Lodi, California     320 N. Washington St. • 95240 • (209) 368-1420 • lodipost22@att.net

FOR GOD AND COUNTRY WE ASSOCIATE OURSELVES TOGETHER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; To maintain law and order; To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might; To promote peace and goodwill on earth; To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our mutual helpfulness.


Copyright © 2016 • American Legion Post 22 • Federal Tax ID is 94-0280877


v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v v 
v
v
v
v
v


Easter Message 


 
On Monday, May 30th, 2016, we will join our Nation in observing Memorial Day.  It is a holiday in which the Nation takes the time to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country by giving their lives in battle or service.  We may have family cookouts or spend the day at Lodi Lake, but we should not forget those who have fallen protecting our freedoms here in America and abroad.   I had the opportunity a few years back to spend Memorial Day weekend in Washington DC where I had the opportunity to view the memorial at the Pentagon in remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks .  It is the custom of this country to construct memorials for tragic events, so the events that surround that tragedy are never forgotten.  In 2008 I traveled to Israel and I had the opportunity to visit the memorial for the Holocaust. The visit was very sobering, and hardly any visitors spoke a word the entire time at the memorial.  A memorial is to help us remember what happened, and for us to reflect on what those who died stood for and defended.
In the Christian Church, we have such a memorial each first day of the week when we observe the Lord’s Supper.   Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper on the night he was betrayed by one of the apostles and commanded His apostles to partake of it in remembrance of Him.  Jesus told His disciples that the bread represented His body, and the fruit of the vine was His blood that was shed for many (Mark 14:22-24).  The Lord’s Supper is our time to remember what Jesus did for us, and for us to clear our minds of all thoughts except His sacrifice.  Paul stated that in partaking of the Lord’s Supper “…you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Cor. 11:26).  We need to raise our kids with the understanding of how significant that sacrifice was, and that without it, there would be no hope in the world.  With Memorial Day just around the corner, it is a great opportunity to make sure that we all have not forgotten how great and mighty the hand of the Lord is and how His mercy has allowed us all to have a relationship with Him.  This Memorial Day would be a great time to explain to those around us the importance of this day for us as veterans and a good time to remember the significance of the Lord’s Supper for us as Christians.

Chaplain Chad



BACK TO TOP / HOME







American Legion, 320 N. Washington St., Lodi, CA 95240 
Website Builder