Our Fore Fathers
When we hear or read about Our Fore Fathers, most of us think about Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Adams, to mention a few. These men were just a few of the founders of this great country of ours; a few that helped shape this United States of America. These men and all the founding fathers knew they had to take a stand if they where going to be free. Their support was not only from their small circle, but men and women of their communities. As they continued their struggle to construct the Declaration of Independence, that would state their cause for the people, they knew the importance of the people, it would take many and their support to achieve freedom for all. They knew their stand was not just for the few, but for all men and women who wanted or believed in freedom. They would need the peoples support if they were ever to complete their dream of freedom, a country for the benefit of all and for all to have an equal say.
That is what drives many to join the military in service of their country. They also continue their service through The American Legion by serving the veterans and their community. This is what Post 352 in Blanco is about. We do not have a bar as some think; most of our meeting times are after school hours. We don’t just sit around and talk about the wars. Most veterans don’t enjoy talking about the past. We at Post 352 serve; that is what we are all about. For those that do not know what we stand for:
We stand on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.
As we look at our wonderful community and all the area around us that is called Blanco County, how do we look to our Fore Fathers? Are we strong, independent men and women, who are looked upon with respect and honor? Are we men and women that understand the meaning of giving our (word)? Do we draw attention of honorable men and women? Do our fore fathers reach out their hands ready to greet us with pride?
We still see the struggle for freedom going on today. Whether it be on some shore around the world or in our own community. As our fore fathers knew, it wasn’t only their stand, but the stand of all who believed in freedom for everyone. They understood no one person or group could carry on the struggle alone. It would involve every man and woman that had the same dream of freedom. This is why we are here, to serve and to help, but we need your help to continue. We hope you will stand strong, and make our fore fathers proud.
Commander, Teddy Weeks