December 2013 News Letter
Pride of the Front Range
Our Veteran’s Day celebration was a big success. A Big Thank You goes to the Auxiliary for volunteering to cook the breakfast. I very much appreciated it.
We raffled off 17 turkeys, jackets, pies and other assorted items. Marlis Lane won the print.
We also had a number of veterans (I am one) renew their membership. Thank You.
Our next big project is Holiday Baskets for needy veterans and their families in our area. If you know of a veteran that could use a little holiday help, please let us know. We will be delivering the Holiday Baskets December 21st, so need to have the information before then.
I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a great 2014.
Until next time -Jim Perlinger Post 4 Commander Pride of the Front Range
Hoping all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving and wishing all of you a very, very Merry Christmas.
I truly love and enjoy the Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving seasons. These three seasons all impel us to focus our hearts and souls on God, our creator and protector, and His Holy son Jesus Christ, our teacher and savior. If only we would maintain the love, peace and joy we experience during these seasons throughout our lives rather than just a short time three times a year. Just think what a wonderful life we could experience if we would simply live by God’s word and Jesus’s teachings. Certainly, we as mortals would continue to bring many mistakes, difficulties and problems upon ourselves. That has always been and will continue to be a weakness of mankind. God knew and told us that we would be born as sinners. That is precisely why on that first Christmas night over two thousand years ago, He sent the world His one and only son to cleanse us of our sins and spend eternity in His Holy Mansion.
Please, as you gather around the table this Christmas Day, think of and pray for all those men and women serving our Country around the world. Offer a prayer to God that He will watch over and protect them and their families.
PSALM 22:4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.Jerry Swann Adjutant
We have a sophomore at Poudre High School who is trying to create a WWII documentary and would like to contact a veteran who was in the Battle of the Bulge. Anyone who can help please contact Ben Oldemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again our Post will be preparing X-Mas food baskets. We need your donations of all kinds of canned items, veggies, fruit, canned hams. Fresh bread, potatoes, oranges, apples, and similar perishables, should be brought in last minute around Dec 20.Dwight Miles Service Officer 490-2948
‘Twis the night before Christmas when all through our land, Not a Christian was praying nor taking a stand.
Why the PC Police had taken away the reason for Christmas – no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing about Shepherds and Wise men and Angels and things.
It might hurt peoples feelings, the teachers would say December 25th is just a “Holiday”.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CD’s from Madonna, and X Box, and I-Pod, something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa in hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down at Lowe’s the word “Christmas” was no where to be found.
At K-Mart & Staples and Penny’s and Sears, you won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen on Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter to eliminate Jesus, in all public matter. And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith, Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded, the reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’ sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say…. Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, NOT Happy Holiday!
Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone your meet….. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
CHRIST is the reason for the Christ-mas Season!
George McCambridge Chaplain
How many days are there until Christmas? Where has the time gone? I want to thank everyone that participated in the Veteran’s Day activities. Breakfast was a huge success and our veterans really appreciated us taking the cooking part over. A big thanks to the Son’s who pitched in and helped.
Our December meeting is fast approaching, remember to wear your Santa hat, bring a small gift to exchange after the meeting and please bring a snack to share, so we can celebrate the holiday season.
Alison has asked that we each bring in a signed Christmas card from your family to send to our adopted soldier, along with items for the monthly box we send him. This month lets try and make it really special, as I am sure he will be missing all that we get to enjoy.
May everyone be blessed during this time and please remember those that are less fortunate and always keep our troops and their families in your thoughts and prayers.And God Bless America ! Denysia McCracken Auxiliary President
We had a very successful Veteran’s Day. Thanks to all the volunteers hard work. The winner of the 50/50 raffle very generously donated the winnings of $440 back to the Auxiliary and wishes to remain anonymous.Our membership is currently at 68%, which is very close to our next national goal of 70%. Please renew as soon as possible Sue Treasure/Membership
S. A. L. NEWS
I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a wonder New Year.Tony Souders Commander
December 4 – General Membership meeting 7:00 PM. Ladies bring a snack and gift exchange.
December 7 – USMCL SOS 8:00 AM
December 21 – Children’s X-Mas Party; 2:00 PM
Deliver X-mas baskets to needy veteran’s families.
December 24 – Close early
December 25 – X-Mas Day CLOSED ALL DAY
December 31 – New Year’s Eve day – Bring a snack to share 2:00 to 4:00 PM
We have a box set up at the Post for non perishables to help with the Veteran’s X-mas baskets. Please bring goods before Dec 21st.****Due to a drastic drop in sales for our noon lunches over the past year, please be advised we will be closing the kitchen for lunches starting January 1, 2014. We will continue at this time with Friday night Mexican Food and our Sunday breakfast’s
ALL VETERANS HONOR GUARD
Greetings from the All Veterans Honor Guard
The last part of October & first of November we had 7 funerals, 1 veteran’s program at Cache LaPoudre School for 300 kids, celebration at Edora Park on 11/11, which involved 98 vets who drove 1840 miles, with 322 community hours.
Thank you Veteran’s for all you do.Curt Cameron Chairman