November was a busy month, and an important month for veterans. Post 3608 and its Auxiliary want to say thank you to everyone who showed their support for our veterans and their families. Special thanks go to Chris and the City of Blanchard for the Veteran’s Day Parade. The Blanchard High School football team also deserve a great deal of thanks for helping the VFW and the American Legion place approximately 500 flags at the graves of the veteran’s in the Blanchard Cemetery.
Although a busy November is behind us, there are still a lot of things going on at Post 3608.
We received over 200 Patriot’s Pen entries and the Chairman Jimmie Sill had his judges go through all of them and get our finalists submitted on to District 10. Commander Vern Babcock was able to get a nomination for Teacher of the Year at the Middle School Level. At our next meeting on December 4th, we will be planning our Christmas Dinner for the Post and also finalizing the award ceremony for our Patriot’s Pen and Teacher winners.
Also, although this upcoming Christmas and holiday season is the most joyous time of year for many, it can be the most difficult time of year for veterans and their families. We always give more at this time of year to help with financial support, but don’t forget that sometimes emotional support can be even more important.