American Legion Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291, Inc.
Legion Year 16 – 17 Newsletter No. 4
Dear Legionnaires 親愛的會友：
We are pleased to announce two new scholarships for this year. We want to express our thanks to the family of Raymond Chung. They have made a donation of $1007 to create a scholarship in memory of our long time member. The Chung family is very appreciative of the post scholarship program as two of Raymond’s grandchildren were proud scholarship recipients. We also want to thank the family of our Past Commander Lester Fong. The Lester Fong family made a $1000 donation for a scholarship in memory of our long time leader and mentor. Both of these one time scholarship will be awarded during our annual Christmas Party in addition to the ten annual post scholarships of $500 each; the “John. H. Wong Memorial Scholarship”, which is in the second year of a five year program of $1000 per scholarship annually to one student; and the “Robert S. Wong Chinese Study Scholarship”, which is in the fifth year of a ten year program that awards five students $100 per scholarship annually. Our post will also award a “Roger Ling Memorial Award” of one thousand dollars to a senior student who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, community service and patriotism from Cardozo High School, the school Roger Ling graduated from before he joined the Army. For more details on qualification requirements for scholarships, please contact the Post Headquarters during the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 pm daily. Please note that in order to make it easier for students to arrange for transcripts to be sent while they are still in school, applications are now accepted until August 31, 2017.
“To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars…” is part of the Preamble to the American Legion Constitution and By-laws we recite at every meeting. To preserve our memories, The American National Executive Committee recently approved Resolution No. 10: Veterans Memorial Identification Project. The American Legion family are asked and encouraged to document all military and veterans memorials within their local communities. The military and veterans memorials in a community speak to our history as a country. The values and sacrifices made to defend our freedoms by men and women in those communities who went to war must be preserved and advanced to new generations. The only way to protect all memorials that honor those who served in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and all others are to have clear and manageable records. Documentation of these memorials are no small feat. However, if we all do our part, we can make a very extensive job very manageable. The following items will be required to completely catalog any given memorial: a photograph or the memorial, preferably in electronic form, and its location; who built the memorial and who maintains the memorial (research will be required in some cases); a narrative about the memorial that best describes its meaning and purpose; and the person responsible for completing the document. Please forward the above information by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the Post Headquarters for consolidation before submitting to the Department.
As we have done in the last few years, we would like to once again to remind our members to step forward to serve. We all know for any organization to continue to grow and be successful in the future, its members must get involved in carrying on the legacy. We understand that most of you are either busy with school, building your career or spending valuable time with family, but if you have time and would like to get involved, we are here to guide you along. Just let us know that you can help. Or at the very least, come join the post’s activities and support our programs.
We would like to remind you once again if you have not renewed your membership, please remit membership dues of $25.00 by mail or in person as soon as possible.