Freedom thrives on people helping each other
• No update this week on Freedom Oklahoma Hatch-Vincent Post #63
August 6, 2020
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our ability to research and collaborate was placed on hold for the week so there is no update on the legion history. However, I took some time to read a book about Freedom written by our own departed John Cable.
Helping Each Other
“The Freedom community was created out of nothing by people who could turn their hand to most of the things that needed doing back then. The early families took care of one another and the feeling was that there were not enough good families around and the community couldn't afford to lose one another. Everyone was needed to continue building and keeping the city successfully functioning.”
These words ring true even now. Freedom, Oklahoma, is a gem with a rich history and a bright future because of community teamwork and businesses and organizations that have kept the way of life going strong. People are drawn to this area and its history, and come from all over to visit, see and learn.
Freedom's Hatch-Vincent Post #63 has grown in membership over the past few months and has also begun working on an initiative that will take place in June of 2021 bringing veterans and their families to town to learn more about resources and camaraderie in the northwestern area of Oklahoma, hopefully bringing family interests into becoming a more permanent part of the community. As legion commander it is my responsibility to continue to build a team of willing veterans that are strong and interested in seeing the community of Freedom grow. With the backing of our strong auxiliary and the town's population, the community will survive and thrive.
I cannot thank everyone enough for the teamwork and support that we are seeing at the Hatch-Vincent post, from the city assisting with the upkeep on the memorial at the park, and Hummel Water Well Services donating the use of their bucket truck so we could paint the flag poles on Main Street, to the chamber of commerce including our post for exposure working the gate this year at the Freedom rodeo. A great many donations were made for the legion from grocery runs during the COVID pandemic from members of the community as well.