It is Day two of our 3-Day Department Drive-around, Operation: Convoy to Comradeship, featuring National and Department level leadership and showcasing American Legion Posts around the State of Indiana.
The official party woke up ready to go. We had breakfast in the parking lot for convenience purposes (Hotel wouldn't let us bring our bagels inside. Not that I am bitter or upset).
Our second day was definitely stacked. We traveled to Kokomo Post 6, Gaston Post 387, Bluffton Post 111 and then ended our evening with dinner at Speddway Post 500.
Kokomo Post 6
First up was Kokomo Post 6. This was a very interesting stop of the tour. Kokomo Post 6 is one of the few Legion Posts in the nation to have a fully functioning 18-hole golf course. Yes... I said a golf course. I was able to get the "Hoosier Drone" (the Department of Indiana drone) up in the air to stalk the official party as they toured the grounds in golf carts (video below). After a refill on “Go-Go Juice” (Coffee) it was back on the road to Gaston Post 387.
Gaston Post 387
The second stop of the day was Gaston Post 387. The Post couldn't be in a better spot. Located right in the middle of charming downtown Gaston, Indiana.
The traveling party was treated to a warm recemption followed by a delicious lunch served by Post Auxiliary. Good food and good company made for a great time with the Legion Family here at Gaston. After lunch, it was off to the next stop, Bluffton Post 111.
Bluffton Post 111
We arrived at Bluffton Post 111 and were welcomed to the with a wonderful reception. The Post 111 Honor Guard was "Dress Right, Dress" and looking sharp and a line of 4th District representatives were front and center to greet the official party. This is a very neat Post to visit if you never have. They proudly display both Post and county history throughout the building.
While we were on ground, Bluffton Post 111 was honored for reaching 100% Membership. Post 111 is one of the first in the Hoosier state to receive the Department Membership Ribbon. Next stop, Speedway Post 500. Stay Tuned!!!
Speedway Post 500
Its always extremely cool to drive out to Speedway Post 500 (Conveniently located next door to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway). The Legion Family here at 500 is wonderful and welcomed us with open arms. Auxiliary members served up a delicious dinner for the traveling party.
First stop of day three will be the Ernie Pyle Museum in Dana. This just so happens to be CMDR. Strong’s project this year.
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