Gautier Vancleave Post 1992, American Legion, Inc.

June was a busy month for the La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux Voiture 1411 of Jackson County Mississippi.

Voiture 1411 and American Legion Post 160 hosted two major events for the La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux (Forty & Eight) this month. The Department Office for the State of Mississippi or Grand Du Mississippi held there annual Grand Promenade the weekend of June 12 with the Grand Cabane of Mississippi. Along with electing new officers for the coming year. 4 new members were initiated into the 40/8 with great fan fare and fun for all. On Monday the 22 Voiture 1411 Pascagoula in its regular meeting elected new officers to lead Voiture 1411 through 2010.

On FRI. 24 JUL @ 6:30 PM local Voitures from across the Gulf Coast will come together for a Promenade and install new Voiture officers for the coming year. All Gulf Coast Voitures are invited to attend, please contact Stan Cantrell with estimated numbers of attendees. The promenade will be held again at American Legion Post 160 in Pascagoula. Please call 228-497-6410 to turn in your Voiture numbers and head count.

La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux is an independent, by invitation, honor organization of male and female U. S. veterans, more commonly known as the Forty & Eight. The Forty & Eight is committed to charitable and patriotic aims. Our purpose is to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, to promote the well being of veterans and their widows and orphans, and to actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which include programs that promote child welfare and nurse's training.

La Societe de Femme is a fraternal organization composed of female members 18 years of age or older and membership qualifications shall be in the manner specified in the Nationale Constitution.. When called upon by the 40 et 8 La Femmes strive to aid and support the 40&8 in their many lustrous programs. These programs are charitable and patriotic, and always hold the best interest of the public, including many times the youngest citizens in mind.

Stan Cantrell