December has arrived and we count down the days to the New Year. I for one wonder were has the time gone. With that in mind have you made your New Year resolution? Health, happiness and an attitude of being grateful in all things.
December has some remembrance to reflect upon;
December 7th was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Casualties from the surprise attack by the Japanese were estimated at 2,335 with over 1,700 coming from the USS Arizona alone.
The 382nd Birthday of the United States National Guard originated in 1636. Over the years, centuries, the National Guard has played a vital role in our military heritage and traditions.
The Midway Route Cards are being finalized with State Coordinators then will go to print for the route itinerary and leadership use.
Numerous positions remain to be filled in the Platoons, Fuel and Staging Crews. If you are interested in being of service, send your brief RFTW history to demonstrate your experience. We will take your request under consideration.
In closing, please read the President’s November message posted to the website. We are grateful for his leadership and insight to sustaining RFTW. Remember, it’s “Our Duty to Remember.”
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Glenn “Wombat” Waggoner Jr.
2019 Midway Route Coordinator