10th, and our Honor Guard has been invited to help the Senior Center with their Memorial Day Service on Friday, May 24th at 11:30 am.

Our activities demonstrate our commitment to Americanism and Youth which are 2 of the 4 pillars of the American Legion, and we are off to a good start this spring.  I hope to see you at one of the events!

Richard L. Ensweiler, Commander

​Commander Holley-Riddle Post 21