2018 12 24 Merry Christmas, Midwinter, Wreaths
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Merry Christmas, Midwinter, Wreaths

In this issue:

Detachment Commander Christopher Sherman reminds us to remember our troops

Midwinter Conference Fun!!


Whether a Legionnaire, Veteran or just a fan of good music, come join The American Legion on Saturday January 19, 2019 for a good time. To register go to http://bit.ly/19_MW to register. You can attend the banquet (which includes the concert) or just the concert.

Fans fell in love with Michigan native and former Marine, Josh Gracin, upon his ascension onto the Country charts in 2004 with “I Want To Live.” The hits came in short order for Gracin – the chart-topper “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Stay With Me (Brass Bed),” and “We Weren’t Crazy” all hit high on the Billboard charts. with the release of his new single, “Good For You,” Gracin is back on Country Radio – a format that has been very good to him – alongside the digital service providers that were treated him well on his last digital release “Nothin’ Like Us.” The release is a partnership between Reviver (David Lee Murphy, Michael Tyler, Tenille Arts) and his own Revel Road label. 


Midwinter Conference Info



JANUARY 18-20, 2019

NEW!  Post Adjutant’s Course
NEW! Digital Media Training
NEW! Service Officer Training
NEW! Legion, Auxiliary and S.A.L. Team Building
NEW! Camp Overview and Q & A
NEW! Post Commander’s Course
Funeral Honors
M-1 Garand Training
Historian Training
And More!

LEGION PROUD: 100 Year of WHY Banquet (Sat. 6:30 pm)
Commander Kostka with Featured Speaker Vietnam Veteran Dave Zien

2019 Winter DEC Call

2019 Winter DEC Agenda

Register Online Now OR Registration Form

Housing Form

Complete Conference Information


Wreaths Across America 2018

On Dec. 15, more than 500 volunteers including family and friends of the veterans buried there, placed 7,274 wreaths at the King, WI Veterans cemetery – one for every gravesite.
“Everybody said I was nuts and that this would never happen,” said Ray, District 8 Legion Riders president, a past two-term state ALR director and a member of Palmer-Ritchie-Thomas Post 153. “It’s so gratifying to see it done. To remember all these vets. It’s a dream come true.”

The National American Legion Media Division showed up and produced this beautiful video

See the video at https://www.facebook.com/americanlegionhq/videos/466601950411686/


Our Remaining Goals for 2018-2019

Detachment Commander Sherman outlined our goals for 2017-2018.  These goals are going to require all of us to work together to achieve them.
  • 105% Membership total.
  • Retain 85% or more of our current members.
  • Charter or reactivate 5 squadrons
  • Raise $1.00 per member for the Child Welfare Foundation
  • Raise $1.00 per member for the GI Josh Dog Program
  • Continue to support our veterans, and our communities
Commander Sherman has every confidence in us to do this!

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Proud Possessors of a Priceless Heritage

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