Jesse W. Soby American Legion Post #148, Langhorne, PA

Jesse W. Soby American Legion Post #148, Langhorne, PA -

Commander’s Message 4th Quarter – 2016

The Jesse Soby Post will be sponsoring a Bob Hope USO reenactment show on Sunday December 4th at 2:30PM. The show will be held Maple Point Middle School and features actors portraying Bob Hope Phyllis Diller and others.



This show will be a great tribute to all veterans and the proceeds will benefit local veteran’s causes. Tickets are $ 25.00 each and can be purchased from our Post or contact John Rumsey at yesmur13 @ aol.com.

Our Post just completed officer elections for the 2016/2017 calendar year. The elections were held on June-24th during the regular monthly meeting and the results are as follows:

Robert Osterhout: Commander
Walter Davidson: Sr-Vice-Commander
Donald Minnick Jr-Vice-Commander
David Lowry: Adjutant
William Stout: Finance Officer
Joanne Elliott: Service Officer
Gene Enama: Chaplain
William Severns: Judge Advocate

The 97th annual Memorial Day Parade went off without a hitch and despite the threat of bad weather it was very well attended. The Honoree this year was our former commander Jim McAndrew. I would like to thank all the Legion, SAL and Auxiliary members who participated this year. A special thanks to our Sr-Vice Commander Walt Davidson and former Jr-Vice Commander Vince Muscato who did a great job as usual. Walt, Vince and the entire parade committee spend countless hours behind the scenes organizing every detail of the parade.

Robert Osterhout, Commander

Veterans Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11th

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Veterans Day is an official United States federal holiday that is observed annually on November 11th, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives while in service.

Join us in honoring all who served on this day.

Langhorne American Legion Veteran’s Day 5K – Sign Up Today

We are just over one month away from our First Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on November 14th.

If you or someone you know was thinking about participating, now’s the time to register. Form a team and participate in the name of a family member. We would love to see you all out there in support of our event. Please help to spread the word.

Purpose: To help raise funds for the benefit of Operation Comfort Warriors as well as other Veterans Charities.

Location: A fun local 5k race or a 1 mile fun run/walk through the beautiful neighborhood of Langhorne Borough

Awards: Top overall male/female race finishers and overall age group winners

Entry: 5k run – $30 early registration, and $35 after Labor Day, $25 all military with ID (one entry). 1 mile run/walk – $20 early registration, $25 after Labor Day, $10 children 12 and under

Amenities: Each registrant receives a commemorative T-shirt and refreshments. A water station will be provided on the course.

For more information and to register click here.

Miss Poppies 2015

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Jesse W. Soby American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148, Langhorne Little Miss Poppies 2015 are Dylana Marie Shearer of Langhorne and Olivia Ranay Wideman of Bristol.

Dylana is 9 years old and a 3rd grader at Herbert Hoover Elementary School. She is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Shearer of Langhorne.

Olivia is 6 years old and a 1st grader at Snyder Girotti Elementary School. She is the daughter of Karen Remer of Bristol and Darnell Wideman of Philadelphia.

Miss Poppies 2015 are Kalissa Jada Ruffin of Bristol and Avary Mae Shearer of Langhorne.

Kalissa is a 13 year old and a 7th grader at Snyder Girotti Middle School. She is the daughter of Karen Remer of Bristol and Braheem Ruffin of Philadelphia.

Avary is 12 years old and a 6th grader at Maple Point Middle School. She is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer
Shearer of Langhorne.

Olivia and Kalissa are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary under the service of their Great Grand Father Maurice Patrick Foley. The late Maurice Foley served in the US Army during the WWII era. Avary and Dylana are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary under the service of their Great Grand Father Ralph Edward Shearer II. The late Ralph Shearer served in the US Army during the WWII era.