Posted by: arbeam | October 14, 2018

Presidents Corner November 2018

Snow is on the mountains. Fall is here and winter is around the corner. In recognition of the US Navy’s October 13th birthday, our October speaker was from the Navy. Admiral Blake Converse, an impressive gentleman man who gave a fascinating talk.

In keeping with our tradition, in honor of the Marine Corps’ November 10th birthday, our November Speaker is LtCol Karl Tinson, Bangor Security Force Battalion Commanding Officer. He is a great speaker. I hope you join us for lunch and camaraderie on Tuesday, November 13th. The food is great, the company is even better.

I’ve been touring Europe. As a retired Naval Officer with an appreciation of world history, it’s touching to see the great sights in Europe and ponder the contributions America made to freeing Europe from tyranny, twice, and the continued stability our forces stationed in Europe and around the world continue to provide. I had the opportunity to stand where WWII Medal Honor winner Audie Murphy single handedly held off an entire company of German soldiers in the Colmar Pocket in Jan 1945.

November 11th is Veterans Day. Veterans Day is celebration of the millions of Americans who chose to serve our country and the world, many of whom never returned. When Lt Governor Habib spoke at our June Luncheon he said that Washington encourages service members to return or remain here after leaving the service. It is his belief that veterans make great Washington citizens. I agree!

Please take a moment to silently give thanks for the sacrifices our veterans have made to keep our country and our world a safer place for all of us. When you see one of our soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen or Coast Guard men or women, hold the door open for them, smile and thank them.

We will be celebrating Veterans Day on Monday Nov 12 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The door open at 9:00AM and the ceremony begins at 10:00 AM. There will be 24 Information Booths and Vintage Military vehicles on display. Every year the celebration gets bigger and better. Come out and help us celebrate our local Veterans.

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