A New Year and a new commitment to our Vets

As we begin 2017, we should always take a moment to remember our Veterans, not just on Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day, but every day. I realize that this statement is preaching to the choir for the intended audience but it still bears a mention.

The Lodges of the Suffolk District have long supported our Veterans in many ways and in particular through the Military Outreach at the NorthPort VA on Sundays and Saturday’s the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook.

A Soldier’s Poem
There is discipline in A Soldier you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in A Soldier you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in A Soldier that he will not compromise.
There is something in A Soldier that makes him stand apart,
There is strength in A Soldier that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn’t a title any man can be hired to do,
A Soldier is the soul of that man buried deep inside of you.
A Soldier’s job isn’t finished after an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,
A Soldier is always A Soldier even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first and his life is left behind,
A Soldier has to sacrifice what comes first in a civilian’s mind.
If you are civilian – I am saying this to you…..
next time you see A Soldier remember what they do.
A Soldier is the reason our land is ‘Home of the free’,
A Soldier is the one that is brave protecting you and me.
If you are A Soldier – I am saying this to you…..
Thank God for EVERY SOLDIER Thank God for what YOU do!
~ by Angela Goodwin ~

If you have not received the updates Northport Visitation Schedule it has been updated and posted on the Military Outreach page Here.

An hour or two of time is all it take to honor and assist our nation’s Veterans.

Please update your Lodge’s calendars/Trestle Boards to make sure there is always someone there to represent your Lodge.