Cynthia and I would like to thank everyone who made the trip to Frankenmuth, MI. Bob and Connie Basner put together a great event, and it’s always great to see old friends and make new ones. With the health scare of both my Mother and Mother in Law, along with the loss of members of our band of Brothers and Sisters this past year, Cynthia and I ask that we all reach out to family, friends, and Comrades in Arms and tell them we are thinking of them and their families. Wish them a Happy Holiday and have a meaningful conversation, it might be the last holiday you will be able to have that significant exchange. Membership is still my biggest concern; we don’t appear to be making leaps and bounds from year to year. For the association to have longevity we must be a multi-battalion, multi-generation organization. We are making small gains, but I believe we can do better. Take this coming year and reach out to others you have served with and try to get them on board. Don’t forget your membership dues for 2020 are due in January. Cynthia and I look forward to seeing everyone at Salem, MA 8-12 July 2020, hosted this year by Richard and Nancy Cavanaugh.