2024 June

You Post is active, vibrant, and sometimes noisy! Our Legion Riders participated in Danville’s Big Band Festival on June 1st. The weather was fine with a large turn out of citizens to observe this large parade. Our Auxiliary handed out flags and we followed the lead ambulance. Sr. Vice Carney represented the lady veterans in my Mustang convertible with side placards. This was the third year in a row we were invited to participate. We are scheduled and prepared to participate in a 250-year celebration military parade in Harrodsburg on 8 June.

We welcomed two new members at our membership meeting on 4 June. Service Officer Dennis Weiskircher advised the Post of the lack of Service Officers to meet with the large number of veterans needing assistance. We need additional volunteers, who have some time to dedicate to helping their fellow veterans. Please, step up and contact us. There is a lot of good training available along with mentoring from Dennis. Dennis not only brings competence, but the additional courtesy and mannerisms of a retired minister. You can send an email to: kypost46@gmail.com (attn: Service Officer) or call the Post phone and request they take a message for Dennis: 859-236-6824. Dennis also backs up our current Chaplain and we are very grateful for his service. Kudos to Legionnaires Miller and Craddock for completion of the Department’s Commander Training program!

Our Charitable Gaming continues to grow. Our members really enjoy the machines, games, and pleasant atmosphere. Due to high demand, we recently added another 3 machines for a total of 13. With the Memorial Day and D-Day events, we made donations to Thomson Hood in Wilmore and Heritage Hospice in Danville.

Be sure to click on the Calendar button of our home page. We keep it current, and our active Social Club manager keeps the bands and Karaoke events fully scheduled. The Auxiliary provides food at our Band events to further your evening of enjoyment.

Kudos to our Radio Club as they operate their Post radio station every weekend and now transition into personal meetings for breakfast at the Red Rooster! These activities really bolster the cohesiveness of the club. On June 22 and 23rd, they will participate in the ARRL National Field Day. It’s an activity that started in June of 1933 for Radio Amateurs to practice rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in various environments. Our Post offers sufficient space for them to deploy temporary antennas and emergency power sources. The Earl Belcher Memorial Pavilion is a real asset for this activity. Field Day is an Emergency Comms related activity to their support of emergency exercises like the forthcoming “Shaking Fury” exercise run by the state of Kentucky.

On July 1st, the Legion will start billing its members for the 2025 membership year. I thank each member for their membership and continuing support! We pray you find reward in the Post facilities, its members, and the programs we support.

The next membership meeting is on 6 August 2024 at 7 PM. The July meeting was cancelled due to the July 4th holiday.


Tony A. Cromwell

Post Commander kypost46@gmail.com