June 2015


June, 2015

Dear Legionnaires 親愛的會友:

Our Post received an incredible honor in May when New York State Senator Daniel Squadron nominated the Lt. B.
R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post as a candidate for the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
Commander Eng along with Chairman Woo, Vice Commander Chung, Adjutant Mui, Chinese Secretary Lam,
Treasurer Leong, Past Commander Shin and Past Commander Tang attended the induction ceremony at the
Senate Chamber in Albany, hosted by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. Senator Squadron thanked the
Kimlau Post for their outstanding service and contribution to the local community and the country.

The Legion, Auxiliary and SAL Legion Year 2015-2016 officers took their oaths on June 6th, 2015. Please join us in
congratulating them for a successful year. We would like to thank you for your support and trust. We also want to
thank you for your participation in a very successful 70th anniversary celebration. The 70th anniversary celebration
kicked off on Friday night with a karaoke dinner dance at the Grand Harmony Restaurant. Past Commander Mimi
Wang and Past Commander Paul Tam volunteered to serve as DJs for the night. They did such a terrific job of
lining up the singers and they got everyone on to the dance floor. The night was filled with fun and laughs.
Everyone showed off their talents and enjoyed the night. Some members already requested that we hold the dinner
dance every year instead of once every five years. On Saturday, Mott Street between Canal Street and Bayard
Street was closed to traffic a little after 2:00 pm. The Chinese School Crimson King Band performed patriotic songs.
The Praying Mantis lion group led by Vice Commander Antonio Chuy and his students put on a fantastic show in
front the CCBA. The performance by the six lions attracted a large crowd and received thunderous applause. The
New York State Court officers bagpipe band followed with patriotic music. Legion, Auxiliary and SAL members and
dignitaries marched behind the bagpipe band and the New York State Court Ceremonial Color Guard Unit for a
grand entrance into the CCBA Auditorium. The officers’ installation took place at the CCBA Auditorium to
accommodate many guests from all over the United States. The guests included fifteen members of the San
Francisco Cathay Post 384 led by Commander Nelson Lum; fourteen members of the Boston Chinatown Post 328
led by Commander Matthew Seto and Commander Elect Amy Au; California Department Parliamentarian and Past
Commander Wayne Yee of the Los Angeles Chinatown Post 4618; and Department Commander Frank Peters.
Congresswoman Grace Meng thanked the many veterans in the audience for their sacrifices and service to the
country. State Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilwoman Margaret Chin also provided proclamations to the
Post. Five members of the post received fifty and sixty years of continuous membership awards, which is quite a
milestone. CCBA President Eric Ng received the outstanding community service award and Adjutant Gabe Mui
also received an award for his outstanding contribution to the success of the 70th Anniversary Journal. Commander
Eng remarked that today we also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ending of WWII and thanked the WWII
veterans. He also recognized the leadership, dedication and contribution of Chairman Peter Woo.
On June 8th, fourteen members of the Legion and Auxiliary along with the Cathay Post members and Los Angeles
members attended the Boston Chinatown Post installation. Amy Au was sworn in as the first female commander of
the Boston Chinatown Post taking over the reign of the post’s youngest commander Matthew Seto. The friendship
and camaraderie among the four posts have continued to grow and we look forward to celebrating the Cathay
Post’s 85th anniversary next year.

本會董事長伍覺良、主席伍顯宗、副主席李禎年、幹事梅本立、中文記林善群、財政粱文芳及前任主席單
志然、鄧遐勳等一行八人在五月代表紐約華裔美國退伍軍人會前往首府奧本尼接受紐約州參議員史葛靜在
紐約州參議院表彰退伍軍人的「傑出退伍軍人」的榮譽獎章。參議員史葛靜在頒獎時詞感謝紐約華裔美國
退伍軍人會為愛國主義以及積極參與社區事務做出了卓越的貢獻。
本會新一屆的職員已於六月六日就職,我們衷心感謝大家的支持及信賴。在此祝全體職員勝任愉快及成功
的新的一年。我們亦多謝大家參加本會七十週年的各項慶祝節目,令七十週年紀念完滿結束。本會七十週
年慶典於六月五日星期五揭開序幕,晚上六時半至十時半在華埠喜萬年大酒樓舉行卡拉OK 餐舞會,娛興
節目由兩位前任主席王咪咪及譚煥瑜主持。當晚全場戴歌戴舞,各會員盡懷歡樂而歸。六月六日,華埠勿
街下午二時至三時由堅尼路至擺也街禁止車輛通行,先有華僑學校鼓樂隊演奏愛國歌曲,繼有朱超然師父
帶領的螳螂醒獅團精彩表演助興及來自紐約法庭警衛隊的愛爾蘭風笛演奏,鑼鼓喧天,歡迎嘉賓。眾多僑
界領袖,民選官員及來自嘉賓中包括來自加州三藩市的華裔美國退伍軍人支系的十五人,波士頓華裔美國
退伍軍人會十四人及羅省代表親臨祝賀。紐約州退伍軍人總會主席弗蘭克、彼得主持就職儀式。國會議員
孟昭文,參議員史葛靜,市議員陳倩雯,台北經文處副處長陳豐裕等分別為華裔美國退伍軍人會頒發表揚
狀,表彰他們為國家及社區多年來的傑出貢獻。退伍軍人會亦頒發多個獎項,包括五名入會已達五十及六
十年會齡獎;為中華公所伍銳賢主席頒發社區傑出服務獎;為退伍軍人會前主席、幹事梅本立頒發「任勞
任怨,貢獻殊偉」傑出貢獻獎。伍顯宗主席致詞今年亦是第二次世界大戰七十週年紀念,他感謝二戰同袍
英勇為國服務。他亦贊揚伍覺良董事長對本會的貢獻及領導有方。

六月八日本會員及婦女會共十五人,加州三藩市的華裔美國退伍軍人支系的十五人及羅省代表參加波士頓
華裔美國退伍軍人會職員就職典禮。區靖儀成為波士頓華裔美國退伍軍人會第一位女主席,她是繼該會剛
卸任最年青主席司徒文信後再次締造紀錄。近年來紐約、三藩市、波士頓及羅省四會親密聯絡,友誼深固,
定會在明年三藩市的華裔美國退伍軍人支系的八十五週年相聚。