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It is our great honor to host the 54th Annual Sixth District Americanism Recognition Banquet.
We cordially invite all Legionnaires, Legion Auxiliary Members, Sons of the American Legion, Legion Riders and their guests to join us for an evening of celebration in honoring those recognized for their selfless dedication to "Americanism".
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at La Sure’s Hall in Oshkosh. Social begins at 5:00 p.m. with the opening ceremonies starting at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Banquet seating is by advance reservation only. The cost is $21.00 per person and reservation requests must be received by February 3, 2017. Please use the attached reservation form. Include a contact name, telephone number and Post # on the form. Your tickets will be available for pick-up at the door.
La Sure’s is located south of Hwy 44 at 3125 South Washburn St., Oshkosh (next to the Outlet Mall). Their phone number is 920-651-0796. Rooms have been blocked under The American Legion at Hawthorn Inn & Suites at a reduced rate of $109.00 plus tax. Hawthorn Inn & Suites is connected to La Sure’s however it is a separate business. They can be reached at 920-303-1133. Rooms will be held until January 11, 2017.
David J. Steinert
6th District Americanism Chairman
January 6, 2017
Last night I had the privilege of attending a Post meeting in Chilton. While they did not have a lot of members present (probably due to the -4 degree temperature), they did get a lot accomplished. It started with a nice meal with the Auxiliary and then separate meetings. One issue really stood out to me. That was the flag of our nation and respect they have for it. They seemed to know of every flag on every building in the city as well as other locations were it was displayed. They discussed the care of tattered flags, flags wrapped tightly around the pole, and flags that needed to be posted at different areas around town. They discussed the cooperation of the city in replacing worn out flags and how they would replace them if needed. This is all something we take for granted and often overlook its importance.
I challenge each and everyone of you to not only promote the proper use and display of our flag but keep a keen eye open for unserviceable flags. It may just take a simple note to the owner or dropping off a new flag. This is the flag of our country. The flag we all fought for. Thank you Post 125 for reopening my eyes. I am off to Menards to get a flag for a residence down the road from me.
Todd J. Braun
6th District Commander
American Legion Past National Commander Dale Barnett talks about why membership is important, why every member should be recruiting new members, and what tools are available to help with that process.
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