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ERNIE LABERGE

MESSAGES

 

Hello Everyone                                                                                                            11/22/17

               The Holiday season is upon us as we spend time with friends and family please keep in mind our area Veterans and their families who may need our support. Please continue to reach out not only to them but also our communities as well. You can volunteer at one of the Christmas Gift Shops held at the area V.A. Hospitals and work hands on with our veterans. My daughter and I will be at the Brockton V.A. on December 2nd along with Detachment Vice Commander Nay to help out I hope to see some of you there.

               Also just a reminder about membership. There still seems to be confusion about the submitting of membership card; cards and the payment should be sent every two weeks even if you only have one to send please send it. The State House continues to receive either payment without the cards or cards and no payment. The State House will hold the cards and or payment until the other has been received; it is your membership chairman’s responsibility to see that this task is carried out properly. If you need assistance with membership please contact Vice Commander Nay, or any of the Detachment officers for help. All of our contact information can be found on the Detachment Website (salmass.org).

Please have a very Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

Regards

Ernie

Hello everyone                                                                                                                             11/2/17

           A very important event is fast approaching it is the Veterans Day Parade in Boston to be held on Saturday November 11th. This event brings to mind a line out of the Sons of The American Legion Preamble to the Constitution “to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism”. What better way to honor those who went before us or who are still missing by participating in this event. Our veterans/forefathers are why we are all a part of this great organization.

American Legion Department of Massachusetts Commander Mike Davis has invited all Legion Family Members which includes The Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion, and The American Legion Riders to this event.

With that stated I’m asking all Squadrons to send as many members as possible to be a part of the parade so we can proudly represent the Detachment of Massachusetts. If you have any questions about this event please feel free to contact any of the Detachment officers of feel free to contact me directly.

I look forward to seeing you at this very important event.

Regards

Ernie

Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your summer.                                                                          9/29/2017

As we head into the fall season it’s time to start thinking about everything that happens this time of year; such as Fall Festivals, and Halloween. But let’s not forget the maintenance that we all must undertake such as raking leaves and cleaning rain gutters and down spouts.  This is a good time to check in on our area veterans and neighbors who may need a hand with these chores. Especially the handicapped and disabled many of which are unable to do these tasks without our assistance.

If you know someone who needs a hand reach out, better yet get other members of your Legion Family together and make it a day of community service. By doing this your community will become more aware of who the Legion Family is and all they do.

Also, don’t forget to record this information on your Consolidated Report Form it’s never too early to start documenting all that you do to support our veterans, their families and our communities.

I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. 

             Regards

            Ernie

Hello Everyone                                                                                                                                  8/28/2017

               I wanted to send out a reminder to everyone that the annual POW/MIA Ceremony held at Battleship Cove in Fall River MA aboard the USS Massachusetts is fast approaching. It will be held on Sunday September 10th . If you have never attended before, this event is well worth the ride. Members of the Legion Family which includes Legion, Auxiliary, Sons, and Legion Riders take part in this event along with special guest speakers. As always your admission to the event is free and if you arrive early you can also tour the other ships that are on display. If you would like more information please feel free to contact any of the Detachment Officers or Chairmen. Or you can contact me directly.

I look forward to seeing you at this events please show your support to the families of those men and women who are still missing or who paid the ultimate price for our freedom! Once again thank you for all that you do for our Veterans, their Family’s, and our Communities throughout the State.

               Regards

               Ernie

Hello Everyone                                                                                                                                     8/2/2017

               I hope everyone is enjoying the summer with family and friends. “Communication” is the key to our success! This year I will try to send out information that I receive in an effort to keep all of you better informed of upcoming Legion Family Events across the State. As all of you know there are still many Legion Family event being held throughout the state while the weather is still warm. One of these events is the American Legion Baseball State Tournaments and at tonight’s game the Legion will be preforming their opening ceremony at 7:30 PM. This will take place at Fitton Field, 1 College St., Worcester MA. If you are able to attend and show your support of this great program please stop by and attend.

               This year’s Department Commander Mike Davis who is also an member of the Sons has been kind enough to share his schedule of Legion Family Events with us. As we receive this information we will be sharing it with all of you so we can further show our support of these great Legion events. I look forward to seeing you at one of these events, and once again thank you for all that you do for our Veterans, their Family’s, and our Communities throughout the State.

               Regards

               Ernie

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