Smith-Bryant Post 572

Message from the Post Commander, Jeff Meurer, CSM, US Army (Ret)

 

Jeff Meurer, Commander, Post 572, Welcome Message

 

2022 Year End Newsletter

American Legion Post 572

 

Greetings and Salutations Comrades, Friends and fellow Veterans!

2022 was an exciting year with Post 572 participating in and conducted numerous events.   March 26th was the 3rd Vietnam Veterans Day at the LeGrand Center.  Presentations were made to Gold Star families, the Elk’s Club provided the meal and several Veterans groups had tables in the hall with their information.   

On May 27th we did Flag placement at Belvedere and Delta Cemeteries. It’s always a great honor to participate in events such as this.

May 28-29 was the Memorial Weekend Golf Tournament, the Post’s first big fund raiser of the year. This year we moved from Riverside Golf Course to Quicksand Golf Course and had more participation. A number of veterans from other groups participated in making this a great event and we thank them for their assistance.

On MAY 30th Memorial Day, Post 572 members completed the second annual caravan to present Vietnam War commemorative lapel pins, Certificates of Honor and IN MEMORY OF yard signs to six veteran households in the San Angelo area.

In June we had a Flag Raising at a new business. We were invited to do the Flag Raising Ceremony at the new AmericInn on Southwest Boulevard for their Grand Opening.  We had a good turnout of Post members.

June 25th was our Chili cook off at the Riverside Golf Course. We had  good participation for this event and hope to do even better next year when we host for 2 days.  Our baked goods auction raised a lot of money!

On Aug 13th we held our first annual Post Potluck at Whiskey River in  downtown San Angelo.  A nice turnout and a good time had by all!

On Aug 17 2022, the new San Angelo Unit 572 Auxilary was formed during our normal post meeting.  We are pleased to have an Auxiliary once again and are sure they will do well.  Any Female Veteran, Veteran’s spouse (male & female) and daughters are welcome to join the Auxilary!

Sep 10th Was the  9/11 Car Show at Mitchell Buick-GMC off of Sherwood Way. The Boy Scouts were there as were the Elk’s Club.  Another good showing of Post members and we did quite well with the 50/50 and Auction items.

Nov 5th was San Angelo’s Veterans Day Parade.  This year’s theme was to acknowledge Women Veterans.  The parade this year had the largest number of participants ever!  Post 572 was represented with our Commander driving his pickup with a few members as passengers and the Post’s flags in the bed of his truck.  We also pulled the Concho Valley Women Veterans Association’s float during the parade.

As a Post we participated and donated our time and helped provide food to the Veteran’s Thanksgiving meal on Nov 13th and also on Dec 18th for the Veteran’s Christmas meal both held at the VFW.  For both meals, food is donated, prepared and served by and for Veterans, Active Duty and First Responders.  We have a wonderful turnout every year with more and more participation each year, a fun time is had by all!  We appreciate local Business’s participation in donating to these events!

American Legion Post 572 would like to thank our Comrades and members of the San Angelo community in making it possible to host and participate in these yearly events.  We were able to raise $7,915.52 (net) over the course of the year. The money raised has allowed us to assist 16 Veterans this year in the amount of $3,388.87 plus cover our normal Post costs.  

If you would like to assist in volunteering for any Veteran event you can find the events listed under Community Calendar and Community Events on the left side menu. Our web site has a lot of information for Veterans in general not just events, please feel free to use it as a resource. If you would like to donate directly to our post (outside of membership dues) go to our Donate page.

Warm regards for the New Year!

Post 572 Executive Council

 

 

 

 

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