By Ace Tounsel

The Fourth of July, The 1770’s, both good and bad
we were in a new land, both happy and sad,
The British controlled, and were demanding and bold
but we had brave people who didn’t like to be told.
Town meetings were held, and great speeches rang out
they wanted to make sure everyone knew what the rule was about.
But the British had an army, uniformed and armed.
They had food and shelter and felt very charmed.
They never suspected the commoners would rise
and when they did, it was a disastrous surprise.
Through terrible conditions the common folk endured
but they were determined, challenged and demurred.
Through starvation and sickness, the death toll was high
but despite all the hardships they never went awry.
Sure, there were deserters, too sick to go forth;
they went in all directions, east, south, west and north.
But Washington pleaded, and gave it his all.
Seeing his suffering, with them, they together stood tall.
In the end their freedom was won.
They returned home in peace once the fighting was done!

One of my main responsibilities as 2d Vice Commander is to coordinate events at the Post.  I am currently planning our big Independence Day celebration.  We have several things planned that day. We will be open to the public and look forward to meeting all our CDT neighbors.  As part of the celebration, a karaoke DJ will arrive at 2pm to help the stars in our community shine on the microphone by singing their favorite tunes.  At 7pm we have one of Tucson’s favorite dance bands, Nitelife, playing all your favorite oldies, Top 40, country and everything in between.  It’s guaranteed to be a Red, White, & Blue good time!

I hope to see our neighbors on Saturday, 4 July for our Annual Independence Day celebration.  Like us on Facebook @AmericanLegion109 to keep up with the things we have going on down at the Post.   

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