October 2018

From the Commander:

Dear Members,

Summer is drawing to a close and we must look forward to the upcoming months. We have Veterans Day just around the corner, and winter coming up. A lot of preparations for both.

Our post had a wonderful connection with the Zionsville Lions Club with the rain out of the Fall Festival. I would like to thank Deedee for all her extraordinary work in prepping for such a large function on very little notice. Also thank you to all who helps throughout the evening, and turned out to be a very fun night with new friends and new members.

Our Farmers Market will be drawing to a close this next month so please get out and support the local markets from our community.

We have new cash register systems in the post, and all the girls are all currently learning all the details, so please be patient while they master this new piece of equipment. A huge shout out to our finance officer Tom, for all the hard work that he did to acquire this new system.

Post clean up day for the fall will be coming up in October please watch the board for the dates and the details.

Thank you all and keep up the good work.

Thank you.
For God and Country
Bart Colvin

Mission Statement:

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service-members and veterans.

From the Auxiliary President:

Welcome October and cooler temperatures!

With cooler temperatures coming, please keep our homeless Veterans in mind. We will be collecting items for the Domiciliary to distribute them. A list of items needed will be posted in the bar.

The Auxiliary will be raffling a football/Halloween themed basket this month. Be sure to get your ticket(s) as they sell quickly. Thank you for your support.

Our next meeting will be Monday, Oct 8th at 7:00pm. Have an idea you would like to see happen at our Post? Come to the meeting and tell us about it.

The video bowling league has started. Thank you to all who are participating. Have fun!

Have a great month of October and hope to see you at the Legion.

October Fun Facts:
National Breast Cancer Month Be sure to get your mammogram
National Child Health Day First Monday of the Month
National Pizza Month Join us on Pizza night, Friday Oct 5th

God Bless our Troops past, present and future

Mission Statement:

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.

From Post Service Officer:


The cycle of life ends with the final chapter, death. All of us will cross that bridge. What defines our life is the dash (what we do between the date of birth and the date of death.

Bob Adams, left this life leaving a legacy. The one word that without a doubt describes Bob is INTEGRITY. His only son, Rob and I visited at the Post days before the funeral. I shared in his grief and sorrow. He shared many pleasant memories of his father, Army veteran, long time Legionnaire, patriot, and grandfather to his daughter, Emily . Now Bob has joined his wife who preceded him in death.

Post 79 remembers Bob as a quiet, behind the scenes supporter that proved to be a long-standing example of integrity.

I remember in 2013, the veteran suicide epidemic reached an all-time high of 22 suicides a day. Post 79 wanted to do something about this dilemma. Art work was designed, and artist Erin Quigley volunteered to skillfully paint it. It was erected and a “cemetery” was constructed with a white border fence and 22 crosses with an American flag placed in front of each one. Money was needed to pay for the materials, and Bob in his quiet way funded it. Post members, guests and the community driving past the Post saw the solemn message and crisis contact information.

Several Post 79 members attended Bob’s funeral memorial/celebration of life. Many 3′ X 5′ American flags were reverently placed around the funeral home in tribute to our comrade in arms, and heart-felt respect for the family he left behind.

Losing a member such as Bob and others like him is difficult, and the Legion proudly provided its funeral ritual to honor Bob who also received a final tribute with military honors, rifle salute and the presentation of the sacred burial flag to Rob.

It is fitting to say, “well done you good and faithful servant” you are missed. We say farewell and thank you for the legacy you left to us who actively carry on the American Legion’s vital mission and noble purpose.

Our country was richer to have a man of his caliber serve her.

At your service,
Rick Baum

From Post Adjutant:

Minutes from Joint Meeting:

See Adjutant Bobby Parker for a copy

From the SAL Commander:

Hello everybody hope you had a great September remember pizza night is a first Friday and catfish and steak is the 2nd Friday of each month. So come out and support the Legion.

I would like to see more people at the meetings. I would like to thank Stumpy and Voodoo for all the hard work you guys do for steak and catfish.

I would like to thank all the other people who help us that night too. We couldn’t do it if you ladies didn’t help us out.

Thank you.
Steve King
SAL Commander

From the ALR Director:

From the American Legion Riders

American Legion Riders response (motto)

We, your American Legion Riders, ride for God and Country, the American Legion Family and Allied Veterans everywhere. Protect those that protect us. Amen

God Speed,
Andy Ricketts
Director of Post 79 ALR

From the Club Manager:

October Calendar

Dates to Remember:

2nd – SAL Meeting 6pm
5th – Legion Pizza Night 5-8pm
7th – Prime Rib Dinner 4-7pm
8th – Legion/AUX meeting 7pm
12th – SAL Steak & Catfish Dinner 5-8pm
16th – ALR Burger/Pork Chop Dinner 5:30-8pm
20th – Broasted Chicken Dinner 4-7pm
20th – John Stevens Band 7pm
21st – Prime Rib Dinner 4-7pm
23rd – ALR Meeting 7pm
26th – Adult Halloween Party & Karaoke in Bar