Post 29 American legion met with Wayne Brock commanding. Jim Peterson, adjutant, reported on finances and membership renewals.
One member, Carl Cummings has passed away since the last meeting. Randy Boileau was commended for his promptness for attending to two Honor Guard members who succumbed to the heat at a graveside service last week. Newest members are Ted Griffith and Don Nicholson. First District Commander Bob Kennedy reported on membership progress. Sons of the American Legion Mike Sypherd invited all to attend the all veterans picnic to be held at Marr Park at 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14. Meat and drinks furnished. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Family members are welcomed. Wendel Guy, Honor Guard chairman, reported on recent funeral services the Post has provided and that some funding has been received for the post's expenses from the state. Members who sold poppies were recognized with a certificate.
Speaker for the evening was Cara Pickins from Kirkwood Community College. Cara told how the new regional center is progressing, being built across the street from the All Veterans Memorial. She spoke of veterans, both able and disabled, who are attending classes at reduced rates and of the many other benefits which are available to them.
Dan McClure was recently appointed to the office of National Chaplain. He is still holding office as State Chaplain. Dan has over 40 years service in the Army and has held every rank from private to full colonel.
Area veterans are invited to attend meetings held each second Tuesday evening at the Blair House, at 205 E. Washington St.