Be proud of our veterans and help contribute to their welfare

To the Editor:

Recently, the Helderberg American Legion Post 977 and Ladies’ Auxiliary sponsored a picnic at the post in Altamont for the purpose of installing the officers of both groups for the year 2014-15.

It was well organized and well attended. Honors were bestowed on five members who had held membership over 50 years or more.

One can recall of those who had been extremely conscientious in the past who had volunteered hours and hours of work in constructing and planning the Post. Many years were spent at the Altamont fairgrounds running an eating concession stand, noted for its famous burgers. The stand raised money to pay for the building.

Some of these members come to mind: Sands, Gaiges, Meinikens, Uhls, Schaibles, Clickmans, Farrigans, Quays, Koonsbergs, and Mike Fellows.

The building has become very attractive, both inside and outside. Bingo games have been a financial aid.

Be proud of our veterans and help to contribute toward their welfare.

One present member who deserves great praise is Jim Gaige. He has given his “all” for his country and for so many. Remember the U.S.A.

Betty Allen Spadero

Ladies Auxiliary

American Legion Post