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Chairman's Corner

Well, today is Pearl Harbor Day, how well I remember that day in 1941. I guess we all remember that day and even what we were doing when we heard the news that Sunday evening. I can’t believe it’s been 74 years ago. Any one that remembers that day puts them up in age. Ha. I think we knew that we would be in that war in a matter of time and when and when the Japs made their attack we thought we could take care of them in just a few months, how bad we were wrong.

Today is Wilma’s birthday, don’t you know how well she remembers that one! Today the Germans and Japanese are our friends and we don’t think much of some of our friends we had back in WWII. Boy, how things can change.

We have another big day coming up next month, January 12th. It was seventy years ago 1946, the big parade in New York City. Lots of our older men missed out on that, they had come home earlier and most of them had been discharged, but there were some that stayed and came home with the division.

I got a call from Joyce Sandes the other day and she said a newspaper or T.V. station had called her wanting to get some information about the parade, them knowing her husband took part in it. She said she had a short film of the parade and was trying to locate it.

Hope all of you got enough to eat last Thursday, Thanksgiving. We have Christmas coming up now, so let’s make some phone calls or maybe send a few cards, make a few contacts. I spoke with Clint Riddle and Fletcher Williams the other week, they are doing fine. Will call Wilma today, I got a birthday card from her the other month, made me fill real good that she remembered.

Let’s not let the Tow Line be our only contact, make a call or drop a card to someone and "Make Their Day".

Take care and watch out for those "falls", that’s the one thing you don’t want to do. I can’t believe how well we could get around just a few years ago. Ha.

Good luck and stay well,

Jesse Oxendine, Chairman

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