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Watkins Legion Memorial Day Program

• Prayers at five war memorials led by Fr. Jerome Naduvathaniyil 

• Commander Alvin Jungles presents 50- and 60-year certificates to Jim Donnay for 50 years and Ed Niesen for 60 years

• Mass led by Fr. Jerome and Fr. Gross

• “Taps” played by Maria Holdvogt and Andrew Schlangen 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Assemble for the parade at the Legion Post at 10:30 a.m. Parade lineup will be on the west side of the high school at 11:15. The parade will consist of the colors with guard, all veterans and members of the American Legion, POW-MIA Honor Guard, American Legion Auxiliary, Junior Auxiliary, Eden Valley Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts.

The parade will begin on Cossairt Avenue, west to State Street, and south to the Legion Park.

All servicemen and women who served at any time are asked to participate in the parade and program.

The public is invited to view the parade and take part in the program at the Legion Park at 
11:30 a.m.

Eden Valley Memorial Day Program

Monday, May 26, 2014

Assemble for the parade at the Legion Post at 10:30 a.m. Parade lineup will be on the west side of the high school at 11:15. The parade will consist of the colors with guard, all veterans and members of the American Legion, POW-MIA Honor Guard, American Legion Auxiliary, Junior Auxiliary, Eden Valley Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts.

The parade will begin on Cossairt Avenue, west to State Street, and south to the Legion Park.

All servicemen and women who served at any time are asked to participate in the parade and program.

The public is invited to view the parade and take part in the program at the Legion Park at
11:30 a.m.

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American Legion is 95

Happy 95th birthday to American Legions of the nation!

Purpose with action

The American Legion has become the most successful of all veterans’ organizations because it has combined a high purpose with resolute action.

The justification for the existence of any organized group is measured by what it stands for and what it does. In these two respects, the American Legion is tops. It is built around the ideal of the preservation of the free institutions of America.

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Johnson participates in Honor Flight

Robert J. Johnson was but a lad of 21 or 22, working in a hardware store in Sleepy Eye, when he joined the Army. W-100 1007---CopyHe was whisked off to basic training in Camp White, near Medford, Oregon, and would spend more than three years in the Infantry.

Bob was a radio operator, a Tech. Sgt. with the 91st. During World War II, the 91st Division was in France and Italy. “We marched all the way up Italy,” Bob said recently. The Division was much decorated in their campaigns.

 

Bob at Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C. 

 

 

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