American Legion Auxiliary members lunch at Hobson Senior Center

Following lunch with members of the Hobson Senior Center, American Legion Auxiliary #76 held its meeting with Second Vice President Nell Blair assisted by Chaplain Denice Raines conducting the meeting. 

Members Rosalie Bruchez, Denice , Irene Welch and Joyce Turner, assisted by John Skarda, had prepared Philbrook Cemetery for mowing and Audrey Miller did Utica Cemetery. A request was made that we no longer do this in the future. 

Poppy Day results were heard with over $600 being collected by volunteers Audrey Miller at Eddies Corner, and at cemeteries during the American Legion services. Joyce Turner was at Moccasin, Becky Mattix and Mae Rosman at Moore, Nell Blair, Rosalie Bruchez and Becky at Philbrook and Mae Rosman at Utica. Many joined Legionnaires and friends for dinner at the Oxen Yoke.

It was called to our attention that the United States flags on some veterans’ graves were missing or tattered. Nell and Rosalie will update these flags.

Members reported they had attended the recent Food Handling Workshop. A moment of silence was held for our recently deceased member Donna Gottlob.

Members wishing to receive information about the Department  and National Conventions are to contact Mae. Our next meeting will be a fall luncheon on Sept.12 -- more details will be announced later.

Members had brought cookies to the meeting and “canteens” were made for the local WWII veterans and Korean veterans. Signed cards thanking them for serving our country were sent to those not close by. Our Post’s WWII veterans are Russ Hodge, Joe Murray, Whitey Rosman, Myron Stratton and Walter Waite. Korean veterans are Cliff Blair, Lear Flanagan, Kjell Hoelstad, Gene Hutchinson, Louie Loader,  LeRoy Miller, Tony Penak, Jim Reighard, Ken Rosman, Dick Swanz, George Trask, Ray Valentine, Irene Welch, and  Jack Wright.  We also remember our Children of the Military family.

 

Flag Day enlightening

The American Legion Auxiliary would like to compliment Hobson and surrounding communities for observing Flag Day. It is so enlightening to see our parade of flags on the Hobson boulevard and at  businesses and residences, not only on Flag Day but on other patriotic days, too, with some flying the flag daily. Now with solar lights, it is so much easier to have our United States flag illuminated during the night. Thank you all for showing  your patriotism.   

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