From the Editor:
We are trying a new format for the monthly newsletter that will be less time consuming to add content to publish, and will be more informative with less repetitiveness from the contributors. This new format will allow daily editing rather than monthly. Please be patient as this is a work in progress.
The Post is reviewing all of our entertainment activities to see where changes are needed to get more of our members involved in supporting the Post. So stay tuned as we move forward.
If you check the September calendar you will notice that the Grill will be closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The reason is, we cannot get volunteers to help out. It seems that the same people are volunteering and are simply getting burned out. Please consider giving a few hours to make our outstanding grill a success.
A message from Sons Commander Irvin Hopkins:
I am pleased to service our Veterans as Squadron #777 Sons Commander. I am proud to have served in Law Enforcement for over 30 years fighting the war against crime, retiring as a Captain. I take this position to honor my Father, Edwin Ford Hopkins, who served in the United States Maritime Service, Merchant Marines, and the Coast Guard. My Father was a Chief Engineer, entering the service in 1943 as a Lieutenant and serving until 1947, being discharged as a Lieutenant Commander. He was delivering supplies from America to Europe and was under constant attack by German U-Boats (Submarines) who destroyed many American Liberty Ships in the Atlantic Ocean.
Additionally, my Son, Kevin Roderick Hopkins served in the United States Marine Corps for five years, 1995 to 2000, being discharged as a Sergeant. He has served in the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office for the past 20 years and holds the rank of Sergeant.
I intend to work with our AMVETS Family to make this Post, with the help of all of you our members, to be the best Post and Squadron in the State of Florida.