For the past several years, (at least as far as I can remember) we’ve stopped to pay tribute to those who have volunteered their service to our nation’s military, that service being crucial to securing our liberty and our way of life. We also thank and honor the several club members who have served our country in the various branches of the military. For those of you paying attention, there is of late a new generation of our extended family that has begun to hear the call, and are working to become our military’s leaders for the future. We wish them all the best in all their endeavors that they may excel in their duties and return home safely to their families. In a speech Ronal Reagan gave about the change from Armistice Day to Veterans Day, he recalled a quote from Calvin Coolidge. “The Nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”
PT begins at 0645
We will assemble as usual at the commons, ready to mobilize at 0645. Military attire is optional, but highly encouraged. Many of our workouts show a group of motivated individuals. Don’t be an individual. Be a part of the team. We will proceed in an orderly fashion, starting with a wide loop to get about 4 miles before we arrive at Gallagher Field where we will rest briefly at the memorial, then move out to the Vietnam Memorial at North Andover High School, and a quick return to the Commons. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1853552126/
Payments for New Uniform
Members have all heard from Frank about the new BRC Uniform shirts. Aaron Preston has offered to help collect electronic payments so Frank doesn’t have to add an account to every payment system known to mankind. Or North Andover, anyway. If you are somehow unable to send Frank a check, or give him cash, you can send a payment to Aaron:
Remember—this is the uniform you should be wearing to BRC Inductions. Some of you look really nice in work attire. Some of you not so much. Be part of the team.
Email Stinks Redux
Still working on this. Moving to Google Groups. Be Ready. Yadda yadda yadda.
Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that Star – Spangled Banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?