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December 28, 2012

Post #59 hosts BSA Troop 780 - Eagle Court Of Honor for Alan Agosto

Alan Agosto Eagle Court Of Honor at American Legion Post #59

L-R: Alan Agosto, Betty Agosto (Mother), Alex Agosto (Father), Anthony
Agosto (Brother) & Mac McNamara (Troop Committee Chairman)

American Legion Post 59 Dunn had the privilege of hosting the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Alan Matthew Agosto at the Legion home in Dunn.

American Legion Post Commander John E. McNamara and former Troop 780 Committe Chairman said, "I am proud, the Legion is proud" and extended a hearty welcome on behalf of Veteran members of Post 59 to those in attendance. The Commander expounded on the many ranks that Alan had to fulfill to reach his goal, he is a fine young man and I had the benefit of approving each one.

The call to order was turned over to District Officer Walter Honeycutt who called for the  presentation of Colors by the color Guards, 780 Eagle Scouts Sean McNamara, Jake Currin & Trey Joseph. Mike Currin Jakes Father then gave the invocation.

Honeycutt introduced the family and distinguished guests, Mayor Oscar Harris, Knights of the Neckerchief and Occoneechee Council board member Ernest Alphin.

Dunn Mayor Oscar Harris spoke on the courage, determination and physical stamina that goes into the years from Cub Scout to this level. He explained that roughly two percent achieve the goal of Eagle and they are respected throughout the community. He extolled a few accolades on the parents and leaders that make it all possible. Mayor Harris then read and presented Alan with a Dunn community plaque.

Troop Committee Chairman and former Scout Scoutmaster John (Mac) McNamara recipient of the Silver Beaver award was introduced as the next speaker. Mac is a Post 59 Legionnaire, the father of Eagle Scout Sean and the son of the American Legion Post 59 Commander. Being the Scout Master he shared many of the moments spent with Alan and troop 780 throughout their years. Mac also showed a ten minute 'Alan' slide show.

Honeycutt spoke on the History of the Eagle & Man. Fred Joseph, Eagle Scout Trey's father, was the voice of the Eagle. The Honor of reading the Eagle Charge leading to the Eagle Scout presentation was Alan's Brother Anthony Agosto a 780 Eagle Scout and currently in the Army returning from Iraq. Following the reading Anthony handed the pin to his Mother to officially pin on her son. Alan then pinned his mother turned and placed a tie tack on his father.

Following Alan's speech on the person he considered his mentor throughout his scouting carrier he chose and pinned his Dad to the applause and cheers of those present.

Ernest Alphin, Knights of the Neckerchief was the last presenter in sealing the Eagle Scout rank. Using a sword and touching each shoulder as Alan kneels, Ernest quotes special words over the Scout and then Alan receives his special colored Eagle Scout neckerchief as his crowning and final achievement. A lunch buffet was enjoyed by all following the beautiful ceremony and standing ovation. 



December 4, 2012

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 Holds Christmas Party

On December 4th, 2012 the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 held a business / Christmas party at the Western Sizzlin Steak House in Dunn, NC.  President Louise Gagich presided over the meeting.



November 3, 2012

Post #59 - Well represented at the 14th Anuual Cotton Festival

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 - 2012 Christmas Party

L-R: James Holder (Oratorical Chair), John E. McNamara (Commander), Eric Sinclair (Past Department Commander)




July 17, 2012

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