Mike Stelacio, Department Commander
To my Legion Family – WOW! WHAT A RIDE! We were welcomed from Philadelphia to shores of Lake Erie, Sayre, McConnellesburg, Black Walnut, Pittsburgh (home of PNC Ron Conley), Uniontown, Scranton, the Veteran’s Day Parade in Mt. Union, Middletown (home of PNC Dominic Di Francesco), Harrisburg and everywhere in between.
A highlight of the year was the Christmas Tour which was orchestrated by Ed & Mary Connell. They do a fabulous job arranging the tour and making sure our veterans are well taken care of. It was invigorating to meet veterans of all ages, ranks ...
With the season of Christmas past and well into year 2016 we have many tasks in front of us. When I say “we” I refer to the American Legion Family.
However, please take a moment and reflect on the life of Past Department Commander Kerri Gill. Kerri was more than a commander. Kerri was a friend and mentor to many and served our organization in many capacities, both State and National. Kerri’s glowing smile and wit is sorely missed.
Once again, in December, our Department conducted its annual Hospital Tour. This is an experience that every legionnaire should partake. Each ...
Greetings Legion family, we are already through four months of my term in office. Time is flying by. I am frequently asked how I like being Department Commander. I can’t use enough adjectives to describe it. I LOVE IT! The only downside is that I only have so many months left to serve you. I am not saying there aren’t any challenges; there are more than a few.
I cannot stress enough the importance our programs have on our membership. The more we explain and describe our programs such as Oratorical, KBS, Essay, Scouting, SPYW, Scholarship programs, the more Veterans will understand what we do and want to be a part of our great organization.
I would like to express ...