May 2015

It is a beautiful day in McFarland and here I am sitting in front of the computer. I hope that all of you are doing those things that make you happy. The beauty of the day reminds me of one of the prayers I have used at one of our meetings. It goes like this: Dear Lord, we thank You for these days wherein we are given the freedom to make decisions for the betterment of our Legion, Auxiliary and S.A.L. programs – to obtain knowle...Read More

April 2015

Easter is just aroiund the corner. Spring is a time for life to start fresh. Those of you who have lost someone, we pass on the thoughts and prayers from everyone. For those who are not quite feeling up to par, we hope you will be doing better soon. At the last board meeting, a number of items were discussed. One of them was the American Legion Family Memorial Fund. This program enables the Legion to perform the duties I have as the Chaplain...Read More

March 2015

I am sorry to say that the young people we are sending overseas are finding the areas where they are going to be unsafe. We have about 20,000 people overseas now and last year we lost 150 to the dangers of war. I would like to see all of the members of the American Legion supporting the good intentions of these, our nation’s caregivers, as they encounter the chances of danger. “Father, we come to you, humble children seeking guidance as we end...Read More

February 2015

For Valentine’s Day, a couple of things to recall: “Without Valentine’s Day, February would be . . . well, January” “A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.” “True love stories never have endings” “A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” Love, Chaplain Chuck

January 2015

It is now almost Christmas and I hope all of you are well and ready to enjoy the holiday. I hope that all of you are getting together with your family and friends. It’s time to remember old friends and neighbors you have spent the last year with. As the old year comes to an end, let us ponder what it held for us. Let us be thankful for the rich experience it gave us – for every sympathetic smile, for every tear, for moments which...Read More

November 2014

During the next month, we will be celebrating Veterans Day. Our post will be honoring those that have given their time and, in some cases, their lives for us. O God, bless and protect our nation. Be merciful to our honored dead, the memory of whose valor, courage and heroism inspires us to noble action and to eternal vigilance in the preservation of our priceless liberty and our inalienable rights to enduring happiness. Guide and...Read More

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Post Chaplain

Thumbnail - Chuck Wedekind

Chuck Wedekind

Past Chaplains

  • Mike Valdovinos
  • Greg Simmonis

Upcoming Events

  • June 05 - 07:00 PM
    Legion Meeting & Election
  • June 12 - 12:00 AM
    Take A Vet Fishing Day
  • June 13 - 12:00 AM
    Take A Vet Fishing Day
  • June 15 - 12:00 AM
    Take A Vet Fishing Day

Recent Events

  • May 25 - 06:00 AM
    Memorial Day - Flags Up
  • May 20 - 07:00 PM
    Executive Meeting
  • May 01 - 07:00 PM
    Legion Meeting
  • April 19 - 12:00 PM
    Soup, Sandwich, and Bingo