Treumann-Webb-Phelps American Legion Post 6

Welcome Veterans and Citizens

The Post 6 Executive Committee Meeting (ECM) will meet in 2022/2023 on the 2d Tuesday of each month.  The ECM is generally a business and pre-planning meeting for Post 6 leadership held at Culvers on 32d Ave S from 6pm until approximately 8pm. Still, any and all TAL members are welcome to attend.

ECM Meeting Dates:  11 October, 8 November, 13 December, 10 January 2023, 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June.

Our first General Membership Meeting will be in September:  Tuesday, 20 September, 1800-2000, at the Grand Forks County Building, 6th Floor.  The General Membership Meeting is the 3d Tuesday of each month. The Post 6 Auxiliary will host a pre-meeting dinner beginning at 1800.  

General Membership Dates:  18 October, 15 November, 20 December, 17 January 2023, 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June.

Direct questions to Commander Michael Brown, 701-740-6700.  

See also:  Commander's Critical Communiques

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2022 Baseball Season is Over

“Developing Youth, Promoting Families, and Building Communities”—this is what Grand Forks American Legion Post 6 Baseball is all about. These goals are as relevant today as they were back in 1928 when the Department of North Dakota hosted its first State Baseball Championship. For the 2022 Baseball Season, the Treumann-Webb-Phelps Post 6 and the Post 6 Baseball Committee, sponsored two American Legion Baseball teams—Royals (Class AA, ages 19 and under) and Blues (Class A, ages 17 and under). This 10-member baseball committee includes four Post 6 Legionnaires that meet throughout the year to oversee the program (40 Legion hours). During the Royals and Blues 28 home games, Post 6 Legionnaires undertook gate hosting duties to welcome the teams and spectators (336 Legion hours). Furthermore, to develop the next generation of American Legion Baseball players, Post 6 Baseball hosted three, three-day, weekend tournaments: Robert Montgomery Invitational (8 teams (Class A equivalent: 84 Legion hours); Gerrell’s Invitational (33 teams, ages 10 to 15: 56 Legion hours) and the Domenick Palmiscno Invitational (8 teams, 10 and under: 56 Legion hours). In total these three tournaments allowed Post 6 to interact with teams/spectators as far East as Renville County, MN; as far North as Winnipeg; and, as far West as Minot and Bismarck. In total, Post 6’s 532 Legion hours provided the opportunity to Develop Youth, Promote Families, and Build Communities; for 3,250 youth and adults. We look forward to the 2023 season.

Submitted by Legionnaire Bob Greene

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OTHER POST HAPPENINGS THIS SUMMER

Treumann-Webb-Phelps Legion Post 6, 8 August 2022

POST EVERLASTING:  Many events occurred the last three months that brought our Post together for good and for bad.  We lost an esteemed member, Suzanne Kime, who had been both a Post and Department Commander.  To date, the only woman to do so… and energized many community programs that helped both the community and Post.  Quite coincidentally, her funeral service overlapped with Memorial Day Weekend. It was also fitting for her to be especially honored with a Memorial Brick purchased through the Post for the newly established Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Forks.  Suzanne fully lived life to bring good things to The American Legion family and the American Legion Auxiliary.

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES:  Sadly, all the hard work, planning, and preparation that went into the Memorial Day Ceremony was lost on a last-minute weather and unexpected change.  Not seen before in my short 7-year membership did we have a cancellation of a ceremony at the last minute.  Everything was in the ready for the ceremony by 0900.  But by 0910, such a downpouring and a great flooding occurred at the cemetery as a result of all the torrential rain we received.  Everyone, I mean everyone, got drenched.  Our guest speaker for the ceremony, Wing Commander Colonel Timothy Curry, was included in that number.  Still, he ignored the swamping to help put chairs away from the ceremony that didn’t happen.  You don’t often see anything like that.  It was a domino effect.  First, the All-City Band cancelled due to inclement weather.  Wet instruments don’t play well during a drenching for the 40 plus band members.  The public still came out and were waiting for the weather to subside a bit.  Never happened!  The hallowed grounds where the ceremony was to take place quickly filled with a couple inches of water.  Our Firing Squad and Honor Guard were also duly wetted down.  I remember everyone (about 20 or so participants) gathered under the center protective canopy, watching and waiting for the waterfall to subside.  It was one of those experiences one not soon forgets.

GFAFB AIR SHOW:  Unfortunately, the same kind of weather conditions appeared at the last minute for the Grand Forks AFB Air Show on Saturday, 18 June.  The Thunderbirds were ready to fly but wind gusts of over 45 mph pretty much grounded the flying team.  Word was that at least the base folks got a show on the day before … Friday before the foul weather set in.  That certainly made it worthwhile for their arrival and demonstration.  However, though there were several thousand public in attendance on Saturday waiting and wondering if the show was going to happen, much disappointment and consternation.  We still have to take our hats off to the US Air Force Thunderbirds for all they do across the country.  They had to leave for another Air Show in Arizona and when do they return to Grand Forks is anyone’s guess.  It took some 12 years to get them here this time.

ANNUAL YOUTH FISHING DERBY:  Probably one of the best events Post 6 helped with was the annual Youth Fishing Derby.  Always the first Saturday in June at Larimore Reservoir Park, Post 6 volunteers cut worms and prepare bait packets for each of the attending kids.  They also help in keeping score of the kids catch for the day.  Each age group has a catch number, size, and weight to compete for awards.  Once the horn blows, the kids have about  two hours to catch the “Big One” and then Post 6 tallies and completes the score sheets.  After the final bell, there’s always a good lunch of hot dogs, potato salad, and cake and ice cream for dessert.  No kid goes home hungry or without a new fishing pole and reel in care of the local Sporting Goods Store.  This was the 33rd Annual Derby hosted by GFAFB Outdoor Recreation.  The Post usually has five or six members to help keep the kids fishing to catch that evasive Walleye, Pike, Bass, or Catfish.  It was a great time for families and a most memorable experience for the 80-90 kids who participated this year.

Submitted:  Dennis Almer, Adjutant, Post 6, 805-714-3441

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2022 Veterans Day Remembrance

As we approach Veterans Day, it is fitting to note that we remember not only our past and present military veterans; but also, their families.h When our young men and women take the oath and put on their uniform, it is also their spouses and children that serve alongside—sharing both the joys and hardships of military life.

If the military’s primary responsibility is serving and protecting our United States Constitution; its secondary mission is to provide for the Readiness, Recruitment, and Retention of our military forces. Veterans and their families are key to securing these facets of our national security.

So, to those who came before us; to those who we have and had the privilege to serve with; to those who will follow us …Thank You … for your selfless service. Still, it is also appropriate to thank the military veteran families for their continued service as they provide and support the essential needs to the military and civilian communities to ensure our veterans can fulfill their mission to keep our Nation free.

~ Robert E. Greene, Post 6 Former Commander

 

 

Since our charter in 1919, our American Legion Post 6 has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

 

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THE AMERICAN LEGION PREAMBLE
 
 

To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Grand Forks community. Join our Post 6 as a Booster or Sponsor. (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

 

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