The LAST MAN STANDING auction to benefit the Resurrecting Lives Foundation was held on Saturday September 14, 2014. In 1950, 78 war veterans of AmVets Post 26 started a Last Man Standing Club. The last man standing would receive as his prize a bottle of whisky. The remaining two WWII members of the LAST MAN STANDING Club, who founded AMVETS Post #26 in 1950, raffled off “shots” of that prized bottle of whiskey, that had been aging in the hall for the last 64 years. THANKS to our very wonderful friends, of which there were only about 100 present, we raised $5800 last night in an event for the Foundation.
On this night we also learned from a very spry 90 yr. old former FLYING TIGER code breaker, founder of the Amvets Post, that in their bylaws, written in 1950, the Last Man Standing meetings were to take place once/year, on the Saturday following Sept. 11th. A twist of fate that would tie the veterans of Post 26 to Resurrecting Lives together, 64 years later.