The duties of the Chaplain are to pronounce the invocation and the benediction at Legion meetings, as well as perform such other acts as would fall within the realm of his/her office as the spiritual leader. They should conduct the memorial service when such is needed.
As the Legion is composed of men and women of different creeds and faiths, the Chaplain must be a person of tolerance and sympathy toward all.
Chaplain Post 291, Ken Wilson (949) 230-2826
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Greetings Post 291 family
Here we are in November still looking like we are all getting ready to do surgery. I should have bought stock in face-masks.
When November arrives, I immediately think of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks for the blessing we have received is bedrock to our Judeo Christian history and to our country’s history. The Pilgrims had days of Thanksgiving in the autumn 1691 and clearly based in their faith tradition. President George Washington proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving on “November 26, 1789. President Abraham Lincoln in the midst of a Civil War proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving.
Giving thanks develops an “attitude of gratitude.” Stop and think about all the things in life that we have been blessed with: family, friends, food, flowers, and laughter! What about our five senses? How about technology that enhances our senses? Think of the people and organizations that help others in times of need or crisis! There is so much to be grateful for! If you want to have an “attitude of gratitude” you have to start with the basics; air, food, water, trees, flowers, animals and people. Look at what you have, not what you don’t have. That’s the key to gratitude.
The often missed benefit of Thanksgiving is happiness. Dennis Prager makes a point that “happiness is a moral obligation.” He uses the illustration of a person that has body odor and takes a bath for the sake of others. A happy person makes for a better work environment, a better home environment and a better society. If you have a stinky unhappy attitude, it smells up everyone and everything you come into contact with.
So, what’s my point? Learn to cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” and you will be a happier person and thus bring happiness to others.
As we move through November and arrive to Thanksgiving, take time to be grateful for what you have and not dwell on what you do not have.
For God and Country,
Chaplain Ken Wilson
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