The Sad Sacks

Coat of Arms symbology

The Bird - AMVET Eagle

Triangle - Means all are equal

The Lantern - Study for Good of Order

Tools - Work for Good of Order

Dog - Fight or Eat

Mule - Work or Play

Joker - Fun and Good Times

Bekka Pulla Itaualli - Always For Fun

Sad Sacks 2021-2022 State Officers

Saddest- Sandy Vorhies

Almost - Pat Rowley

Almost But Not Quite - Jay Hozinger

Feathers - Judy Bowen

Money-Bags - Steve Albery

Squire - Art Majors

Hoosegow - Mike Redmond

Worm - Sara Pierce

Cut-Up - Bill Noltner

Noseyest - Cathy Redmond

Wailer - Danni Harti

Solemnest - Lynn McCauley

Sacker - Cathy Argyle

History of the Sad Sacks

The National Sad Sacks were formed at the first National Convention in 1945 in Chicago, Ill. At the 2nd National Convention, the Sad Sacks held their first National Scrimmage. Joy Murry of Ohio held the office of National Sad Sacks first Worm. The second National Sad Sacks Scrimmage was held in Columbus when the National Convention was hosted here.

The original Sad Sacks National Anthem

To the tables down at the Deshler

To the place where AMVETS dwell

With their glasses raise on high

To the dear old Deshler Bar we love so well

Sing the SAD SACKS her assembled

With their glasses raised on high

And the magic of their singing casts its spell

Yes, the magic of their singing casts its spell

Yes, the magic of their singing of the songs we love so well

"Roll Me Over" "Lili Marlene" and the rest

We will serenade our buddies

Who have fallen and are gone

Then we'll pass and be forgotten with the rest.


We are poor SAD SACKS who have gone astray


Poor SAD SACKS who have lost our way


AMVETS funsters out on a spree

doomed from here to eternity

Lord, have mercey on such as we