Commander’s Greetings

March 2017

On February 1st, we welcomed home the Bismarck/Mandan members of the 945 from overseas. The Honor Guard and myself welcomed 7 back home on the first flight at 5 p.m. and later that evening Bob Olzweski and myself, along with members of the Patriot Guard, welcomed the last 12 home at around 10 p.m.

The Legislative Session is fast approaching crossover and we have 15 bills we are watching. 6 have already failed, 4 are in appropriations, 1 left committee with a Do Not Pass, 1 left committee with a Do Pass and the remainder are headed for crossover.

The March meeting will begin the nominating process for the 2017-2018 slate of Officers. If you have ever thought of serving here’s your chance.

At our February meeting Myron Mosset and Bob Olzweski received the Commanders Award for service to AMVETS Post 9 above and beyond the call. Congratulations.

Our Past Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Ray Harkema passed away February 3rd in Sioux Falls.

Jim Nelson