To the editor:
A date that will live in infamy: December 7, 1941, do you remember? On Dec. 7, 2018, the TGM Post 187, Athens American Legion will hold our annual Pearl Harbor remembrance day at the Veterans’ Triangle, Route 385 in Athens, beginning at 10 a.m. Placement of wreaths, as well as prayer service, weapons salute and short presentation program will then proceed to the Legion building on Second Street for a ceremony and refreshments.
As always, any veteran is welcome as is the public, we are hoping to have in attendance the Greene County and Athens Post Veteran of the Year for 2018.
Our American Legion Post is one of many, in the Twin Counties, having services and recognitions that day and as the American Legion is in the process of celebrating our 100 year anniversary as the largest veterans organization, our Posts are open and accepting of membership at all times.
These celebrations are only one of our many efforts at recruiting new members from all periods and branches of military service, but that is not the reason for our invite to you. The remembrance of the incidents and periods of past wars fades fast, but the memory lives on in those who served. We are continually promoting continuing education of flag protocol, as well giving proper attendance to the person who have gone before us.
We, the Posts of Greene and Columbia counties, invite you to join us in this services in our home towns, where the families, past and present, still grieve and yet are proud, of those family members who have fought, and strive to promote the values of these United States of America.
Come visit us, ask questions, join and get involved, we no longer just discuss the past. We, the American Legion, are still fighting for your futures.
Commander TGM Post 187