American Legion Family visits Hawaii to particpate in Pearl Harbors 75th Anniversary
Sons National Commander Jeff Frain and His Wife Patti, along with many members of the American Legion Family including: Legion National Commander Charles Schmidt His Wife Linda Presley Schmidt his Aide Dirk Levy, National Auxiliary President Mary Davis, four of the Sons National Vice Commanders-(Bill Kelly, Michael Lawler, Kenneth Yanke, Joseph Keiser), Jeff's Aide Chuck Treat. Most of the delegation arrived several days early so they could participate in the activities leading up to December 7 and also see some of the many sights. They were very fortunate to get to meet several Pearl Harbor and World War II Survivors.
Ray Chavez at 104 He is the oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor.
Some of the Rosie the Riveter Ladies.
Visiting the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
Natl. Auxiliary President Mary Davis presenting wreath with Janice Lawler, Patti Frain, Mary Davis, Jeff Frain.
Legion Natl Commander Charles Schmidt, Deb Levy, Sons Cmdr, Jeff Frain.
National Officers Schmidt, Davis, Frain Rose into the water at the Arizona Memorial
Sons NVC. Michael Lawler visiting with Pearl Harbor Survivor.
Sons Plaque at the Pacific National Cemetery.
Commander Frain aboard the Battleship U.S.S. Missouri.
Today we visited the Hawaii Fisherhouse where detachment of AZ commander and Squadron 27 commander Mike Talty and detachment of AZ adjutant Chuck treat from Sqd 29 both donated $5,000 each to Fisherhouse and Children and youth chairman from California John Mejia donated $200 totally $10,200 to help our injured veterans keep their family with them as they get treatment what a great day.
At the National Memorials-Chuck Treat, Bill Kelly, Joe Keiser, Jeff Frain, Ken Yanke, Michael Lawler.
Commander Frain and Ray Chavez.
Hand Salute-National Officers of The Sons of The American Legion.
Sons Natl. Vice Commanders presenting wreath on the Arizona Memorial-Ken Yanke, Bill Kelly, Michael Lawler, Joe Keiser.
National Officers aboard the Arizona Memorial.
Legion Family paying respect to those lost on December 7, 1941.