Post 77 accepts memorial book in honor of Acadia Parish soldiers
SPECIAL PUBLICATION DONATED: During the August meeting of Arceneaux Post 77, American Legion, Commander David Simon, left, accepts a new publication, “Acadia Parish Soldiers Who Died In Wartime Service of the United States 1917-2011” by Allen Welch of Crowley Post 15, also representing the Point de L’Eglise Acadia Genealogical & Historial Society, whose members compiled the historical keepsake. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)
During the monthly meeting of Arceneaux Post 77 held Tuesday, Aug. 2, Commander David Simon accepted a recently published book in honor of Acadia Parish soldiers.
The book, entitled “Acadia Parish Soldiers Who Died In Wartime Service of the United States 1917-2011” was presented by Allen Welch of Crowley Post 15, also representing the Point de L’Eglise Acadia Genealogical & Historial Society, whose members compiled the historical keepsake. Welch also announced the publication will also be distributed to all American Legion posts in the parish, in addition to all public libraries. He also noted the Society will eventually make the book available for public sale in the future.
Under reports, Chairman Ray Olinger submitted the membership count at 96 paid dues (50%) for the new year. He also noted new cards for the coming year should have been received by the membership.
Sick call was announced, along with a list of upcoming entertainment and events announced by Commander David Simon. He also noted a large attendance to recent events.
Welcome as a guest to the meeting was Terry Broussard, a son of a Legion member and recent plaque recipient for his ongoing help towards Post 77.
An update was given on the building maintenance By Robert Comeaux of needed and completed projects of the Legion Home.
Chairman Robert Comeaux gave the memorial report including a thank you note received from the Frank Privat family.
As submitted by Robert Comeaux, Larry Lagneaux was voted in as a new member of Post 77 and will be invited to attend the September meeting.
Lorraine Shelton-Gaines gave a brief report of the new VA Clinic presently under construction with plans to be open by the end of the year.
The Sons of the Legion will host a jambalaya dinner on October 23rd at Post 77 to the public. All proceeds will be donated to Post 77 with tickets available soon.
A special thank you was expressed by Commander Simon for everyone’s help during the July installation held of Post 77 and Unit 77.
With no additional business, the meeting was adjourned and a delicious meal was served by the Legion cooks.