New sign and globes on the Memorial building
PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
For God and Country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend
the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one
hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars;
to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy
of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on
earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate
and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
We had our meeting Monday night with a low turn out but thought I would let you know about the 4th of July activities. The day will start off with the Ruck march for food for the food shelf. I have been contacted by Dave Robbins that he received a call from Steve Brooks with the American Legion National and he is interested in what he is doing for the Ruck March. Steve Brooks has hired someone to come and take photos of the event. If you would like to be around it starts at 9am the 4th at the Memorial Building and will be over by 11am.
At 3pm on the Tulip Toren the American Legion Post 89 will kick off the festivities. It will be a shorten version of our Memorial day program that was canceled this year. We will be reading the list of service members that passed away from May 2019 to May of 2020. After each name that is read we will ring the bell. Then we will have the flag folding and 3 round volleys and playing of Taps.
At 6pm the parade starts and we will have our float in it. All welcome.
Here is the link to the Southern Iowa Honor Flight
You can type this in your browser and find information for the honor flight and application
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