Boys & Girls State Appreciation Dinner
American Legion Post 13
229, Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Thursday, July 26, 2012 7 PM
Today evening we went to the Boys and Girls State Appreciation Dinner at the American Legion (Sauls-Bridges) Post Number 13 at 229, Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. There was a large gathering of veterns, their families, friends, and neighbors at the dinner. The appreciation dinner was arranged by the American Legion Post itself in addition to they sponsoring the Boys State (8 candidates this year) and the auxiliary sponsoring Girls State (3 candidates this year).
It was a honor to be present among people who defend the nation. Commander of the Post welcomed everyone spoke of those who couldn’t be present on the day POW and MIA. Then he and invited guests and others to eat first. Following the dinner he welcomed the Girls State Chairwoman and Boys State Chairman to introduce the candidates.
VTS spoke briefly. He thanked the post for sponsoring him and told them how beneficial the experience was for him and how he was humbled to serve as a member of Boys State House of Representative.
We then learned about other scholarship possibilites and mingled with veterns and friend before heading home around 9 PM.