Good evening;

As summer comes to a close and the nights become a little chilly, let us take a moment to remember the soldiers of the civil war.  I think their view of the changing weather that will end up in winter is perhaps a little different than ours.  We see the colors in the trees and the chance to wear fancy sweaters while they began to wonder where they would be when if first snowed.   Their wool uniforms began to feel good and many of them wished for the return of their overcoats that they left behind in the spring.

We meet monthly and enjoy a good meal; they oftentimes looked forward to a meal of hardtack.  The CSA soldiers probably looked forward without much enthusiasm to “good ole Georgia peas”.

Our program for September was a real winner.  We hope to see you in October for a very good program.

REFLECTING ON OUR SEPTEMBER SPEAKER AND AUTHOR, CRAIG SYMONDS by Tony Major

Ed Oeschele (L) and Warren Beach(R) present Craig Symonds

(Center) with a plaque in appreciation of his September talk.

There were 57 members and guests were on hand to welcome back Craig Symonds who gave an excellent talk on his new book, Operation Neptune: The ALLIED INVASION OF EUROPE AND THE D-DAY LANDINGS