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American Legion Post holds meeting

Mar 14, 2013

Post 29 American Legion of Washington met at its regular scheduled time with Robert Kennedy commanding.

Jim Peterson, adjutant, reported on the financial condition and of membership numbers. One member, Tom English passed away. Wendel Guy, reported on two military services the post has provided the past month.

Lonny Milligan, fundraising chair, spoke of activities forthcoming at which a food stand will be operating. These include four cruise nights, sale barn and fly-in breakfast. A major project was announced and that the post will be providing comfort items to an Army Reserve unit from Des Moines recently deployed to Afghanistan.

March 23 at 10:30 a.m. is the date and time of the dedication of the U.S. Constitution which has been installed in the courthouse lobby.

Also there are to date 756 names on the tribute wall at the local veterans memorial.

Samantha Ellingson, high school senior, presented the program with accompanying slides of her trip to Washington, D.C., last fall. She was the youngest member of the Honor Flight which took Washington area World War II and Korean War veterans to see memorials there. She was a caretaker of one of the veterans.

Area veterans are encouraged to be guests at American Legion meetings held the second Tuesday of the month at the Blair House.

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