American Legion 
George Beach Post No 4.
 Fort Collins, Co 80535-0966
  (970) 484-0418
"Pride of the Front Range"
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August 2019 Newsletter

Pride of the Front Range



I have assembled a House Committee to start looking into what needs to be improved at Post 4. They will be challenged to identify what needs to be done, prioritize the list and how we're going to pay for it. I asked Rhonda Brabits (Historian) to lead this group that will include members from the Vets, Auxiliary, SAL and the Riders. Their 1st item to discuss is replacing the sign out front since the one we had got destroyed when the cable that controlled it snapped. Lucky, no one was injured. We'll be looking at options for different signs.

Donations for the sign would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested, please send or drop off at the office.

We will be having a clean-up day on August 3rd to make our Post look great. Start time will be 8:00 AM.

If anyone is interested in being the Assistant Service Officer, please contact me or the office. Dwight has been filling this position along with being the Finance Officer and it would be great to give him a break. Thank you, Dwight, for all of you do for the Post.

Our next meeting will be on August 7th at 6:00 PM and it would be great to have all of you attend.

Gary Bishop
Post 4 Commander
Pride of the Front Range



2Hot off the press, 2020 membership cards are here. Come to the Post to renew your membership.

Don Flaherty


How cool is it that the same God who created mountains, oceans, stars and galaxies, looked at you and thought the world needed one of you too? Yep ... one and only you.

As the song says ... “Our God is an awesome God! He reigns from heaven above with wisdom, power and love”. He has a plan for “one and only you” along with many other “one and only you's” ... here at George Beach Post 4. Whether you walk in these doors every day or if you stay in touch from afar, we were put together to serve and to be served when needed and without judgment. ...Pause a moment and listen ... it may be subdued at first but eventually we'll hear Him and great things can happen. Just as the wind blows through those mountains and across the oceans.

Thank you, Lord, for your amazing creations great and small. Help us to have confidence to reach out to one another to help or be helped as You may have planned it. Grant us the patience to listen quietly and follow what You command of us with energy of the night sky ... just one star kicks off the night and millions follow. Amen

Marlis Lane
Ladies' Auxiliary Chaplin

        SONS NEWS             

Howdy Sons

Thanks go out to those who participated in July 4th parades in Fort Collins, Wellington and Redfeather.

We are now involved in the House Committee. SAL officers, Tom and Paul Benigni have volunteered to represent our squadron. Thanks guys!

Post cleanup is planned for Aug.3 @ 0800 hrs in preparation for the Aug.10 car show. Let's throw in a hand on this one, Sons!

Our raffle for the Henry's Goldenboy 17 HMR was won by a very happy Cristy Thomas. The $50 Scheels gift certificate won by veteran Dale Hill.

Prayers for those watching over our country. Have a great month.

Tony Souders
S.A.L. Commander

AUX News

Happy Summer Ladies! We do not have a lot to report on other than participating in the 4th of July parade. I was proud to drive our truck full of veterans and represent our Post. It was great to have some Legion Riders following us!

What I want to focus on now is what we can do for our post. In the summer sometimes people get busy and forget about it. We need to bring more people to the Legion to get them involved or to become members. We need your ideas for activities that might bring people in.

We are trying to get the post back in shape and need everyone’s help. We will have a clean-up day on August 3rd starting at 8 AM. Please come and help us get our post looking good. We have outside work, yard work, possibly paint in office, clean out the sheds, clean the back bar. And organize, organize and organize. We will serve hot dogs and burgers at lunch.

The Legion is also trying to replace our broken sign out front. If you have an in with someone in that business, let the Commander or Manager know. They are very expensive, and it would be nice if each of our groups could help replace it.

Hope to see our group well-represented at clean-up day. Thank you for all you do.

Patty Bishop
Auxiliary President

 Fort Collins All-Veterans Honor Guard

Since our last posting, we have only had one funeral. It involved 20 total aggregate man hours with 91 total aggregate miles covered. It was nice to have a little rest after that arduous last week in May. Any Post 4 family members interested in joining, please call Curt Cameron at (970) 484-2320 or Terry Hartfield at (970) 219-4546.

As Chairman of the Memorial Day Committee, I would like to thank everybody who participated. Too many names to many name to mention. In terms of public exposure, Memorial Day is really the single most important day of the year. It's too bad most people don't realize it is more than just the last day of a three-day weekend.

I also feel it is necessary to thank the small contingent of members who led the 4th of July parade in Red Feather Lakes. This is the 12th year we have done this and it seldom gets the recognition it deserves.

 Terry Hartfield
 Honor Guard

Legion Riders

Greetings Post 4!

The big ticket item we have for the Riders will be holding a raffle for a 2019 Indian Chief Vintage. Tickets are $50 and a total of 1,000 tickets will be sold.

We will be having a raffle drawing party on September 14th starting at Noon. 100% of the proceeds will be going to veteran charities located in Colorado. Any other questions feel free to email Troy at

Another event we had is the Pony Express on July 13th. Riders from across the state rode from all 4 corners raising around $10,000, all going towards the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

July 31st the Veterans Charity Ride is coming through Fort Collins from Utah heading to Sturgis, SD. They will be staying the night in Fort Collins and there will be a welcome reception at the Fort Collins Veterans Plaza located at 2626 W. Horsetooth Rd from 4:30 PM-7:00 PM.

If you are interested in joining the Riders, my phone is always on (970) 689-4239 or come to a meeting. We will be having our next meeting on Saturday August 17th. Till next time, keep the rubber side down.

Andy Werner

ALR - President