Commander’s Corner (April 2021)

SPRING IS IN THE AIR! It’s coming…and hopefully coming with it will be the beginning of the end to this Covid pandemic crisis as well.

We have all been working hard to attain the herd immunity that will get us beyond the pandemic. But with the fear or threat of Covid hanging around us and the worry of it all, we have  found ourselves living “half lives” in the process.

So now with the vaccinations numbers ever increasing and our moving into phase 3, it’s time for us to drop the worry (without totally abandoning masking and social distancing ) and use the uplifting spirit of Spring to guide us into actions that move us forward and on with our lives. Erma Bombeck said it best when she wrote, ”Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” Just as Daylight Saving has sprung our clocks forward, we too need to get off the Covid rocking chair and spring forward. We need to get our lives back, to get out and breathe the air again, to get on with the return to normal.

Your post has been moving into this return on several fronts: the tremendous efforts by Chef Kay and Co. in continuing to put out the monthly take out dinners is a prime example!  This service has helped the post keep the uncertainty of Covid at bay while maintaining a positive connection with members and friends alike!

We have not stopped there, however. Besides keeping the business meetings intact thru Zoom, there have been other ongoing post projects moving us forward as well. The damaged ceiling tile project has been completed, we have continued with the parking lot hillside cleanup and “tagger” wall maintenance efforts, and we are upgrading the Color/Honor Guard uniforms to a new and more appropriate look. But the most significant post effort to getting us back to normal is coming very soon. We are now moving forward with the return to in-person post meetings! As planned, it will happen starting with the upcoming April Business meeting. This is covered briefly in Quartermaster Rodenberger’s column with more specifics to follow soon. Perhaps sooner than later we will be seeing you at the post again.

So there you have it, we are moving on! As Bob Marley sang, “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

– Commander Joe Fitzgerald