Wanted: Additional Pictures for Veterans Ceremony Slideshow at NBHS

The original slideshow from last year was preserved, and we are only looking for new additions or updated information…

For the NBHS Veterans Ceremony this year, the National Honor Society is updating their slideshow. If you have any veterans or service members among your family and friends that you want included in the slideshow, please email pictures to Hannah Main at hannahmain19@northbaltimoreschools.org.

The original slideshow from last year was preserved, and we are only looking for new additions or updated information.

For those who have only hard copies, hard copies of photos can be brought to the middle/high school, where Paula Beaupry will scan and immediately return them.

Please include the name first and last of the individual(s) in the photo, what branch of the service they are affiliated with, and their years of service (if possible).

Pictures will be accepted through Wednesday, November 7th.

The Veterans Ceremony will take place on November 9th in the MS/HS Auditeria. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 2:00 p.m., and the ceremony will begin at 2:10 p.m.

Thank you,

The NBHS National Honor Society

Attention All Local Veterans: Ceremony to Be Held

Friday, November 9th, from 2:10 – 2:40 in the NBHS auditeria……

North Baltimore Middle/High School is hosting a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Friday, November 9th, from 2:10 – 2:40 in the auditeria.

National Honor Society is sponsoring this event to express the importance and value of North Baltimore’s service in the military.

We wish to invite all veterans and current active members of the armed forces to the ceremony.

Service men and women will be honored during the ceremony. Anyone able to dress in uniform is encouraged to do so.

We also invite parents and community members to attend as our guests.

Patriotism is a value taught in North Baltimore Schools, and your attendance would be greatly appreciated! Please RSVP to Dr. Bob Falkenstein at 419-257-3464, or bfalkenstein@nbls.org so that we may plan for your arrival.

submitted by Harley Cole, NBHS NHS

High School Students/Families Invited to Military Service Academy Night 

Learn about the United States Military Service Academy nomination and appointment process for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Latta Invites High School Students and Families to Military Service Academy Night 

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) invites all interested high school students and their parents to attend an informational meeting at Owens Community College – Findlay Campus on Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. to learn about the United States Military Service Academy nomination and appointment process for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students seeking an appointment in the future – and their families – are also invited to attend.

At the meeting, potential candidates will be advised of the congressional nomination process and have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Potential candidates may also obtain an application for a military service academy nomination at the meeting.

Applications and additional information are available on Congressman Latta’s website here.

Applications will be due October 1, 2018.

July 13th at the NB Legion

A couple of activities at North Baltimore American Legion Post #539.

A couple of activities at North Baltimore American Legion Post #539.

 

The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive in the Community Room at the legion hall on American Legion Drive.

This evening the Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a B – B – Q.

Stop down to give blood or support the auxiliary!

Post #539 WEBSITE

Memorial Day 2018 Photo Gallery

North Baltimore conducted the Annual Memorial Day Parade and observances at local cemeteries.

North Baltimore conducted the Annual Memorial Day Parade and observances at local cemeteries. Mr. Robert Van Horn (left) was the honored speaker.

Photos by JP Miklovic and Marcy Byrd

Thank you to all who participate in the event!

Memorial Day: a time for fun and remembrance

They will be burning the American flag across the country this Memorial Day weekend—not in protest but out of respect. It’s the proper way of disposing of a flag that is no longer in a condition to be a fitting emblem.

Memorial Day: a time for fun and remembrance
WASHINGTON, DC, May 25 – They will be burning the American flag across the country this Memorial Day weekend—not in protest but out of respect. It’s the proper way of disposing of a flag that is no longer in a condition to be a fitting emblem.
“It is improper to display a tattered, weather worn flag. It should be disposed of, preferably in a formal ceremony conducted by organizations such as the VFW [the Veterans of Foreign Wars],” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “However, an individual may privately dispose of an unusable flag as long as protocol is followed.”
The ceremony involves the proper folding of the flag and its placement atop a well-supervised fire hot enough to ensure its complete destruction. The ritual includes showing respect by saluting during the disposal process and/or reciting the pledge of allegiance.
Weber says that “there is no particular day when the disposal procedure takes place. But, in many parts of the country it has become part of the Memorial Day celebration. Perhaps it is because the flag helps to remind us why we observe the holiday.”
According to the VA a total of more than 150,000 service men and women have lost their lives in all the military campaigns since World War II, including Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars as well as the continuing Global War on terror.
There are more than 19 million veterans among us, including 620,000 of the 16 million who served our nation during World War II. They are living memorials, each and every one of them, of the valor and gallantry of all who have served in the military throughout our country’s history.
“Most of us will be out playing with our kids and grandkids this weekend. We’ll probably eat a little too much. We’ll catch up on the latest doings of our neighbors, friends and family members. We’ll be busy celebrating the non-official beginning of summer.  Is it too much to ask that we take a few minutes to bow our heads in tribute to the men and women who gave their lives for us? And, perhaps, you may want to say a little prayer for the safety of those who are in service today,” Weber suggested.
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NB Memorial Day Activities 2018

North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 will conduct the Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28.

This information is shared from previous Decoration Day events… Awaiting up dates from the legion!

North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 will conduct the Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28.

Those interested in participating are asked to meet at the Village Hall on North Main Street at 8:45, with the parade stepping off at 9:00 am.

The parade travels south on Main Street, through the roundabout and east to the Maplewood Cemetery for the memorial service.

____________________ is scheduled to be the speaker for the event.

A prayer will be offered by _____________________. The Veteran’s Prayer will be offered by ______________, along with comments by Post Commander __________________.

Poppy Girls for 2018 are: Lily and Brynn Clark. And Makayla Matthes. (Thanks Ryan for letting us know!)

The North Baltimore Scouts will put flags on the mound to honor the unknown soldiers who died.

Thanks to Dawn’s Flowers for the donation of the wreath. Thanks to Briar Hill Health Campus for the bus in the parade to transport the firing squad to the New Maplewood and Weaver Cemeteries.

A trolley from the Wood County Fair Board will be in the parade to transport veterans.

The legion will be having a potluck, for participants, after the Weaver Cemetery Memorial, so everyone please bring a hot or cold dish, plus dessert, to the Legion Banquet Room.

Everyone is asked to turnout to honor our veterans. Please come downtown for the parade, then follow to the Rocky Ford bridge, for the Wreath Ceremony and then assemble at Maplewood Cemetery, for the prayer, speakers, commemorations and memorials. The Memorials continue at New Maplewood Cemetery and Weaver Cemetery, in Bloom Township.

PAST MEMORIAL DAYS:

 

 

Help Wanted

The North Baltimore American Legion is looking for a Bartender and Cook – Part time

Help Wanted

The North Baltimore American Legion is looking for a Bartender and Cook – Part time Thursday, Friday and Saturday Mornings.  Please drop off a resume at 539 American Legion Drive North Baltimore or email it to americanlegion539@gmail.com.

Cub Scout Cakes FUNdraiser = Sweet Success

By Jennifer Vanlerberg – The Cub Scouts of Pack #372 have earned $320 more dollars towards camp and other fun activities this past Sunday at the North Baltimore American Legion Banquet Room.

By Jennifer Vanlerberg

The Cub Scouts of Pack #372 have earned $320 more dollars towards camp and other fun activities this past Sunday at the North Baltimore American Legion Banquet Room.

On January 21st, beautiful homemade cakes were judged and auctioned as a fundraiser for the pack.  The scouts were to pair with an adult male to create their masterpiece. This fundraiser is held alternate years from the birdhouse auction in which scouts pair with an adult female (mom, aunt, grandma) to create a one of kind bird home or feeder.

The winners in multiple categories included Blaze Kline for “Most Patriotic”, Joseph Rose for “Most Lettering”, Levi Vanlerberg for “Best Scout Theme”, Isaiah Hernandez for “Tallest”, Daniel Hinkle brought home the certificate for “Most Colorful,” with his kit kat candy extravaganza, and Boden Lanham’s was the “Largest Cake”.  Kale McDonald’s orange and black sheet cake won for “Best Tiger Theme”, and Gabe Berger had the “Largest Slant.”  Donivan Boyce achieved the “Most Variety of Edible Items” and Jackson Cook represented the Lion Group with a beautiful bunch of cupcakes. Connor Coup took home the “Yummiest Looking”, and Trevor Capelle won the “Judge’s Choice.” Mitchell Novak took “Best in Show” for his rice krispy/cake combo derby car.

Awards were doled out as well. Noah Vanlerberg, Daniel Hinkle, and Brody Walter earned their “God and Family” award for their work with Pastor Susan Kronbach.  The boys also received awards for their participation in the popcorn sale earlier this past fall. Gift cards, candy, and patches were the typical awards. Mitchell Novak earned top seller at $2,615 worth. That is a whole lot of popcorn, my friends. He walked away with an arm full of prizes.

Upcoming fun includes the Pinewood Derby race on February 11th at Powell School. Cheer on your favorite racers and see the development from box and a block of wood to a magical speed machine. The scouts are also collecting pop tabs so let’s get those turned in as well.

In March, The Webelos Two group will be crossing over into Boy Scouts during the Blue and Gold Ceremony, and spring camp follows shortly.  Thanks to Pastor Susan Kronbach for being a guest judge and for working with the boys to complete their “God and Family” unit and thanks to all of the parents and leaders for all of your time.

Kale McDonald and Levi Vanlerberg
Best of Show derby car cake by Mitchell Novak along with Donivan Boyce

 

Military Appreciation Night is Friday

This Friday, January 19, is a State-wide Military Appreciation Night for all high school basketball games.

This Friday, January 19, is a State-wide Military Appreciation Night for all high school basketball games.

Please wear your red, white, and blue to Friday’s game at Pandora-Gilboa.

All Veterans and active military personnel with a valid ID will be admitted into the game free on Friday at Pandora-Gilboa.

Recognition before the varsity game.

NB Legion Service Officer Benefit Assistance Update

This from John W. Harden, USAF, MSgt (Ret.), Post Service Officer, North Baltimore American Legion Post 539

This from John W. Harden, USAF, MSgt (Ret.), Post Service Officer, North Baltimore American Legion Post 539
The North Baltimore American Legion Post 539 is available to all veterans whether a member or not.  Yes, we do encourage new members, but you do not have to be a member to benefit from

our services.  Our Post Service Officer is always available to assist veterans with the Veterans Administration, recovering military documents and forms etc… The attached is just a sample of what is available:

If you or a Veteran family member need assistance, please call the American Legion at 419-257-2158 and ask for the Post Service Officer.