A couple months ago, I got home from school and my mom was on the phone so I waited awhile to talk to her. Ten minutes go by and she finally gets off the phone and she calls me into the kitchen. When I got to the kitchen she was staring at me like I … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2021
What does it look like for the Boys?
I shared some pics from the viewpoint of the counselors yesterday. It’s been a challenge, but the fact that all the counselors are centralized has helped them do their work. For the Boy’s it’s different this year. Most of the work we are doing this week is done over Zoom. The day starts out each … Continue reading
It’s certainly different
Although things are certainly different this year, the boy’s are still getting the job done. For those of you not familiar with the program, the Citizens are assigned a notional city, county and political party. To start, at the city level, the parties (Nationalists and Federalists) nominate and elect a city level government (mayors, judges, … Continue reading
View from the trenches
I wanted to share some first impressions of what will be a very interesting week of virtual American Legion New York Boy’s State. Every year a very dedicate, hard working group of primarily Legionnaires volunteer to make NY Boy’s State happen. Seeing all the “old hands” and the “new faces” is always a highlight of … Continue reading
New York Boy’s State 2021 – Here we go!
We are days away from kicking off what will hopefully be the first and last virtual Boy’s State for New York’s American Legion Department. Although it’s disappointing not to be in person, we will make the best of it. There won’t be the flurry of activities, the marching and sports and music and other activities … Continue reading