AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - GERALD O'NEIL POST 1683
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As "OUR OWN" head overseas this Gallery will be exclusively for them ."OUR OWN" pictured here is Bill H.jr[security reasons].
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WE SALUTE ALL WHO HAVE SERVED ,AND THOSE SERVING NOW AND THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.GOD BLESS THEM ALL AND THEIR FAMILIES .
 
  10/20/2012-Patriot / Honor Flight-
  I borrowed many of these photos from Facebook. I hope noone will  mind .All to show what we're all about .PGR ,LEGION RIDERS,  RED KNIGHTS, ROLLING  THUNDER and many others make this happen.
 
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Joe Brucato - Thank You soldier
Video Created By :https://www.facebook.com/DKSV1This is a video i put together Using The song Thank You Soldier By Joe Brucato You can find him Here: http://www.joebrucato.com/The song was used wi...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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"""""911 NEVER FORGET""""""""""
 
We are the American Legion Riders located at the Gerald O'Neil Post .Stop in and join if you are a Veteran, Son of a Veteran, or Wife of .You will meet a great bunch of people and if you decide to join the American Legion Riders you get the best of both worlds. You get to help others and get to enjoy the "ride " .You do not need to be a member of "our" post, though we do invite you to join us, to join the Legion Riders ,as long as you are a member of an American Legion Post.
 
Our Legion Riders meeting is the first Sunday of every month , at 5:00 P.M.
 
 
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Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance
Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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-----------------THE STORY-----------------
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which TAPS was played;this brings out a new meaning of it.
Here is something every American should know.We in the United States
have all heard the haunting song , "TAPS".It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. But , do you know the story behind the song? If not I think you will be interested to find out its humble beginnings.
Reportedly, it all began in 1862 duriong the Civil War , when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia . The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land . During the night Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who laid severly wounded on the field .Not knowing if it was a Union or Confederate soldier , the Captain decided to risk his life and bring the stricken man back for medical attention . 
Crawling on his stomach through the gunfire ,the Captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling him towards his encampment.
When the Captain finally reached his own lines , he discovered it was actually a Confederate soldier , but the soldier was dead . The Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his breath and went numb with shock .In the dim light , he saw the face of the soldier . It was his own son .The boy had been studying music in the South when the war broke out . Without telling his father the boy enlisted in the Confederate Army .The following morning , heartbroken ,the father asked permission of his superiors to give his son a full military burial, despite his enemy status .His request was only partially granted.The Captain had asked if he could have a group of Army band members play a funeral dirge for his son
at the funeral.The request was turned down since the soldier was a Confederate. But , out of respect for the father ,they did say they could give him only one musician.
The Captain chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper he had found in the pocket of the dead youth's uniform.
This wish was granted.
 
The haunting melody , we now know as "TAPS" used at military funerals was born.
 
The words are:
 
Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills
From the sky .
All is well.
Safely rest .
God is nigh.
 
Fading light .
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
 
Gleaming bright.
From afar
Drawing nigh.
Falls the night.
 
Thanks and praise.
For our days.
Neath the sun.
Neath the stars.
Neath the sky.
 
As we go.
This we know.
God is nigh.
 
REMEMBER THOSE LOST AND HARMED WHILE SERVING THEIR COUNTRY.
ALSO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED AND RETURNED ; AND FOR THOSE PRESENTLY SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES.
PRAYER WHEEL FOR OUR SOLDIERS.
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