Saturday, October 05, 2013
Commander Honors Post, Color Guard in North Country Swing
BLACK RIVER — New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor honored a post and a color guard squad while bringing his message of “Service First” to the local Legion Family in his visit to Jefferson County Friday, Oct 4, and Lewis County the day before.
It’s about reinvigorating the core mission to serve men and women in uniform, veterans and families, community and nation, he said during dinner at William C. Dexter American Legion Post 673 in Black River.
Governor took the opportunity to honor John B. Lyman Post 904 of Alexandria Bay with the Department Commander’s Award of Excellence. He cited the Post’s dedication to service members, veterans, families and community, and its support of American Legion Children and Youth Programs. Post 904 Commander Richard Drake accepted the award on behalf of the Post.
During dinner at Beaver River Post 1663 in Croghan, Lewis County, on Thursday (Oct. 3), he presented the Beaver River Post Color Guard with the Department Commander’s Award of Excellence. He cited the 25-member color guard’s dedication to veterans, families and community, and the support of Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Final Honors, and all other American Legion and community-related ceremonies and services.
The commander’s visits were joint visitations with New York Auxiliary President Barbara Corker and New York Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Commander John Chang.