Squadron 77
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    Ray Blair
    First Vice Commander
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    Rick King
    Second Vice Commander
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    Adam Henry
    Financial Officer
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    Russell D. Templeton, DC
    Chaplain
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    Ray Blair
    Serjeant-at-Arms
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    Kevin Wright
    Historian
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    Ron Lyda
    Adjutant
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  3. Past Sons of American Legion Commander
    Larry Wilson
    Past Sons of American Legion Squardron 77 Commander
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    William Ashbrook
    Previous Commander
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    Adam Henry
    Previous Squadron Commander
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Rick King
Past Squadron Commander

New Members

For our Squadron to grow we must have new members and new ideas. What a GRAT start to the new year with 7 new members. Now the chalenge is to keep them coming.

The New Members were
Jeff Martin Collins
Travis L Rector
Johnathan E Owen
Gene T Davis
David E Congleton
Brian Barnwell JR
Brian Barnwell

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS


YoSSShuford Edmisten conducted the installation of officers for the Sons of the American Legion. It was indeed an honor to be inducted by a leader with the history of service to our nation, our Post, and the American Legion.

“You have been chosen to fill the various offices of this squadron. You will, I know, vindicate the trust that has been reposed in you, and fulfill in every way the obligations that trust entails.

You will at once familiarize yourselves with the duties of your particular offices and you will proceed upon those duties in the same spirit of devotion and endeavor that characterized your fathers' service in any of the Great Was, out of which came their basis for membership in The American Legion and your own in the Sons of The American Legion.

You must know that the welfare and success of this squadron depends largely on you; and you must know also that upon your shoulders equally rests the burden of preserving the integrity of the Sons of The American Legion.

You must protect and advance its good name before the people of this community, the state and the nation. You must exalt it in their eyes. You must make them know, as we know its purposes and its policy. Ever remember the tolerant spirit that animates its members.

There is no rank among us, for each serves as the equal of his comrade; and all strive toward the same goal, which is the realization in the life of the Republic of the ideals of Justice, Freedom, Democracy and Loyalty.

Ever remember that the cardinal purposes of the Sons of The American Legion are the care of the dependents of those who have answered the final call and of those who are now suffering from disease and want; rightful education of the children of our country, and devoted service to the community, state and nation."

“You will raise your right hand and repeat after me, giving your names: "I, __________________, do solemnly pledge myself to perform faithfully and impartially the duties of the office in the Sons of The American Legion I am about to assume.” and "I further pledge I am not a member of, and do not subscribe to, the principles of any groups opposed to our form of government."




INSTALLING OFFICER: “Commander, to you is entrusted a very sacred duty - that of the teaching and protecting the cardinal principles of the Sons of The American Legion throughout your entire squadron.


To you is entrusted supervision of the duties of all other officers of the squadron. To you will come the indigent and the distressed and it is your duty to see that no worthy comrade is turned away without justice.

It is your duty to see that Freedom is ever the watchword of those with whom you may come in contact.

Loyalties to your squadron, to its membership, to The American Legion, are requirements, which you now assume.

You are more than the presiding officer for meetings. You are guided by the constitution and by the decision of the squadron as a body, yet the responsibility for failure or success of the year's program is largely on your shoulders.

You must initiate and carry programs through to completion.

You must thoroughly familiarize yourself with the policies and traditions of your squadron and of the Sons of The American Legion.

To you I extend the congratulations of The American Legion, and I wish you well as you assume the responsibilities of your office."

INSTALLING OFFICER: “I present to you the officers of your choice. I congratulate you on the selections you have made. Now that you have chosen them to guide the destinies of this squadron, it is your duty to aid them in every way. Help them keep the Sons of The American Legion a free organization of free men, faithful to its principles and ideals."   

Spring Salute Fundraiser

Sons of American Legion Sponsor Event

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American Legion Post 77 in Hendersonville is planning a series of Memorial Day events focused on American Legion charities and honoring veterans next weekend.  

On Saturday, Sons of the American Legion will host a family gathering featuring music by Sound Investment, a band that covers classic '60s and '70s songs and also mixes in songs from the '50s, '80s and '90s. The band will play from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The American Legion post is located on Fourth Avenue West, just a one-block stroll from Main Street, where the Garden Jubilee festival will be taking place. During the musical performance, the Legion will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue sandwiches, with the funds raised providing support for the Child Welfare Foundation.

The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation's foremost philanthropic priority is to provide other nonprofit organizations with a means to educate the public about the needs of children across the nation. Not all American children grow up inside the comfortable definition of normal childhood development.
For thousands, each day is a challenge marked by pain, prayer and perseverance. Many of these youngsters require specialized care. To overcome their obstacles, they need help from the public and the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.

The Sons of the American Legion donated $1,000 toward this urgent need this month and will use the family day fundraiser to expand that support.

Sunday, May 29, will bring a car show to the Legion grounds on Fourth Avenue West. The classic car show will provide a showcase of great cars, trucks and motorcycles.
 
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, will provide time for solemn refection about the sacrifices made by so many men and women in service to our country. The public has an opportunity to demonstrate support by attending a gathering of veterans and patriots at a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Tracy Grove Road in Hendersonville.

Who Are the Sons of the American Legion
Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
 
S.ons of the American Legion members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion Family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.
 
Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, S.A.L. is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in S.A.L.
 
The S.A..L. Post 77 support our post though involvement in Legion activities, but also fund raiser to support the Legion Projects and Projects of the S. A. L.