Category Archives: Speakers’ Bureau

Veterans Day at St Thomas More Church School

American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars veterans joined other local active duty, reserve, and veterans at St. Thomas More Church School for a Veterans Day Recognition Day. Continue reading

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Speakers’ Bureau – Benefits Beyond Belief

Our Post Speakers’ Bureau was started a number of years ago to help the post commander fill special requests for a speaker, a guest appearance, a historical talk, to join in to speak on a radio program, and more. We get lots and lots of requests. Our speakers can be found in Cary, Henderson, Yanceyville, Hendersonville, Burlington, and far beyond. They are our American Legionnaires on parade. They put a face to the American Legion and our community service as veterans. Continue reading

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Hampton Speaks at Civitan

Major Everett “Bud” Bud Hampton, USMC (Ret.), recently served as guest speaker at The Friendly City Civitan of Durham, NC. The Civitans were holding their 9th Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Luncheon with 72 area veterans attending. Continue reading

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Remembering Dad

Ed Gill has a story to tell. It is the story of his father, a Marine who was killed at Iwo Jima. Ed was just three years old when he died a combat casualty. Continue reading

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Robert Patton Remembered

With any local remembrance of the liberation of German concentration camps, there comes to mind Robert F. Patton. Robert was very active with his military unit association and worked well into his 90’s as an activist supporting remembrance of The Holocaust. Continue reading

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Post Commander Lauded

Out he came from the kitchen and still wearing his apron, Post Commander Heavlin was summoned by the assembled members for a special treat. He was about to receive a special award from the post officers. Continue reading

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Vietnam and North Carolina

Just a little more than 50 years ago, military advisors started arriving in Vietnam. They were there until 1975. Over 9 million men and women served during the Vietnam conflict era and 2,709,918 serve in-country and there were 47,378 hostile deaths. Continue reading

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Iwo Jima Remembered

Sixty-nine years ago today, thousands of Marines stormed the beaches of Iwo Jima. Their mission was to secure the island and the three airfields there. The fighting went on for several weeks, but on 23 February 1945, five marines and one navy combat medic (hospital corpsman) raised the Stars and Stripes over Mount Surbachi. Continue reading

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Seymour Center Remembers D-Day

A special event was held to commemorate D-Day in Chapel Hill on June 18th. The event honored all World War II veterans with speakers remembering both the European and Pacific Theaters. Continue reading

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