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6050 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI

Howard J Schroeder Post 457

SALUTE!

MAY / JUNE 2021

Commander’s Report

Thank you to everyone who participated in some way in the Memorial Day activities of our post.  Many stepped forward to place flags on graves throughout the area and at the War Memorial Center, and many also helped at Mequon City Hall on Memorial Day. 

As I write this, the annual School Awards are in the process of being presented at the five Mequon schools that have eighth grade, as well as at Homestead High School.  This year, Trinity Lutheran School and Lumen Christie Catholic School are having in-person graduation with speakers and guests; the rest are having some version of a private ceremony.

Our Membership Meeting is June 9 at 7:00 p.m.  I hope you can attend. I appreciated seeing some new faces at our meetings the last few months! If you haven’t attended recently (or ever), please think about joining us. 

We are invited to a special Music in the Glen night in Glendale. The Jim Gaff Band is presenting a Stars and Stripes Veteran’s Salute on July 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  The park is at 2200 W. Bender Rd. https://welcometoglendale.com/glendale-events/

There will be no membership meeting or newsletter in July – the traditional vacation month.  Enjoy the Independence Day that our armed forces have fought to keep and have a good summer.

Tim Schoessow, Commander


Coming Events

9 June – 7:00 p.m. - Membership Meeting

25 June 2021 - The Ozaukee County Legion Installation Officers Dinner                           Saukville, Doors open at 5:00, dinner at 6:00

21 July - Salute to Veterans in Glendale


Auxiliary Report

Congratulations to our Unit Officers for the 2021-2022 Membership Year.

Please see the roster on the back. A special thank you to Ruth Mengsol for taking the Membership Chairman!

Ladies, we are still looking for someone that would willing to assist JoAnne as Treasurer and someone for 2nd Vice. You do not have to hold these positions by yourself; there can be Co-officers. Please know that the current officers as well as past officers are there to support anyone that might be interested in holding an office.

Our next unit meeting will be on Saturday, June 12 at Crave 10401 N Port Washington Rd at 11:30 am.

June is usually our last meeting for the year, but we would like to run them through the summer this year as we are working on a special event for Agent Orange Awareness in October 2022 and need all the help we can get.  This is a way for our Auxiliary and Post members to come together and support our Vietnam Veterans and their families while also bringing awareness to the community.  Did you know that Agent Orange can affect up to eight generations?  The list of medical conditions related to Agent Orange continues to grow. Not only our Veterans are affected by this, but also their families.

Bev Green, President

414-380-8400

Alambr457@gmail.com

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Please keep our SALUTE! Editor, Dave Delahunt in your thoughts as we look forward to his return next month!

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