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Installation of Officers July 2005
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Post 248 Oxon Hill, MD

American Legion Post 248
Address:   5600 Janice Ln, Temple Hills, MD 20748
Phone: (301) 894-3488
 
Joint installation of officers for Voiture Locale 265 and Cabane 265 was held July 30, at 1:00 PM.
 
Installing Officer for the Locale was John J. O'Connor Past Grande Chef de Gare du Maryand  2002-2003.
 
Installing Officer for Cabane 265 L Crawford.
 
A brief promenade preceeded the installation.
 
A picnic lunch hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, fixin's and cakes was provided afterwards
 

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Small Stars are for members serving now.

Display of the Service Star Banner first came about during World War I. During WWI and WWII most flags were hand made by mothers across the nation. One of the most famous flags was that of the five Sullivan brothers who all perished on the U.S.S. Juneau.

Each blue star on the flag represents a service member in active duty. A gold star is displayed if a service member is killed in action or dies in service. If several stars are displayed in one family the gold star takes the honor of being placed at the top.

Display of a Service Star Banner is done during times of war. Once again families are displaying banners at home. Banners may be purchased through the internet, at stores, or made by hand. Listed to the right are some links that have a detailed history of the flag.

Chef de Gare 2005-6
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James Wilson

James Wilson Post 248 sworn in as Chef de Gare Voiture Locale 265.
 
James is serving his second consecutive term as Chef de Gare.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Laurette O'Connor receiving her gavel
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Laurette O'Connor begins serving her 4 consecutive term as Madam Presidente' of Cabane 265.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Victor Jakubowski Post 248 Commander, Voiture Locale 265 Guard-de-le Port.
Victor was one busy man on Saturday. Preparing the picnic for some 40 people.
Participating in the Promenade and being installed.