Post Adjutant Tom O'Malley puts a 45-year continuous-membership pin onto Ted Snow while Commander Gerry Flowers (left) and Membership Chairman Harold Gillespie (right) look on.

Canadian post holds year-end meeting

On the evening of Dec. 13, Post CN75 held its annual year-end social gathering. This year most came an hour early so we could sit down to supper together at the abc Restaurant in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. We usually start with an abbreviated meeting opening, then almost immediately move to close the meeting and get on with the mingling. This year we went a bit longer with the meeting so as to make a special presentation to longtime member and post founder Ted Snow. We had the privilege of presenting Ted with a 45-year continuous-Legion-membership pin and certificate.

Post CN75 started out as an outpost of Post 7 in Blaine, Washington, then became Post 7 of the Department of Canada. When the department shut down it became Post CN75 of the Department of Washington. Ted Snow has a long and involved career with the post. At various times he was post commander, vice commander and adjutant, and at one time was also the commander of the Department of Canada. We are now becoming a very small post, as it is somewhat hard to find U.S. veterans in the area and many of our members have moved around the province or back to the United States.