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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
July 13, 2001, Meeting

The July 2001 meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter of the CASSAR was held in the Library of the Berylwood Officers Club on Friday, July 13, 2001. The meeting was called to order by Vice President John Bayles at 12:00 p.m. Following the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and SAR Pledge, members and guests adjourned to the buffet for lunch. Seven Compatriots were present: Vice President Bayles, Alan D. Buckley, Frank Budroe, Joseph Coffman, Robert Nedry, Ronald Risley, and Jay C. Wood. Two guests were present: Willette Budroe and Rosemarie Risley.

Following lunch, Vice President Bayles reconvened the meeting at 12:45 p.m. and proceeded immediately into the program, which was a presentation by Compatriot Budroe on his family ancestry.

In addition, Compatriot Risley reported on two matters of concern.  First, the U.S. Postal Service has commemorated the life of Mexican Marxist artist, Frida Kahlo, by issuing a stamp in her honor.  Compatriots were encouraged to contact their government representatives to protest this outrageous action.  Second, several public institutions, including the University of Washington and the New Hampshire State Legislature, have installed plaques honoring the "Abraham Lincoln Brigade."  These American volunteers were bankrolled by the Soviet government in the 1930s as part of Russia's intervention in the Spanish Civil War.  Compatriot Risley urged members to oppose any honoring of communists and communist fellow-travelers, like the Lincoln Brigade.

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After the SAR Recessional and Benediction, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.