URGENT Message from the Honor Guard Chairman Jim Locke*****
Ladies and gentlemen , as of today only three people have responded to the request for the Veterans Day events , that were requested in our news letter.
I need to confirm the Color Guard requests we have for Veterans Day, I cannot wait till the practice on October 20 to see if we have enough volunteers to meet the requests.
If I do not get a response by Tuesday, October 16, for the events requested, I will be forced to cancel our commitments.
Please consider volunteering for any of the following events
1) Friday, November 9th , 9:30 at leisure village, Color Guard
Need 2 flag bearers, 2 rifle, and a Sgt of the Guard ( Jim locke cannot attend this one)
2) Sunday , November 11th, Fox Lake Train station, 11am Color/Honor Guard
Need 6 Flag Bearers , one for each family , the MIA/Pow, and the National Colors
1 Sgt of the Guard ( Jim Locke)
3) Monday November 12th , Gavin JR high, 7am till 10am, Color Guard
Breakfast served to participants
Need 2 Flag bearers, 2 rifle, and 1 Sgt of the Guard( Jim Locke)
Also, any Veteran that would like to share their stories with the students, I need your name, rank , years of service, and branch of service in order for you to be recognized during the ceremony. We will rotate through the classrooms and share our experiences with the students. Memorabilia is recommended, and It is a rewarding experience. Please consider joining us. This is our 3rd year participating.
4) Monday, November 12th, 11am, Thomas Place, Color Guard
Need 2 Flag bearers, 2 rifle, 1 Sgt of the Guard( Jim Locke)
Lunch and raffle prizes for those participating
Again practices are scheduled for Oct 20, and Nov 3rd from 11am till 1pm, and I am requesting that anyone expecting to participate in any of the above events to please make the practices.
I NEED THE NAMES OF ANYONE VOLUNTEERING FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE EVENTS TO CONTACT ME AT 847-431-9076 with a call or text BY TUESDAY
REMEMBER PROPER UNIFORM IS REQUIRED FOR THESE EVENTS
Thank you, Jim Locke
Commander Post 703