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
The Ohio Sad Sacks hold fundraisers at all conventions and conferences called Scrimmages. They start at odd times and last for an odd amount of minutes.
All funds raised from these scrimmages go towards the Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship fund is the oldest run program of the Sad Sacks.
Thousands of scholarships have been awarded nationwide since the start of the program, helping many men and women break into the nursing profession.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Scholarships are awarded each Spring.
Sad Sacks 2022-2023 State Officers
Saddest- Pat Rowley
Almost - Sara Pierce
Almost But Not Quite - Kim Ardrey
Feathers - Cathy Argyle
Money-Bags - Steve Albery
Squire - Art Majors
Hoosegow - Cecile Ardrey
Worm - Sam Pierce
Cut-Up - Bill Noltner
Noseyest - Cathy Redmond
Wailer - Danni Harti
Solemnest - Lynn McCauley
Sacker - Sandy Vorhies
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
SAD SAD SAD
Poor SAD SACKS who have lost our way
SAD SAD SAD
AMVETS funsters out on a spree
doomed from here to eternity
Lord, have mercy on such as we
SAD SAD SAD
Gathering of Sad Sacks at their first National Scrimmage in 1946.