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7/18/2017

3 of our Boys State participants stopped in and gave an account of their trip




6/19/2017

From Forrest Beadle:

I also want to point out our statesman from Decatur High School. Alec Uselton, Tyler Watson, and Charles Doubrava joined me at Post 71 today for a photo!

I hope this is the start of a long relationship between Decatur High School and Post 71.




From Forrest Beadle:

American Legion just wrapped up Boys State 2017 in Austin last week! Post 71 Denton sent 61 local young men from 13 different area high schools. Commander Kenny Horn and I drove down on Thursday for Legion Day to check up on them. We were joined by Reuben Kamanga from Marcus HS. Reuben went last year and was selected to go to Boys Nation. He is heading off to SMU next year.

Our statesmen did great this year too! We are still getting the results in from the boys, but everyone I spoke with got involved and ran for office!

A special thanks to the teachers and counselors from our participating high schools who searched for, screened, and work with Post 71 to sponsor these young men.

And finally, I would like to thanks all of our civic organizations for donating scholarship money for those who need it.

I had little time for the camera but here are a few pictures.





May 26 2017

Post 71 Commander Kenny Horn Presenting God and Country awards at Denton HS








Cmdr Kenny Horn
with
Boys State
participants

at Denton HS


May 19 2017

ALA Unit 71 President Sharon Bates
and
 ALA Unit 71 Sec/Treas Sandy Stevens
presenting Boys State certificates
at Denton Guyer HS



May 11 2017

ALA Unit 71 Sec/Treas Sandy Stevens
presenting the Boys State certificate
at Coram Deo academy



April 28 2017

Our Vice-Commander, Forrest Beadle, presenting the American Legion Military Excellence award to AROTC freshman cadet William Bass at UNT Gateway Center



April 19, 2017

Sons of The American Legion Sqd 71 adjutant Fred Stevens presenting a certificate of appreciation to Walmart, Denton for their generous donation of a 55" 4K TV to replace our TV that was stolen last year.



Post amateur radio station update:

As of 4/18/2017 these are the DX (foreign)
stations contacted:


ZF2VA   
XE2HOE
CO2YT  
CG3AT
VA3SY
JH1GNU
 
Cayman Is 
La Paz, Baja, MX
Havana, Cuba
Islington, Ont, Can
Alfred, Ont, Can
Kanagawa, Japan
XE1RK
XE1XR
G3HGE
YV5OK
JM7OLW
Mexico City
Morelia, MX
England
Caracas, Venezuela
Fukushima, Japan


April 17, 2017


Cmdr Kenny Horn presenting a "Thank you" plaque and letter from the Board of Trustees to Lowe's for the wonderful job they did renovating our building. THANKS AGAIN, LOWE'S.


District 13 Convention - Post 88, Lake Dallas
4/1/2017




September 26, 2016

Cmdr Kenny Horn presented this certificate of
appreciation to the President of the Denton County
Amateur Radio Association for their generous
donation of the amateur radio station at the post.

According to Marty Justis, the President of
The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC),
we are the 17th Legion post in the country with an
amateur station.

The purposes of the amateur station are emergency
services, veteran rehab, working with youth and,
last but not least, providing another incentive for
people to become members.


Lowe's "Community Grant" Outreach To Us
Sept 12 thru Sept 19, 2016
All we can say is "WOW!" and "Thank you!"





North Texas State Fair
August 19-27, 2016





A happy young lad was picked from the crowd to reach in and draw the winning ticket.


Talk about karma!

The winner this year was our own Ray Stephens


One of our Boys Staters made Boys Nation


Ruben Kananga, a senior at Flower Mound Marcus High School, came to our August 16 meeting to tell us about his experience with Boys State this year and to thank us for our sponsorship. At Boys State he was selected as one of the 2 boys from Texas to go on to Boys Nation. This is a great accomplishment.

Since he wasn't born in the US, he could not run for President but he joined forces with the fellow who he saw as the likely winner, became his speech writer and was rewarded with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court job when he won.

We are all very proud that one of our sponsored young men was so successful.

CONGRATULATIONS, RUBEN KANANGA


28 June - 1 July
Ham Station Antennas Installed

The VHF/UHF antenna

1/2 of HF antenna

Other half

Where is that screw?

Yes, fat men climb ladders, too

Just about got it


Well, it's up. And it works!


23 June, 2016
WFAA D/FW channel 8 covered the Denton County Veterans Court
and its mission to help vets get out of the justice system and
get their lives back on track.
http://on.wfaa.com/28TjBzC


2016 Department Oratorical Banquet
14 February, 2016



































2016 Department Oratorical Competition
15 February, 2016
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