SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
Spring has sprung and passed us by --- hopefully for a better summer. It’s time for Squadron elections of officers for the upcoming year. Please join us and throw your hat into the ring. I know many of you would have good ideas to help us grow our membership and improve the programs. The Detachment Convention will be held in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Hotel this June 25th through 27th. It won’t get much closer than this to be able to attend. This will be a great chance to make new friends and meet other members of the Sons of the American Legion from around the state. Speaking of membership, I want to thank all the members who have paid their 2021 Sons membership. At this writing, we have only 12 members from 2020 who have not paid for the year. Please help us maintain our membership and help our programs, both locally and nationally. Nationally, the Sons of the American Legion are the largest donor to the Child Welfare Foundation with donations totaling over $8,000,000. Lincoln Post 3 publishes a monthly electronic newsletter via email. If you would like to receive this electronic newsletter monthly, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your name to the list. As for membership, the Squadron needs some help with members to attend the SAL meetings. The normal attendance has been very low even when we do meet. We meet on the third Thursday at the Lincoln Post #3 business office, 123 S. 84th St., Suite L at 7:00 PM. Join us for the camaraderie. For God and Country, Fred C. Craigie Commander, Squadron #3
For God and Country,
Fred C. Craigie
Commander, Squadron #3
THANK YOU, SQUADRON 3!
Lincoln Squadron 3 of the Sons of the American Legion has routinely
sponsored citizens to attend Cornhusker Boys State and Cornhusker Girls State. Kelly Kohlhof, a Girls State citizen sponsored by Squadron 3 in June, sent this note of appreciation. Kelli is a senior at Lincoln Lutheran High School.
Dear Mr. Craigie,
The past week at Girls State will probably impact the rest of my life. Now,
I know that if you talked to anyone who has done this in the past, they will all say this --- but I now know why.
You meet so many amazing girls; and now, in this day and age, it’s so easy
to keep in touch even though you live hours apart. At Girls State, I tried really hard to talk to new people, because if I don’t then, I don’t ever think that I would come out of my bubble and talk to anyone else.
This past week has taught me that you might not have to talk to everyone or make everyone like you, but you will only take something out if you put in the effort. During the week, I got the chance to listen to several different speakers--- and one of my favorites was Julie Slama, a young senator from Peru, Nebraska. One point that she really stressed was to try. And. if you might not win or might not get what you want, you put in the effort and you tried. I have also learned about new job opportunities and pathways that I could pursue after high school. I also got the opportunity to visit the state capitol many times and I had the privilege of meeting with a Supreme Court Judge and got to work with an old case that went through the Court of Appeals.
Throughout the entire week, my town, Washington, had the privilege of
working together and creating solutions for problems in our town. At the end of the week, we were told the results of the exams that we took earlier in the week, and I am excited to say that I tied for 3rd on the Government Exam. My town also received the award of high point town, and our town name gets to be engraved on a trophy.
I met so many amazing girls that I got the honor of getting to know them. I
just wanted to thank you again for this amazing opportunity. This past week
was certainly one that I will cherish for a long time. Thank you!
Kelly Kohlhofwhere they are.