I always introduce Britt as the son-in-law of Nolan (Dude) Northcutt. This way they know that he is a good man, and we get off to a good start. Britt is being awarded the Commander's Eagle Award for his outstanding services provided to Post 279 and to our Veterans in the Woodbury Nursing Home.
Britt visits the nursing home several times each week. He knows all of the 12 veterans by name and visits each one during his visits. Britt has also started a special program where our Legionnaires as a group go on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All of the Veterans are brought to a large conferrence room, where they participate in prayer, our pledge to our Flag, the telling of war stories and their experiences. Britt also ensures that the Veterans present have plenty of treats and soft drinks. Chaplain Knox has designed a special photo board which has a photo of each Veteran, where he served, when he served, and what service branch and unit he was with. Each Veteran received a special certificate in Honor of their of their service to our country.
Martin Tocholke received the Commander's Eagle Award for Outstanding Service to Post 279 and to our Veterans, our youth, and our community. Martin has proven that he is a man of many talents. I don't believe that there is a job too tough or too demanding, that he couldn't handle with the greatest of ease. And when the job assigned is completed, there is always that winning smile.
Colonel Jim Stone