Fargo AMVETS

John A. Greenley Memorial Post 7

Latest Posts

Timeline PhotosWe have big Super Bowl plans! The Box is having a soup cook off. Bring in your crockpot of food and we will sell plates or bowls for a minimum donation of five dollars! If you’re interested in participating, please come to The Box and ask for the sign up sheet. All of the proceeds will benefit the Honor Flight nonprofit charity. When you get your dish you will receive a ticket that will allow you to vote for your favorite dish! The winner will receive a $25 bar tab. We will also be selling Jell-O shots...all of the Jell-O shot proceeds will also be donated to Honor Flight. All Jell-O shots will be sold for a dollar after a touchdown 🙌🏼🏈🥃 ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

This is just one of the many programs that Fargo AMVETS Post 7 supports. America's future leaders. Future AMVETS🇺🇸News release:

Fargo South High School Student Receives Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy Scholarship
Chace Hahn, a 10th grade Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Fargo South High School has received a scholarship to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2020.
Cadet Hahn is one of 200 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. More than 2575 cadets applied for one of the 200 scholarships. The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. The scholarship is valued at approximately $22,500.
The Flight Academy Scholarship Program is Air Force-level initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage. Those who participate in the program do not incur a military commitment to the Air Force or other branch of service, nor does completing the program guarantee acceptance into one of the military’s commissioning programs.

Hopefully next year we can have even more winners!!!
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

2 weeks ago  ·  

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. Until I read this, I didn't know, but I checked it out and it's true:

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 about its humble beginnings.
Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Elli 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 Elli heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely 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 toward 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 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
I too have felt the chills while listening to 'Taps' but I have never seen all the words to the song until now. I didn't even know there was more than one verse . I also never knew the story behind the song and I didn't know if you had either so I thought I'd pass it along.
I now have an even deeper respect for the song than I did before.
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.
Please send this on for our soldiers ...
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·