Today is POW MIA Remembrance Day. Always remember.
by Tim Murphy-1986
I’m just a nameless silhouette, Nobody knows my face,
Though many of you pray for me each day,
The man you said you won’t forget, in the dark and distant place,
I AM THE POW; I am a dead Marine;
I am the wounded grunt they couldn’t find,
BUT I’M LIVING STILL, and I am long dead and I am somewhere in between,
I can’t believe that I was left behind,
They killed me in an ambush, and they captured me alive,
and I died when my huey crashed and burned,
They over-ran my unit, but I managed to servive,
And they beat me and they whipped me, and they worked me till I dropped,
To break my will, they made their best to endeavor,
When great despair had gripped me, still the torture never stopped,
And they told me, We can keep you here forever,
They told me that my parents died, that my kids were grown and gone; and my
wife lost hope, and married my best friend, But there,
A PRAYER I HOLD INSIDE THAT HELPS ME TO GO ON, That someone still
remembers, and will bring me home again,
I’M JUST A NAMELESS SILHOUETTE; NOBODY KNOWS MY FACE;
Though many of you pray for me each day;
The man you said you won’t forget in a dark and distant place.
I AM THE POW; I AM THE MIA
Longtime Auxiliary member Pearl Barfield passed away Thursday afternoon. We will share additional information as we confirm it.
Did you know that we offer a free breakfast for members who renew early?
Simply renew your membership before the end of September, and you’ll be an “Early Bird”. We’ll treat you to a free breakfast at the October SAL Buffet.
If you already renewed for 2019-2020, then check your Membership Card for a red Early Bird. If you didn’t get a stamp, see your membership director.
The website, Eblast, and Newsletter team does our best to share all of our events with you. But the addition of a professional photographer to our team has taken our game to a new level.
Check out this short video of some of our activities in 2019.
Save the date – September 27, 28, and 29 will be our Centennial Celebration.
We have events planned for all three days.
Friday the 27th we’ll have our normal Friday activities, plus some goodies. We will move the Social Quarters up to the main hall all day Friday to give us more room. PLEASE NOTE, NO CARS MAY BE LEFT OVERNIGHT. WE WILL TOW THEM SO THAT WE CAN SETUP FOR THE SATURDAY BLOCK PARTY.
Saturday the 28th from noon until 5PM we’ll have a block party in our parking lot. We will have bands, food, drinks, and some entertainment for kids. This will be free to attend (food and some drinks will be free). This is a family-friendly event. We aren’t advertising it, but it is open to the public. Please invite your neighbors, friends, and extended families. The Social Quarters will remain open, but with limited service. The primary activities, food, drinks, bathrooms, etc., will be outside.
Sunday the 29th is our birthday. We’ll have a formal meeting for dignitaries and special guests in the main hall. The Social Quarters will open late on Sunday (around 3PM). Members are welcome to attend, but please dress appropriately (no shorts, t-shirts).
We are getting a lot of nice press about the great works we do for the community. Here’s a great article in James magazine, courtesy of member and friend Phil Kent.
The Post is planning a trip to Murphy, NC to have an afternoon of fun, gambling, and fellowship. It is open to all post members. The trip will be Thursday September 19th – we will leave the post promptly at 9AM and depart from Murphy around 4:30 pm. This is not a legion sponsored event, but an event put together by Milton Dickson. We plan on having two vans that will hold 15 people each. The cost of the trip will be approximately $20 per person to cover gas, and insurance. No smoking on the buses, but we will make stops on the road. Each participant will be given $20 in slot machine credits to play on the machines. It will be based on first come, first served.
Contact Milton Dickson 678-429-9359 for reservations.
Our 23rd annual charity golf tournament will be held Monday September 16th at Dogwood Golf Club. Please arrive early; our Shotgun Start will be at 8AM.
All the details are on our website. Registration entitles you to lots of goodies, plus breakfast and lunch. All proceeds benefit the children’s charities of the Cobb and Marietta First Responders.
You may also register to play, or sponsor the event on our site or by contacting Al Rosenfield. You may send us an email at golf @ post29marietta dot org.
Are you ready for some football!?!?!?
We’ll have the college and professional games on in the Social Quarters (except UGa).
Be sure to come out for the Falcons opening game on September 8th. We’ll have a slammin’ tailgate! Get your raffle tickets now for our big prize.