One of the things that binds our posts together is a common goal of helpfulness. We visit each other, learn new things, and share ideas. Most post commanders will brag on their stealing a great idea or process from a neighboring post.
We also learn of tragedies, losses of members and financial hardships. We work silently to help each other. This is a story about one of those times, but for this story we need to share.
District Commander Don Bush was out and about visiting in Durham and stopped by Post 175. They were trying to rebuild their post and there was much repair work and painting need. Don said, “When I attended their meeting on July 2nd to swear in their officers for Year 2011 and 12, they mentioned they purchased three air conditioning units for their post home, since they had no cooling for their building. The units cost them $845 dollars and they had to pay Home Depot $ 54.00 dollars per month, plus interest. I was impressed with what they were doing and I made a promise to them that, if they paid their payments for the balance of this year on time, I would make final payment to their post. To to honor my word, I paid the remaining balance.”
Commander Bush saw renewed post vitality and watched the post under the new Commander Donald Bellamy. “Commander Bellamy is doing an excellent job in his position as Commander,” he said. “They have painted the outside of their post and it now looks great. They also are remodeling the inside; fixing their floors, and more. Commander Bellamy has also purchased the new American Legion uniform trouser’s and he has made his position as Commander impressive. He now has women veterans starting to get involved along with other veterans in the area wanting to join Post 175. I am proud to have donated to their efforts, as their District Commander,” said Commander Bush.
Post 175 is on Riddle Road and occupies a former residence. You can’t miss it for its new coat of white paint. Stop by and visit with them when they meet on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.