HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
2022 is now behind us, and 2023 is here. Throughout the holidays, there are way too many members, posts, and staff to thank for the outstanding job you have done the first half of the year. So, I will say THANK YOU to ” The American Legion Department of Florida members and staff.
On December 7, 2022 I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Pearl Harbor/ Doris “Dorie” Miller Remembrance Day Program. I also participated in a wreath laying with the commander of Post 331and was presented with a “Proclamation” from Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor. Thank you, post 331, for the invitation to participate in your post activities. The hospitality was very humbling. Special thanks to Melanie Caputo for protecting me from the sun with her umbrella.
In December, I completed The Department Commanders’ visitations in Districts 16, 7, 13, 15, and 8. The Central Area and Southwestern Areas are complete. Thanks to each District and Area members for the warm welcome and hospitality.
Now is the time to work on Membership, Children and Youth, etc. Continue to do your Buddy Checks. We have many things coming up for the next five months. CONGRATULATIONS to all posts which made 100% by December 31, 2022.
I wish each of you, your Post, and your families a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.
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