A Message from President Bob Reed
As fall quickly approaches, please remember a few important details
Schools are back in session. Not only are children walking to and from, Busses are on the road too. Yes, waiting for
them is sometimes frustrating. But passing them with red lights on is not only dangerous to school children, it is ILLEGAL.
Please use patience
And with fall, comes falling leaves. You thought I was going for the other word, didn't you. The colors look great,
but buildup on the roads and moisture can pose a hazard when stopping, or even a quick steering move.
in where you drive this fall, so everyone gets where they are going
A massage for the veterans among us. Thanks for serving, and and for doing right for this country.... A reprint
from our American Legion Post 880 commander's commentary yesterday at Veterans Day 2017
TAKE A KNEE
Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don't know
where that is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and
breaking a bone or two. There won't be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn. Take
your cleats and socks off to get a real experience. Then take a knee. Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after
American man stormed the beach, even as the one in
front of him was shot to pieces...the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies
in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.
Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. from Khe
San to Saigon... Anywhere will do. REAL Americans died in all those jungles. There was no playbook that told them what was
next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home, they were protested as well..and spit on for reasons
only cowards know.
Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat... Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress...
Your number won't be printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but there won't be anyone to squirt
Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your own.
There's a lot of places to take a knee. Real Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner
under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms
you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled
a sea of it defending your liberty.
While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to
announce every inch of ground taken...but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains...every
inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.
No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans...just
American men and women...delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us...blazing a path so you would have 'the
right to take a knee.'
heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for hose 'protest' is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful
to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under
that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is issued to another...
If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll
thank Him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our ingratitude for all He has provided
us. We'll appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all...because He is the one who
provides those things. And there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea
for His continued grace and mercy on the land of
the free and the home of the brave It goes like this...
"GOD BLESS AMERICA!"
by Stanislaus Drew
Also, if you have comments or events coming up, please e-mail them to me at RTBReed@aol.com
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