Legion Family All........ I see that Monday, March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day. That brings back a lot of memories to me. When Vietnam vets were coming back home and looking for a Veteran's organization to join, they weren't treated very well and some were even discouraged from joining. Funny how times have changed. Now the Vietnam vets are running all the veteran’s groups and doing a great job of it. When I joined the Post 3 Honor Guard some 12+ years ago we were providing the honors for mainly World War II vets. Since then, we have moved on to Korea vets and Vietnam vets are more and more receiving the Honors. Post 3 loses about 12 members every month to Post Everlasting. Not only does that keep the Honor Guard busier than we want to be, but it makes it pretty tough to keep our membership growing. Your help is needed to enroll new members. If you don't feel confident in asking your veteran friends and family to join Post 3, please let me know, and I'll make sure you get all the help you need. Post 3 soldiers on every month with in person meetings and same time Zoom coverage. Come join us at the Elks Lodge (58th and Old Cheney-Trade Center) on the second Tuesday each month at 6:00PM for a light buffet with the Post meeting beginning at 7:00PM. The Zoom link to our meetings can be located at https:/bit.ly/2YOMIYI. Either way we welcome your participation. A wise old man once told me that there are 4 stages of everything. I have come to believe he was right. I'll pass them to you for you to try out and see for yourself: 1) Doing wrong things wrong. That means you are trying something new to you, and you are trying all the wrong things and even doing them wrong. Painful. 2) Doing wrong things right. That means you still haven't figured out what the right things are, but at least you are doing what you know, better. Still somewhat painful. 3) Doing right things wrong. Now you have progressed to understanding what the right things are but haven't figured out how to do them right. Less painful. 4) Doing right things right. This is the sweet spot. You are doing right things right and accomplishing everything you set out to do. HOORAY!! Success is sweet. I believe Post 3 is fast approaching Step 4 and with your help we will be a Step 4 Legion Post with a bright future. Respectfully, Wade Graft Post 3 Commander 402-770-9126 firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBER DATA UPDATE
If you haven’t already done so, Post 3 members are invited to share some basic information with us. It often proves very helpful when we get involved in assisting with claims, checking obituaries, or just keeping track of the demographics of our members.
If you are comfortable doing so, you can email any or all of the following information to us at email@example.com, and we will enter it into the national myLegion.org database. Or, you can call the Post 3 business office on Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 10:00 to noon at 402-466- 3958.
Respectfully, Wade Graft Post 3 Commander 402-770-9126 firstname.lastname@example.org