Old News

- 8/20/2022

Bob Palmer Birthday

How many years...?

Bob Palmer Birthday

How many years...?
 
Jim Bush - 8/5/2022

Attention Post members:
Join us in celebrating
Robert Palmer, Sr. 95th Birthday
Masonic Temple Dining Room,
1820 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, Wy 82001
August 14, 2022  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Please RSVP: Melanie (see attached) no later than August 11th.
Please no gifts - just your presence!
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They Shall Never Perish

Story of a school teacher and her son. By David Maragni

The Post received the following card and article at the end of June 2022.

 

May 2022

Mr Bush,

As Memorial Day nears [I] wanted to send the enclosed your way, about a Navy Medic from my hometown, who lost his life in Vietnam…

God Bless all you do!

Sincerely, David Maragni

U.S. Army

1973-1976

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 click below article for pdf.

 

 They Shall Never Perish


A Real Treat

If you weren’t at Tuesday’s meeting--you missed out.

A Real Treat

Jim Bush - 6/15/2022

 

If you weren’t at our June 14, 2022 regular monthly meeting--you missed out.

 

There appears to be some debate about if "The Ragged Old Flag,” was first a poem by Army veteran Richard "Red” Skelton or a song by Air Force veteran Johnny Cash.

Whether Skelton’s poem or Cash’s song--our very own WWII veteran, Charter Member, Past Post Commander, etcetera, Robert "Bob” Palmer provided us with a real delight by narrating, The Ragged Old Flag.

 

 

The Ragged Old Flag

I walked through a county courthouse square.
On a park bench, an old man was sitting there.
I said, "Your courthouse looks kind of run-down."
He said, "Nah, it'll do for our little town."
I said, "Your old flagpole's leaned a little bit,
And that's a ragged old flag you've got hanging on it."
He said, "Have a seat," and I sat down.
"Is this the first time you've been to our little town?"
I said, "I believe it is."

He said, "I don't like to brag,
But we're kind of proud of that ragged old flag.
You see, we've got a little hole in that flag there
From when Washington took it across the Delaware.
And it got powder burns the night Francis Scott Key
Sat watching it, writing, "Oh Say Can You See."
And it got a bad rip down in New Orleans
With Packingham and Jackson tugging at its seams.
She almost fell at the Alamo,
Next to the Texas flag, but she waved on, though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There were Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg,
And the south winds blew hard on that ragged old flag.

On Flanders Field, in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha gun.
She turned blood-red in World War II.
She's hung limp and low a time or two.
She was in Korea and Viet Nam,
And she went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships on the briny foam,
But they've about quit waving her back here at home.
In her own good land, she's been abused,
She's been burned, dishonored, denied, and refused,
And the government for which she stands
Is scandalized throughout the lands.
She's looking threadbare and wearing thin,
But she's in good shape for the shape she's in.
'Cause she's been through the fire before,
And I believe she can take a whole lot more.
So we raise her up every morning and bring her down every night.
We don't let her touch the ground, and we fold her up right ...

On second thought, I do like to brag ...
'Cause I'm mighty proud of that Ragged Old Flag."

 

 

http://www.mpoets.org/Skelton.htm


 

 

 

 


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They Shall Never Perish

Story of a school teacher and her son. By David Maragni

A Real Treat

If you weren’t at Tuesday’s meeting--you missed out.

Youth Essay Winners Announced

Wyoming highlighted.

Buddy Checks

Should the Post do this?

Ceremony

Post 11453 members attend Cheyenne Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day 2022

Why is it called Decoration Day?

Day of Service

May 7th is National VFW Day of Service. Post 11453 will be making an impact in our community. We need your help.

2022-23 Post Officers

Look for ways to support Post Officers

C is for...

COOKIE, that's good enough for me.

Meet WY VFW Commander

Why should I meet this commander?

Pearl Harbor Food Drive

Remembrance Day

Little Pantry

See update

Old News

Take a second look at our news articles from the past.

Help Your Post Website

Assist the Post Website Committee.

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