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Commander Charlie Rathsack of American Legion Post 241 stands in front of the newly applied yellow ribbons which are placed in support of and in hopes of a safe return of our troops in Kuwait.KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION Indiana Chapter One

The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One will be April 12th at the American Legion Post 82 on Harris Road. Breakfast begins at 7am with the meeting starting at 9am promptly. Friends and spouses are welcome also as are new member prospects.

ATTENTION QUIET WARRIORS CHAPTER

We will be meeting this month at Atz's on Tillman Rd. Ft. Wayne on April 5th, at 11 a.m. in their back room. We also welcome any other Veterans who served in the Korean War to join us if they have a desire to meet other Veterans with similar experiences and share time with them. Feel free to bring your spouse or another friend along. All are welcome. For information call: (260) 747-0601

 

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2003 AMVETS, AMERICAN LEGION, S.A.L., OR AUXILIARY DUES?

THINKING ABOUT A LIFE MEMBERSHIP?

AMVETS-$150, LADIES AUXILIARY-$200, SONS of AmVets-$320 - get with your membership chairperson now!

AMERICAN LEGION POST 241

It's that time of year again - 2nd Nominations April 8th and vote May 10th.

The Memorial Day Parade Committee will be starting to put the program together in the next two months. We/Post #241 will be the Host Post this year.

Don't forget to pay your 2003 Membership dues. Only 2003 cards will be accepted at the bar.

 

COMING EVENTS - MAY- Scholarship information available for college and trade schools - Flag Burning (May 24th bratwurst after ceremony - Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2003.

Waynedale Daze will take place in Waynedale Park right after the parade.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POST #241 - YOU'RE ONLY 84 YEARS OLD - PARTY HELD MARCH 15

Ladies Auxiliary News

April 8th - 2nd and final nominations with elections on May 10th.

April 12th is the Children's Easter Party - signup slips need to be in by April 5th with one child per slip, please.

April 26th is the Membership Appreciation Party, bring a dish and join us for fun, food, and prizes.

S.A.L. (SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION) SQUADRON #241

April meeting will be on the 15th with 2nd and final nominations that evening.

NEW KITCHEN MENU LUNCHEON SPECIALS SERVED FROM 11AM TO 1PM

Food every evening: Monday-50-cent draft beer, Tuesday-Sliders, Wednesday-Wings, Thursday-Food Specials to be announced, Friday-Regular Friday Night Dinners – Fish & Shrimp and chicken, steak, or chops, Saturdays - FREE Hotdogs at 10am.

ATTENTION: Anyone wanting to join American Legion Post 241 or S.A.L. Sons of the American Legion Squadron #241 please see Ray McCune at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS, 2700 Lower Huntington Road for an application.

 

FLAG ETIQUETTE

(From 'Let's Be Right on Flag Etiquette')

Question: May a Flag patch be worn on a jacket?

Answer: No. According to the Code, only members of the military, firemen, policemen or patriotic organizations may wear a Flag patch on their uniform. Use of the Flag patch on costumes, athletic clothing, or casual wear is inappropriate.

Question: I watch TV and notice that some of the members of our armed forces are wearing the flag patch on the right shoulder but it seems to be reversed; the blue field is forward and on the flag's own right. Is this correct? If not, what is the correct way to wear a replica of the Flag as an arm patch?

Answer: By resolution, the Flag patch, when placed on an American Legion uniform, may be placed at the shoulder of either sleeve as long as the blue field is forward. Additionally, no emblem, name or patch shall be worn above the Flag patch on the same sleeve. The decision as to the sleeve on which the patch is to be worn is left to the judgment of the individual, Post or Color Guard involved. Now to get to the specifics of your question - As the provision of the Flag code does not specify how the Flag patch is to be worn, any other organizations may apply the Flag patch, as they deem appropriate. This includes members of the military, fire, police, or patriotic organizations. The Boy Scouts wear the flag on the right sleeve with the blue field to the rear or to the flag's own left side.

 

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)

 

TAPS:

O. Frank DiCola - WWII Army Veteran

Merlin A. Rice - Navy Veteran - American Legion Post 0064

Herbert C. Banet - WWII US Navy Veteran

Herbert M. Branning - Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post #241

 

POST 296 SELECTS ORATORICAL CONTEST WINNERS

4th District finalists in the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest pose for picture with Post 296 Commander, Larry Thiele and 4th District Commander, Ron Kiser. From left, finalists are 3rd place winner, Stephanie Fenstermaker from Northrop High School, Joel Casey from Bellmont High School, Kara Gremaux of New Haven High School, 2nd place Cory Stewart from Lakeland High School in 4th. Joel also won the Zone Contest and will go on to compete at the Department of Indiana Level next.

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