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BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR WWII VETS WHO RECEIVED COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE OR COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE

World War II veterans who earned the Arm's Combat Infantry Badge or the Combat Medical Badge are eligible to receive the Bronze Star Medal. Army Regulations 680-8-22 states that the award of either of these badges is considered a citation in orders of documentary evidence of exemplary conduct in ground combat against an armed enemy prior to 1 July 1947. Executive Order 9419 dated February 4, 1944, which was superseded by Executive Order 11046 dated August 24, 1962, established the BSM for certain heroic or meritorious achievement actions after December 6, 1941, so a CIB or CMB earned before July 1, 1947 qualifies the individual for a Bronze Star Medal. Contact the Allen County Veterans Services Officer-George Jarboe, at (260)449-7861 for assistance in obtaining this award.

MILITARY PERSONNEL & FAMILIES INVITED TO "RED, WHITE, AND ZOO DAY"

Members of the United States Military and their families are invited to enjoy a free day at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo on Saturday, August 2, 2003 for "Red, White, and Zoo Day."

Anyone showing a Military ID, active or retired, will be granted 4 free admissions to the zoo on August 2. The offer applies whether the service member is present or away on duty. "We're pleased to provide this opportunity to the men and women of our military, and to those who support them while they're away on duty," says Zoo Director Jim Anderson. "We hope these families enjoy a wonderful day at the zoo."

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is open every day from 9am to 5pm until October 12. Admission is $6.50 for adults, and $4.50 for children ages 2-14 and seniors over age 60. Children under age 2 are admitted free.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #160

1122 N. Main Street, Roanoke
FRIDAY LUNCHEON SPECIALS ARE SERVED FROM: 11am to 1pm
August 1 - Taco Potatoes
August 8 - Chicken Kiev, mashed potatoes, corn
August 15 - Ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, corn
August 22 - Garbage Can Cookout by the famous Gomer & Gloria (no lunch special)
August 29 - Chicken Wings, French fries, slaw

Commander's Notes: We accomplished something this year that we have not done for awhile - over 100% membership renewal! Great job everyone! With the new legion year here let's make it a Great One. Let's get our new dues paid, let's all pitch in, let's hear some suggestions - it's everyone's Post, and let's make this year a Great One! - Commander Bill

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE

The monthly meeting of the KWVAC1 will be held on August 9th, 2003 at the American Legion Post 82 on Harris Road. Meeting begins promptly at 9am with breakfast and social hour beginning at 7am. All Korean War Veterans and their spouses and friends are invited to come. For more information call 260-485-7627.

AMVET POST 33

KARAOKE AT POST #33
Come on down to the Post on Thursday Nights and sing & dance with J&R Karaoke from 7:30pm to 11:30pm - Eat Coney Dogs for 75 cents.
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS
Friday night dinners are done till September
PICNIC
Post Picnic - Sunday, August 24, 2003.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 241

FAMILY FESTIVAL - AUGUST 17, 2003 - 12NOON TO 6PM - POST OPEN TO PUBLIC
Titanic Slide, Crab Races, Clowns, Refreshments, Caricatures by Darlene, Children's Games - Door Prizes, Entertainment: Three Commanders From Indianapolis, Bright Eyes Catering, Chicken & Center Cut Pork Tenderloin, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw & Roll - Adults $6, Children (12 & under $3).
New Weekly Kitchen Menu Luncheon Specials Served From 11am to 1pm

"Stop in and have one of Becky Gibson's "Home Cooked" and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday."

Food every evening: Monday-50-cent Draft beer, Tuesday-Sliders, Wednesday-Wings, Thursday-Food Specials to be announced, Friday-Regular

AMERICAN FLAG QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Taken from OUR AMERICAN FLAG - Compliments of State Senator Charles "Bud" Meeks.

Question: How do you 'fly' a flag at half-staff?

Answer: When flown at half-staff, the American flag should first be hoisted to the peak for an instant, then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should then be raised again to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

Question: When should our flag be flown at half-mast?

Answer: On Memorial Day, the flag should be displayed at half-mast only until noon, then raised to the top of the pole. The flag is to be flown half-staff all day on the following dates: Pearl Harbor Day-December 7th; Peace Officers Memorial Day-May 15; and Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27. Recently the President of the United States ordered the flag to be flown at half-mast on Wednesday, July 30, 2003, the day Bob Hope was buried.

NOTE: IF ANY UNIT, LEGION, AMVET, BOY SCOUT, GIRL SCOUT, CUB SCOUT, ETC. IS COLLECTING AMERICAN FLAGS AND HOLDING A FLAG DISPOSAL CEREMONY, LET US KNOW AND WE'LL PUBLISH THE DETAILS IN THE WAYNEDALE NEWS.

AMERICAN LEGION ELIGIBILITY DATES:

WW1 4-6-17 to 11-11-18
WW2 12-7-41 to 12-31-46
Korea 6-25-50 to 1-31-55
Vietnam 2-28-61 to 5-7-75
Lebanon/Grenada 8-24-82 to 7-31-84
Panama 12-20-89 to 7-31-84
Desert Storm 8-2-90 to (Close date pending)
"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

TAPS:

Bob Hope (1903-2003) - AMERICAN ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINER - The US NAVY, US MARINE CORPS, US COAST GUARD, US AIR FORCE, and the US ARMY VETERANS salute you! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES BOB!

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