The American Legion is Reaching out to Help Those Who Need it

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I have some more stats for you on what our veterans are doing to help others:

  1. $667,931 has been raised to help children of fallen and disabled veterans.
  2. 380 pounds of food was collected for the Community Shelf by Post 89 in Perlla, Iowa.
  3. American Legion District 12 cheered up veterans at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in their parking lot. Waving of flags, a parade of American Legion Riders came by , and they sung their own rendition of , “God Bless America.”
  4. 1700-Approximate number of COVID-19 tests that was provided daily by the Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65.
  5. Ameriecan Legion post 10 in Albany, Oregon staged a community celebration of lives on July 4th to honor freinds and loved ones lost during the pandemic. The flag was raised and lowered to each name as it was read. They played taps and Amazing Grace.

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It seems to me that if President Trump is reelected he will start going full throttle at cleaning up the cities that have rioters. Time to put a stop to this smadness.

He is doing such a great job considering that everyone of the Fake media is after him, as well as the democrats. He faces the storm head on. We need him to continue his great leadership.

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I was amazed to see the pact agreement between three Mid-East countries. The Fake Media is playing it down because it is ony an agreement. What do they want???? Not one president ever has been able to this type of agreemt. I am told several other countries in the Mid-East are wanting to sign an agreement as well. President Trump was nominated by two countries for the Nobel Peace Prize, After this gets out he shoud have many more nominate him.

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Kind of short today, but we are off to a wedding in the morning, and the boss wants me to try on a bunch of cloths.

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Can’t leave without checking up on my brothers and sisters. How are you holding up? The daily routine is not routine anymore. Too much negative stuff going on?

You are not alone. There are over 9,400 fellow veterans following this site. We are growning fast every day.

if it is getting too overwhelming for you GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number to call. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!!!

The Good Guys Are Losing the “War” in Portland, Oregon

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I know that I am overdoing the reporting of the mess in Portland, Oregon, but it is breaking my heart. It has been over 100 days since the rioting first started and there is no end in sight. There have been people murdered, beaten, stores burnt down, and police officers being accosted.

People fear going outside. They see what is happening on the TV’s and it is right outside their doors.

President Trump has repeatedly offered to send in help to stop it. The governor and mayor have told him to leave them alone. Such weakness, is killing people.

As a veteran I KNOW what I would do and it wouldn’t be pretty. I am sure there are many of you who may agree with me. I would go in and start pushing back, and anyone that tried to stop us would be taken down and arrested. AND PROSECUTED!

Here is a side story that has me screaming. One of the antifascists (their name) shot and killed an innocent young man at point blank. The gunman got away. (Only because he was arrested for carrying a weapon. He was released the next day and not prosecuted.) That was about three days ago. Today there was a stabbing death of a young couple up in Washington. It was the same man that the local police in Portland had identified as the killer.

Because they released him without any charges he killed two more people.! I CAN NOT ACCEPT THAT. If they would had prosecuted him in Portland, the two people in Washington would still be alive, and they would also find out his was the killer in Portland. They should have put him away right there for the rest of his life.

I know this doesn’t have too much to do of what this site is all about, but maybe it is!!

I am going to get very political here. I hope I don’t lose too many of you.

I am fearing a civil war. A real civil war. Both sides of these happenings are very sure they are right and seem to think they would die for it.

The democrats are almost applauding the rioting. They think this will end the President’s White House visit. The democrats run every major city that is rioting. All of them want President Trump to leave them alone, because they think they are doing fine.

I need to stop here, and cool down! Sorry I ranted on you.

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How are you doing in this environment? Has it been hard for you? Do you fight stress and anger because of it?

Just remember there are over 9,200 fellow veterans here who have your six. They have been there and done that with you.

It is hard, at best, to cope with this dangerous world we live in right now. If it is overwhelming you GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number for you to call. The counselors there are outstanding. They will not hang up on you until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255

Please call it if you need it. Don’t wait.

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You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

Shocking Interview with a WWII Veteran

The rioting in Portland, Oregon is shameful! Last night a young man was shot to death, because he was a Trump supporter. That is called murder.

The Mayor, Ted Wheeler, ( a Democrat, ) had the nerve to blame it on our President. Meanwhile, he has allowed the rioting go on for over 90 days now. What’s wrong with this picture??

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I have had a wonderful thing happening on Facebook. In just this month only my followers have increased by over 2000. Who are they? Veterans, everyone of them . Such an honor. If you want to join them just go to Facebook and put my name in the search area.

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I read today that two Russian jets flew with 100 yards of one of our B-52’s. That was pure intimation. I wonder what kind of message they are trying to send?

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In some previous posts I have shared some interviews with veterans for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

Here is another one. The reason I am featuring him today is that he was on the front page of my local newspaper this morning. The paper was featuring him because he just had his 100th birthday!

Bob Coury is a man I have known for over 65 years. He is local man from my home town of Salem, Oregon. The reason I have known him that long is that he opened a fast food restaurant in 1955 near where I live. It was called, Bob’s Hamburgers when it first started. I walked by it every day from school ans a Sophomore in high school. His hamburgers were only 19 cents each . My mom would give me a quarter and I would have a hamburger every time I went by each day. I still had six cents left which I save to build up for the next hamburger. We were poor back in those days, and my mother scrapped up that quarter every day for me.

Bob was also a veteran of WWII. He was a Captain, and the officer in charge of a unit of men who unloaded ships as they came into the Okinawa harbor. They were in great danger at all times. There were Kamikaze planes trying to crash into the ships they were unloading.

Here are parts of the interview I had with him:

I asked him how he felt as he unloaded each ship. “I worried about my men getting killed. I went on to ask how the Kamikaze plane affected his work “We had to watch at all times, and get off the ship if it looked like one of them was going to be successful in hitting the ship.”

I also asked him what was his scariest moment. “One day I fell off a ship and there was a barge right next to the ship. I fell in between the two ships. I had a hard time getting out of there before I drowned.”

There is much more to this interview. Keep looking here as to when the book is coming out.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Are there good days, but also some bad days?

Please know that you are not alone. There are 9.156 fellow veterans on this site. They all have your six. Reach out if you need help.

As a a matter of fact here is a toll free number to call if you are overwhelmed:

1-800-273-8255

There are highly trained counselors there to help you. Do not wait!

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Remember:

You are ever alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never, ever, give up!