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35 E. 18th Street, National City, California 91950

Larry E. Bennett Post 255

 

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SONS OF THE LEGION SQUADRON 255

 FROM THE COMMANDER'S DESK

Great Boy State Presentation at Monthly Post Meeting!!!

Our Boys State Delegates (Nathan York, Home Schooled, and Hector Garcia, Sweetwater JROTC) presented their Boy State experience at the Post meeting. During a full week in Sacramento they actively participated with hands on activities to learning about local government, from City, to County, to State level. 

Hector was elected as his County’s Sheriff and even issued some warrants for some dangerous desperadoes.  Nathan successfully ran for State Controller (and controlled all the Money!).  His secret approach to getting elected was to always be friendly. He squeaked out a victory by just 20 votes out of 1000 delegates.

Another first by our Delegate Nathan, something that had never happened before at Boy State.  Their City, part of a larger county, but separated by dwelling in a different far away dorm, actually “Succeeded” from their County by following all the legal requirement and holding a proper vote – a real learning experience!  Persistence, and a “Never Give Up Attitude” was a key for this unique effort.

 

COMMANDER PAUL PATRICIO

WITH BOY’S STATE DELEGATES

HECTOR GARCIA AND NATHAN YORK

A big thanks to all those American Legion volunteers that make this Boys State experience happen, and help the student really appreciates our Democracy!  This was California’s 81st Session!  Anyone interested in learning how to help with this excellent program, please contact the Post Commander.

Reminder  - Next Sons of American Legion Meeting on Wednesday, September 5.

Always on the First Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm.  Come on down. 

Have you read the brochure “Sons of the American Legion – Why I Belong” and understand how we support “Our Country”, “Our Family”, and “Our Veterans”.

Dues for 2019 – Hear Ye! Hear Ye!   Membership Cards for 2019 are now available.  Ask at the Bar or your S.A.L. officers.  Don’t forget to update your email address on the membership form.

Tidbit - Glacier National Park (or Glacier Memorial Park?)

In 1850, there were 150 glaciers in the area now known as Glacier National Park.  Today there are 26 active glaciers. They’ve been there for 7,000 years.

Saturday (Aug 11, 2018) was the hottest day in the history of Glacier National Park, and its first recorded time reaching 100 degrees F.  If current warming trends continue it is estimated there will be no glaciers left by 2030.  Better plan your trip to see the last glaciers soon.

*** 2018 SAL'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY  pictures are now on this web site. Click on "PHOTO GALLERY",  find and click on "2018 ST. PATRICK'S DAY"

*** 2018 SAL'S CHILI COOK OFF pictures are now on this web site. Click on "PHOTO GALLERY",  find and click on "2018 SAL'S CHILI COOK OFF"

 

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