The meeting began via “Zoom” online with our usual opening ceremonies and the draping of the charter in memory of departed comrades Rene Blumenfeld and Bob Crawford. Detailed obituaries appeared for both in earlier editions of this newsletter when we learned of their passing late in 2020. We have lost two brothers who were active members of the Post.
The first order of business was to introduce distinguished guests including District Senior Vice Commander Drew James, shown sitting in front of the flag in the center of the above screen shot. Sr. Vice James is also running for Department Surgeon and used the occasion to ask for our votes. A very active VFW member, James is a veteran of Afghanistan operations with the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.
Our other distinguished guests were our winners for the several categories of the 2020-21 VFW Youth Essay contest.