6483 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134
Welcome to
Joseph J. Jacubic
Post #572
"For God and Country"
Post Newsletter
“For God and Country”
The American Legion, Joseph J. Jacubic Post 572
6483 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134

Commander-Tony Kessler 440-263-0507; 1st Vice Commander-Joseph Ruland 281-4955
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader 216-470-2579; Chaplain-Art Wesley 440-888-2922
Service Officer-Barbara Hensley-Lawson 440-752-8315; Adjutant-Jerry Bucchioni 216-408-5715

Post Home: (440) 845-0572                  Web Site alpost572.0rg                     Hall Rental (440) 845-6599
Email: alpost572@yahoo.com or alposthall572@yahoo.com

June 2018
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
June 4th (Monday)
June 11th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting (
Installation of Officers)
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
July 2nd (Monday)
ly 9th (Monday)

June 18th (Monday)
June 18th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business  Meeting

S.A.L. Squadron Meeting
A.L.R. Regular Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.

7:30 PM
After SAL Meeting
Thursday June 14th
Flag Day Retirement Ceremony
6:00 PM
Saturday June 16th
A.L.R. Torpedo Run to The USS Cod
Saturday July 28th
S.A.L. Post Steakroast
Sunday August 12th
Post Family Picniic
Noon - 6:00 PM

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.


Monday - Thursday - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - 11:00AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday - 11:00 AM - Midnight
Sunday - Noon - 6:00 PM

Every Tuesday is Sandys Taco Night in The Canteen
Homemade Shells - Build Your Own - $2.00

THURSDAYS:  Weekly drawing, 50/50’s.  $$$.  
FRIDAYS:  Every Other Week Drawing
WEDNESDAYS - Split The Pot Drawing (after 100 tickets are sold)

Pool table, Dart Board, Video game machines,
Touch Tunes Juke Box

Lottery, Keno, Raffle Machines & Instant Bingo

Good food and drinks at reasonable prices.  Come join your fellow members!  Bring your
family and friends.

Please Donate Your Old Clothes and Deposit items
in the Recycle Box Located in the Parking Lot
            Notice:  Last mailed Newsletter will be the July 2018 issue.  Will continue to be available on the website.
Send your email address to alpost572@yahoo.com to receive newsletters electronically.

Commander’s Comments: June 14th is Flag Day. It is also the day we “retire” flags that are no longer serviceable. Each year
we have a flag retirement ceremony at post 572 where we retire the flags honorably by burning. In a time where there is so
much disrespect to our flag, we encourage all members to attend this ceremony on June 14 at 6pm. The idea of an annual day
specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the
pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption
of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the
following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.  
Inspired by three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was
officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in
various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an
Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

1st Vice Commander:
I would like to thank the membership for the wonderful opportunity to serve as the 1st Vice of Post 572,
this will be my last newsletter.  Irwin Michel will take over as First Vice starting at the June Meeting.  I am confident he will do a
great job as your new First Vice.  The 2019 membership starts in July and he will have the membership cards ready to be
issued.  It would help a lot if you can renew early so I can work with him on getting new memberships to the post. The fastest
way to get your new card is to renew online.

Please welcome the following new members to the post Gene Dodaro, James Catalano, Chris Toth.

2nd Vice Commander:
Post elections were held at the May members meeting. Since I ran unopposed you have me as your
2nd Vice Commander for another year. June 14 is Flag Day. We will be holding a small ceremony again this year at 6pm in the
upper parking lot. June 18th there will be a ceremony at the USS Cod, please refer to the fliers posted in the canteen. Our
Post Picnic will be August 12th at the St. Sava Picnic Grove. I'll be looking for volunteers for all areas of the event. I will post a
signup sheet in the canteen in early July. Any questions please contact me directly at 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email:
secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com Thank you, John Rader

Chaplains Corner:
On the last episode of the TV show “The Office”, one of the characters said (and I paraphrase) “I wish
there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you actually left them.” I have had the privilege of serving as your
post chaplain for many years and I knew I was in the “good old days” during my tenure.  I am planning to retire in June and
relocating to Georgia to be closer to my family. As I begin this new episode in my life, I leave with very mixed emotions. I will
miss my chaplain duties, being a member of the Post Color Guard, and the comradeship with the members of the Post, but
glad to be nearer to my daughter, son in law and grandsons. I want to thank the current and past commanders who appointed
me to this prestigious position and all the members of Post 572 for their full support; it truly was an honor serving you. May our
Lord continue to bless Post 572 and God’s blessing to all!!!

Transferred to Post Everlasting:  JAMES L BORKOWSKI - Army -Vietnam, DENNIS W CEKAITIS - Navy - Vietnam
                                                                Gary Ludwig - Unknown

Terms to begin on June 11th; Commander Tony Kessler, 1st Vice Commander Erwin Michel,
2nd Vice Commander John Rader, Finance Officer Rich Rysh.  13th District Delegates begin on June 3rd; Commander Tony
Kessler, Adjutant Jerry Bucchioni, Mike Burk, Tom Raab, Joe Ruland, Past District Commanders; Dave Donaldson, Art Wesley,
Tom Wieczorek.  Department Convention; Commander Tony Kessler, Adjutant Jerry Bucchioni, Dave Donaldson, John Rader,
Ivette Vinickey, Alternate Mike Burk

FROM THE CANTEEN:  Our Canteen is in need of your help!  I will be putting a crew together and scheduling a clean- up
day.  Information will be posted soon for volunteers and what we will be doing.  Any help will be much appreciated!   With
Summer coming (at least we think it’s coming!)...everyone is busy with outside activities and vacations.  We invite you to be a
part of our Canteen and Post by stopping in, grabbing a bite, watching a game, relaxing with a beverage and saying Hello!  
The Canteen thanks you for your support and patronage as we are the best of the best!  

The Squadron brought back the “All You Can Eat Breakfast” and for two straight months it was a great success with a great
turnout! We had a full house! Keep an eye out for us to bring it back in the fall. You will not want to miss it!   On Saturday May
19th our SAL Squadron hosted a Steak Roast for this year’s SAL District Convention. We had a great event with many
compliments to our post! We showed well!!! Another thank-you goes out to all who volunteered and made this visiting event a
success. A SPECIAL thank you goes out to our very own Legionnaire John Rader who is always there for us! Keep an eye
out for the posting of our own annual SAL Squadron Steak Roast set for Saturday July 28th! Mark your calendars!  SAL
Members - Come to the meetings! The third Monday of every month @7:30 and learn more and be a part of the group! If you
ever need to contact me please don’t hesitate to call! Thank you, Dan Carter; SAL Commander (440)773-0863.    
American Legion Riders
Chapter 572
Parma, Ohio
Happy Spring!  Saturday June 16th is our first annual Riders Run supporting our USS Cod Torpedo Run.  All information is in
the Canteen to become a supporter.  We encourage anyone who would like to support this event to contact me at
216-789-9050 or catch up with me in the Canteen.  We are looking for volunteers to give us a hand with bakery and the after
party at the Post.  As always, we look forward to new members to help with our cause!  I always say...the road never
ends...and truly it doesn't.  Our work will never be done and always welcome new faces.  We have many runs, rides and
events on the calendar along with our Sunday Fundays!  All member information is in the Canteen!