LEARNING ABOUT OLD GLORY

Our most recent meeting on Monday evening, February 1, featured an impressive program by Cathy Duncan, of Remsen, and two fellow members of the Boonville Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE) #2158.   

 Cathy presented a chronology of the American flag, along with her observations of our national symbol  since she was a youngster helping her grandfather take in his flag at dusk. A retired Air Force Lt. Col., Cathy’s presentation was well done and one that every American citizen should hear. Assisting her were Esteemed Lecturing Knight Dan Rundle, Ava, left, and Exalted Ruler Charles Howard, Boonville, right.  

Most of the members present wore something red, an early observance of National Wear Red Day, which takes place on Friday, February 5. The intent of  WEAR RED DAY, a movement of the American Heart Association’s GO RED FOR WOMEN, is to call attention to the fact that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of American women (see www.goredforwomen.org).  

Left to right, Melanie Fitzgerald, Vivian Brucker, Glenyce Trainor, Patty Bellinger, Daphne Larrabee, Joan Ferguson, Barb Traxel, Judy Routson, Nancy Trainor, Jeanne Cerro, Marilyn Fowler, Linda Marcy (partially hidden), and Joyce Charboneau.

For a handy bookmark that includes more about WEAR RED DAY and the most common heart attack symptoms, click here: WEAR RED DAY BOOKMARK. (See also www.judyroutson.wordpress.com for more information)

Club members  also discussed our latest ADOPT A PLATOON project and our platoon leader, Kapua Ampong , and our future association with the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum (see our earlier post on this subject).    

We are still in need of personal hygiene articles, reading material of all kinds, new or used, and lots of snacks and goodies to send to our favorite Marines in Afghanistan, but we expect to  send out  several packages soon. Please contact us if you have any questions, by calling President Joyce Charboneau at 942-4835, or write to boonvillehistoricalclub@gmail.com Visit us here again soon for more details of our latest shipment. 

 We’ll also be taking part in a seminar about our adopted soldiers on Friday, February 5. Several of us intend to travel to Watertown, assuming the weather cooperates, for the program at the Black River Valley Club. More news about this event later.        

      

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