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Haddonfield American Legion Post 38 to Attend LCOS

On Sunday, May 27, we will welcome 10-15 members of the Haddonfield American Legion Post 38. They will be here to attend our 10:30 Worship and represent their members in honoring their fallen comrades. Every year Post 38 pays for the Altar Flowers in memory of their fallen comrades.

Pastor Zschech will be providing an opening and closing prayer for the Memorial Day Services at the Haddonfield War Memorial on May 28. The Memorial Service begins approximately 20 minutes after the parade arrives at the high school, usually about 10:40 AM.

A word to our servicemen from Pastor Donald F. Irvin – April 10, 1945

Dear friend,

Unlike last Easter, there weren’t very many servicemen in church. Most of you are now scattered everywhere.
Letters reveal that George Palmer and Morrow Stough are with the Marines on Iwo Jima. From all reports it’s a miracle that anyone on Iwo Jima is still alive. Charles Schettler is home after two years in the Navy. Royce Jacobsen is home for a month after two years in the middle of the air battles over the continent. He has a purple heart. Bill Bischoff has also been awarded the bronze cross. With all the push in Germany, Bill was still able to write to Ernie Schroeder about baseball.

Over here we’re getting ready for V-E Day at the church with a service: one on the day that V-E Day is officially declared; another on the Sunday following. It seems that the celebration will be different this time from what is was in World War 1. Certainly it ought to be.

Certainly we’ll need “Marching Oders for a New Day”. Everything that you can do and that the church can do ought to be dedicated to a better world. Pierre van Passen writes that the New Day is “now”. Well, it will be now when we can get people to think along the thought and the hope that we have in the Good Book.

Next Easter, if you are all home, we’ll have to hold three services on Easter Day. I certainly will be glad to do it. Our white pews were unsatisfactory. The contractor took them out the week before Easter. We hope to have all the new ones before you get back. Things still aren’t right here even though more people are attending the services. For instance, no one has the heart for a father and son banquet like we used to have. The Judas tree beside the church is in full bloom, a month ahead of time. It used to bloom about the time we had that banquet. I always remember the gang standing outside waiting for the signal…

Yes, everyone is waiting…

Donald F. Irvin

American Legion Post 38 of Haddonfield and the Camden County Board of Freeholders Present: The 4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk Sunday, May 20, 9:00 AM at Cooper River

The proceeds of this event will give financial support for Veterans Haven in Winslow, NJ, a transitional facility for homeless/unemployed veterans. Prizes in eight age categories for the top three finishers. Pre-registration fee by May 11 – $25 per runner/walker. After May 11 – $30. Online registration available thru May 16 at www.camdencounty.com. Questions? Call Jon Batchelor.


This year the Sunday before Memorial Day is May 27th. The Altar Guild will be adorning the church with Red Geraniums. If you would like to donate a geranium in memory or in honor of a veteran or active duty person in our armed forces, please fill out the form below and enclose a check for $10.00, made payable to “LCOS Altar Guild”. Please mail the form to the church or place it in the Altar Guild mailbox by May 20th. If you put in a memorial please pick up a flower after the service.
Deadline for Ordering is May 20