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Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac"

Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac" The Scottish–American Military Society (SAMS) was founded as a non-profit veterans organization on April 12, 1981. Post 2 is a component of SAMS.

Operating as usual

02/10/2022

St. Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed until September 17, 2022 so nothing planned until Memorial Day.

Some photos from recent events
02/02/2022

Some photos from recent events

Saturday's Wreaths Across America turned out to be a nice day, myself and a few of my neighbors went along with an estim...
12/21/2021

Saturday's Wreaths Across America turned out to be a nice day, myself and a few of my neighbors went along with an estimated 40,000 volunteers to lay wreaths. I never carried a wreath so far before looking for an empty grave but we found some in section 11 after visiting an old friend and the memorial marker of my friend's uncle who was shot down over Vietnam in 1972.

Scottish Walk 2021, part 2
12/07/2021

Scottish Walk 2021, part 2

Great time at Scottish Walk 2021
12/07/2021

Great time at Scottish Walk 2021

12/02/2021

Scottish Walk update: A friend has offered her house as a gathering area, close to the elementary school, on South Royal St. Alexandria, VA (contact Chris Angell, Mark Wardlaw or Stacy Spadafora for the exact address if you plan to attend and march with us.

We’ll be there around 9ish. BRING CANDY!! Mark is bringing wagon, service flags, Christmas music and a “Scottish bulldog”. Muster after at the Fish Market on King St, 2nd floor.

11/29/2021

Wreaths across America Fundraising event has ended, we had 52 wreaths sponsored. Nine were sponsored by post members (Marianne, Stacy and Chris) and the remaining 43 were sponsored by Chris Angell's friends and family, which has netted $260 for the post. Thank you

Troops, 31 Wreaths have been sponsored so far, Five (5) were sponsored by SAMS Post 2 personnel and the 26 by my friends...
11/23/2021
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

Troops, 31 Wreaths have been sponsored so far, Five (5) were sponsored by SAMS Post 2 personnel and the 26 by my friends and family (most that don't even live here).

Wreaths Across America arent free, even if we help distribute them, they are all sponsored and they honor our dead. This program
helps our post pay for events, let's get on this. Pass it on to your friends and family and at least sponsor one wreath yourself.

Go to the following Group Page at WAA;

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/170086/Overview/?relatedId=14720

Click on;

"Sponsor Wreaths"

Select;

"number of wreaths to sponsor"

Select;

"Review my sponsorships"

Follow instructions to pay.

Post 2 will receive $5.00 of each $15.00 wreath Sponsored.

You have to have your purchases in by November 27th. of this year to get credit.

Christopher Angell
Cdr, SAMS Post 2 of the Potomac

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

Troops, 31 Wreaths have been sponsored so far, Five (5) were sponsored by SAMS Post 2 personnel and the 26 by my friends...
11/23/2021
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

Troops, 31 Wreaths have been sponsored so far, Five (5) were sponsored by SAMS Post 2 personnel and the 26 by my friends and family (most that don't even live here).

Wreaths Across America arent free, even if we help distribute them, they are all sponsored and they honor our dead. This program
helps our post pay for events, let's get on this. Pass it on to your friends and family and at least sponsor one wreath yourself.

Go to the following Group Page at WAA;

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/170086/Overview/?relatedId=14720

Click on;

"Sponsor Wreaths"

Select;

"number of wreaths to sponsor"

Select;

"Review my sponsorships"

Follow instructions to pay.

Post 2 will receive $5.00 of each $15.00 wreath Sponsored.

You have to have your purchases in by November 27th. of this year to get credit.

Christopher Angell
Cdr, SAMS Post 2 of the Potomac

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

The new Post 2 mascot, (her name is Coco), is ready to march in the Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk 12/4. Are you in?...
11/21/2021

The new Post 2 mascot, (her name is Coco), is ready to march in the Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk 12/4. Are you in? Let us know and get ready to celebrate the holidays!

Are you in?!?! Getting ready for the Annual Scottish Christmas Walk, Alexandria, VA on December 4th. Post 2 could use yo...
11/18/2021

Are you in?!?! Getting ready for the Annual Scottish Christmas Walk, Alexandria, VA on December 4th.
Post 2 could use your help in walking with us, handing out candy, shouting “Merry Christmas” and having a great time!
More info to follow, muster 0900, step off @ 1100.
That is all,….🇺🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎅🏻

Good Morning SAMS Post 2 of the Potomac and prospective members,I am reaching out to you to assist in a good cause and s...
11/17/2021
Check-out the Wreaths Across America Page that I Support!

Good Morning SAMS Post 2 of the Potomac and prospective members,

I am reaching out to you to assist in a good cause and support our post. Wreaths Across America has a program by which we can sponsor the purchase of wreaths for placement at Arlington National Cemetery. The post receives $5 for every wreath sponsored.

Go to the following Group Page at WAA;

https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/170086/Overview/?relatedId=14720

Click on;

"Sponsor Wreaths"



Select;

"number of wreaths to sponsor"



Select;

"Review my sponsorships"



Follow instructions to pay.



Post 2 will receive $5.00 of each $15.00 wreath Sponsored.



You have to have your purchases in by November 27th. of this year to get credit.



We need the funds to pay for our registration fees for various events such as Virginia Scottish Games $300, Scottish Walk $75, JROTC Scottish Achievement medals etc. which as of now are being paid out of pocket by members. I have submitted the post as a 501(c) which is pending and also involved a fee.

If we can get each member to sponsor 2 wreaths, this could seriously offset these costs. Please forward the link and instructions to your friends and family.

Thank You for your Patriotism and I hope to see many of you at Scottish Walk on December 4th, 2021.

Christopher Angell
Cdr, SAMS Post 2 of the Potomac

Wreaths Across America ("WAA") coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies every December to "Remember, Honor, and Teach" about the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. Please check out this page to learn how you can help by sponsoring Veterans Remembrance Wreaths or by joining us on Decembe...

Hats off to Chris Angell, post commander for Post 2!Participated in the Virginia Scottish Games and did quite well!
09/08/2021

Hats off to Chris Angell, post commander for Post 2!
Participated in the Virginia Scottish Games and did quite well!

Photos from Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac"'s post
09/04/2021

Photos from Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac"'s post

PC Chris Angell received this today from Prince George HS. Thanks for taking the lead on this, Chris!
07/13/2021

PC Chris Angell received this today from Prince George HS. Thanks for taking the lead on this, Chris!

Today, 0800 EST. Give a look and let’s plan a future visit. 🇺🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
05/31/2021

Today, 0800 EST. Give a look and let’s plan a future visit.
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Join us today at 1300 as we go live to commemorate another virtual Scottish American Memorial Day Service at the Call Memorial in Princes St Gardens.

05/28/2021
05/28/2021

Join us on Monday 31 May 2021 at 1300 hrs for our virtual service of Remembrance from "The Call" memorial in Edinburgh.

This memorial was donated by Scottish-Americans to honour Scots who had served in the First World War and shows a kilted infantryman looking towards Castle Rock.

Although we cannot be together in Princess Street Gardens this year we can gather in spirit online to say thank you and pay our respects.

Photos from US Army Military District of Washington's post
05/08/2021

Photos from US Army Military District of Washington's post

WWI Memorial DC. Almost complete, gotta add a Saltire wreath, Bill Wolf
04/25/2021

WWI Memorial DC. Almost complete, gotta add a Saltire wreath, Bill Wolf

04/22/2021

How proud we are of every single person who has answered the call to serve our Country and to also step up to help others across the world. These 7 wars represent much service and sacrifice and loss of precious lives. If you would be interested in any of these 14 inch round USA-made metal tribute plaques from WWI to the present conflict or if you would like the full set to display on a wall, please contact us Pin-Ups For Vets: [email protected]

SAMS Post # 1739
01/06/2021

SAMS Post # 1739

With heavy hearts, we are sadden to report that Post 1739 Adj Bill Irwin passed away yesterday in a car accident near his home. Bill was a great leader, a veteran of the Marine Corp, and worked with the Army as a civilian at Carlisle PA which he just recently retired from. He was a charter member and co founder of SAMS post 1739. We will miss Bill very much. He leaves behind Ann his wife. more details forth coming.

Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac"'s cover photo
11/25/2020

Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac"'s cover photo

US Army Military District of Washington
09/03/2020

US Army Military District of Washington

#VictoryOverJapanDay, commonly known as #VJDay, signifies Japan's signing of an unconditional surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay and the official ending of World War II.

Today, service members from the National Capital Region remember those veterans who answered the call to defend our Nation and its freedom.

(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Nicholas T. Holmes)

Naval History & Heritage Command
07/20/2020

Naval History & Heritage Command

#​OTD​ - July 18, 1792—Continental Navy Capt. John Paul Jones dies in Paris, France. A legend during the American Revolution, Jones argues for Congress establishing a United States Navy. When Congress failed to do so, the unemployed captain found work as a rear admiral in the Russian navy for several years, but eventually returned to France, where he later died.

More than a century later, his body is discovered, exhumed, brought back to the United States under huge fanfare and reburied in a magnificent sarcophagus at the United States Naval Academy.

05/25/2020
Poppyscotland

Poppyscotland

Welcome to the 86th Scottish American Memorial Day and Legion Scotland's virtual service of remembrance, from Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. “The Call” memorial was erected in 1927 and funded by Americans of Scottish descent who wished to recognise the bravery and sacrifice of Scottish Soldiers during the First World War. The Service is led by the Reverend Peter Sutton, Minister of The Parish Church of St. Cuthbert #LestWeForget

One man color guard today. Stay safe and plan for a larger “gathering” next year!
05/24/2020

One man color guard today. Stay safe and plan for a larger “gathering” next year!

Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac"'s cover photo
05/22/2020

Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac"'s cover photo

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On September 11, 2021, SAMS Ft. McHenry Post 1814 and Post 2 of the Potomac, collaborated to provide the opening colors ceremony and Armed Forces Tribute for the Camaro Club of Maryland's car show. This is the link to the YouTube Video posted by the Camaro Club. https://youtu.be/FrFO4q6SokE We are mostly featured I the first few minutes. Special thanks and shout out to Post 1814 members, Bruce Dull, John Gordon, Dave Ricklis, Bill Morice, Harriett Dull, Jack Polk, Gary Neal. A very special shout out and thank you to members of Post 2, Chris Angell, Mark Wardlaw, Bill and Marianne Elliott and Kevin Whalen for your cooperation and collaboration. I would like to thank Mark Wardlaw of Post 2 for filling in for me as Color Sgt. And organizer of the Flag details while I attended other duties. Mark did a great job organizing and executing the various evolutions of the Colors. In addition, Mark and his beautiful bride Rhonda, hosted a get together with the finest of food at their home afterwards. Mark and Rhonda always get the very highest of marks as Host and Hostess. Thank you again. Thank you all for your service to our country and your assistance with the program. Thank you to David Via and Bill Via of the Camaro Club for the invitation and opportunity to honor our Veterans.
Gary ad Danielle Neal are members of Post 1814 Baltimore. Gary is one of the 4 founding members. They are both Life Members of SAMS National. They can use our help. Danielle is Wheelchair Bound and on Oxygen. Any help is appreciated.
Presidents of Clans Murray, Wardlaw, Elliot,and Hay marching in the Bowie Maryland Memorial Day Parade with the Scottish-American Military Society Post 2 "Post of the Potomac"
ONLY 4 tickets left for SAMS Post 1814's Burns Night Dinner February 2 5:30 to 9:30pm, Bowman's Restaurant, 9306 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD 21234. $35.00. Message me for details. We can use all the support the Communities can provide.
My brother,Jock Mcgregor,died young in the service leaving a wife and two children.My great grandfather,John Mcgregor,died young in the service leaving a wife and two children.Amazing how these lives paralled. I have missed them both terribly even though I never knew John.Always trying to find John's Scottish ancestors or living relatives.Carolyn Mc Gregor Pettis
Post 2 party!
SAMS Post 1814 can use your assistance in providing wreaths for graves at Baltimore National Cemetery, Aberdeen Veteran's cemetery, Arlington National cemetery or Normandy American Cemetery in Normandy. Our Post Goal is just 50 wreaths but sadly we are only at 13 with 2 and a half weeks to go. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE,,, Visit the site below and sponsor a wreath today.
This is Collin MacDonald, one of your newest member, could somebody post the British Jacket that is authorized as indicated in the Uniform Regulations. Thanks.
What is the red and white flag with the gold star?
A friend of mine, another pastor, lost her veteran husband earlier this week by taking his own life. Make the call if you are contemplating su***de.