American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 221
President~ HAPPY MAROTTO
I hope you have had a delightful, albeit, HOT summer. We visited the military museum in Parkersburg, West Virginia on a road
trip. This is not too far away and was very interesting especially
due to the sweet volunteer showing us around and explaining
many of the donated items that were there. If you are anywhere
near I highly recommend stopping and going thru the exhibits.
Now on to the auxiliary news; we were invited to attend the September 20th Legion meeting to listen to a young man, Elias Abboud was selected as a Post #221 delegates to Boy’s State. He was
also selected to attend Boys Nation as the Senator from Ohio.
What a very articulate young man and very exuberant about
his experiences. I was also able to attend a meeting about the
MAPS museum. I learned many things I did not know, such as
39 women pilots died in WWII, but were not permitted to have
ﬂags on their caskets. Also, there is a Fallen Feathers memorial
for Ohio’s fallen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Be sure
to check out the eagle made from buckeye wood with a tear in
its eye. Some Massillon Post 221 museums items are on display
there also. This is another wonderful place to visit.
December is coming quickly and again we will have the Wall of
Warmth. You can donate hats, gloves/mittens, or scarves for local community children and adults in need. There will be a box
in the blue room for these items. We will also have the Angel
Tree on display with names of less fortunate children from our
community. We have some of the most generous people in our
post so I know the Angel Tree will be a big success. Tank you
all for having such big hearts!
PLEASE NOTE: We will have our T-shirts and sweatshirts for
sale at reduced prices at the November Night at the Races. Bring
extra money; I think you’ll like our prices!
I would like to leave you with something I read: Count your
garden by the ﬂowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your
days by golden hours, don’t remember clouds at all! Count your
nights by stars-not shadows. Count your life with smiles not
tears, and with joy count your age by friends not years.
~~ Happy Marotto