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The Colony, Texas

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

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Holley-Riddle Post 21

Commanders Message

Commander’s Report – March 12, 2010

The very eventful month of February has passed and now it is time to focus on our next big event, our annual golf tournament whose primary purpose to raise funds to send boys to Boys State and girls to Girls State.  To honor our long time Adjutant who many knew as Mr. American Legion here in The Colony, and to recognize his commitment to all things Legion and especially Boys and Girls State, we have renamed our tournament the Clyde Ding Memorial Golf Classic.  It will be held on Wednesday, April 15th at 1:30pm at The Tribute Golf Club.  This event has always been special because of the cause, and this year it will be even more impactful as we honor Clyde Ding. 

For all of you who knew Clyde, come out and celebrate who he was and what he stood for.  Play golf in the event and bring along your golfing buddies.  Consider providing Raffle Prize items.  Come to the Awards dinner and participate in the Raffle, Silent Auction, comrardie with lots of friends, and bring along a 6-pack of beer!  If you do, you will place it in the back of a pickup truck and receive a ticket.  At the end of the evening we will draw one ticket and the winner will take home a truckload of beer!

All of the above will help make this special event one to remember.  Please go to our website: and sign up to participate.  On the form you can chose to be a sponsor, a golfer or just attend the Awards dinner.   And we can always use volunteers that day.

A couple of other dates to remember include:

Friday May 15th, from 9:00am until 5:00pm will be our annual Garage Sale in the Big Lots parking lot. 

Monday, May 25th at 11:00am at 5-Star Park where we will hold our annual Memorial Day Service.  It is a moving tribute, honoring all those service men and women who have gone before us.  All citizens are welcome, and it is particularly important our children and young adults attend so that they understand the contributions our heroes have made and that they never forget!

Saturday, June 13th, at 9:00am in our Post parking lot is our Flag Retirement Day.  At that time, we will take all American and Texas flags that are no longer serviceable and properly retire them.  If you know of anyone or any organization that has flags no longer fit to be flown, either take them to City Hall where we have a box to collect them, or notify any member of our Post and we would be happy to arrange to receive them.  More information on these three events will appear soon, in this column or on other parts of this Post 21 website.