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The Colony, Texas

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Holley-Riddle Post 21

Commanders Message

Commander’s Report – May 14, 2020
Covid-19 – Has been a major focus of the Legion’s and my time for the last 2 months.   Some of the results to date include:
-Having to move to Zoom meetings.
-Having to look at events coming up in next 60 days.  We have decided:
            -Our annual Garage Sale has been postponed until Friday, June 12th, and the location will be at the Sons of the American Legion Hanger location at 5600 North Colony Blvd, from 9:0-0am until 6:00pm.
            -Our Memorial Day Observance and Ceremony is cancelled.  We will participate with the Senior Center and have the first location in the Parade for our Exhibit.
            - The Clyde Ding Classic Memorial Golf Tournament, to primarily raise money to send boys to Boys State and girls to Girls State has been cancelled for 2020.  The tournament is now rescheduled for April 15, 2021 at The Tribute Golf Club.
            -We will hold our annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at the American Legion Post location – 6301 Main Street.  Please bring all state and national flags to the collection box at City Hall or give them to an American Legion member before that date.
            -We made “Buddy Calls” to check on the health of all members.  Most were available to take the calls or called us back.  None have the Covid-19 virus, and none needed our assistance at this time.
I am sitting in on many calls with Denton County Judge Eads.  As a board member of The Colony Chamber of Commerce, I joined with others to receive regular Covid-19 County updates.
State Representative Jared Patterson Appointment me to a Veterans Committee to assist him in selecting a candidate for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.  The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage students in Texas to participate in ROTC at civilian colleges, ultimately to become officers in US Military.  The amount for Academic Year 2020-2021 is $10,000.