News and Upcoming Events
LENTEN FISH DINNER START MARCH 8TH.
SIGN UP BOOK FOR THE LENTEN FISH FRY’S
IS BEHIND THE BAR. PLEASE SIGN UP, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Floor meeting Feb 13th-all are welcome
The Legion Floor and the Legion Board meetings will be meeting on a bi-monthly basis on the second Wednesday of the month.
Board meeting February 13th 5:00 PM
Floor Meeting February 13th, 6:00 PM
Please welcome your new Commander and Vice Commanders!
Commander: Adam Hopp
Vice Commander: Brad Storck
Get involved. Attend a meeting. It’s YOUR Legion.
NEXT MEETING FEBRUARY 4TH
The Legion Auxiliary meetings have been moved to Our Lord’s Church, 131 N Market
Meetings start at 7:00 pm
A message from our Chaplain:
A recent poll was taken that showed that 73% of Americans identify themselves as Christian, 20% Atheist, 1% Agnostic and 6% of other faith traditions. With that in mind, if a law was passed that outlawed being a Christian would they find enough evidence to convict you? A very interesting question.
In the year 269 AD the Roman Emperor Claudius II made an edict that no young people could be married. Claudius made this edict based on his hypothesis that single men made better soldiers, because single men would not be worried about a wife or children when they went off to war.
A priest by the name of Valentine went against the emperor’s order and married young people in secret. Valentine felt that the Christian sacrament of marriage was too important to be ignored. In time, Valentine’s clandestine marriage ceremonies were discovered. So much evidence was brought forward that Valentine was sentence to a three part execution. The first by a sever beating, then a stoning and finally beheading. While waiting in prison before his execution was to take place he wrote a letter to the daughter of a friend to reassure her he was not afraid; and for her to keep her faith and love of Jesus. He signed the note “Your Valentine.”
Today, we still keep this idea of deep love and faith alive every February 14th, Valentine’s Day. May I make a suggestion? This Valentine’s Day send some cards to the patients at the VA hospital or to young men and women who are on active duty and let them know they are your Valentine. In doing so, someone may find evidence that you are a Christian by this simple loving act.
As for Claudius’ hypothesis about single men making better soldiers, I have to disagree, because I have seen both single and married men who were exceptional soldiers.
Doug Thompson, Solon American Legion Chaplain
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