Howard J Schroeder Post 457


Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post and Auxiliary Newsletter November 2021

Commander’s Message

Exhibits.  Speeches.  Meetings. Camaraderie. We have a very busy month coming up, and I’m sending this newsletter to everyone through the U.S. mail so you can post it and keep track of all the happenings. Hopefully, you can join us at some of them!

Before we move on to the coming events, I want to thank Greg Lawson from the Wisconsin Veterans’ Museum in Madison for an excellent presentation.  He described the updated exhibits at the museum and explained their need for veterans to share their stories with the museum.  If you would like to have your experience as a soldier preserved for history, contact  We hope to have an outing to the Veterans Museum in Madison this winter.

Military Display

The Military Display time has come.  This event has been advertised to the public. Help is still needed. If you can help load up on Wednesday afternoon, October 27, please arrive at Todd’s house, 2018 W. County Line Rd at 4:00 p.m.  Help is also needed on Monday to take the displays down and return them to his house beginning at 9:00 at the Post.  If you can help during the open times of the exhibit on either Saturday or Sunday, please contact me. 

County Meeting

The monthly County Meeting is at our Post on November 4, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  All are welcome to participate.

Veterans Day

“Our” holiday, Veterans Day, is fast approaching.  The plan is to return to the traditional event this year.  Please join us at 11:00 a.m. for speeches from local dignitaries, musical entertainment, and lunch afterwards.

Blood Drive

If you wish to donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on December 22, go to the Red Cross website. 

Miscellaneous Info

In keeping with a 10-year tradition, our Post has once again ordered and distributed “kid-friendly” flag etiquette booklets to all of the public and private school third graders in the school district.  They are always well received!


Tim Schoessow,  Commander

Auxiliary Report

Ladies, The National Office has sent out the membership renewal notices.  Please note that our Junior members DO NOT receive renewal notices.  If you have a junior member, please include their dues with yours when you send it.  If you pay for Junior and / or multiple members, please include their names and dates of birth for our Junior members as this will help with any confusion and / or a members dues not being paid.  Dues for Seniors (age 18 and up) are $30 and our Junior members (birth to age 18) are $6.00.  You may also pay your dues directly to the National American Legion Auxiliary via phone (317) 569-4570 Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.  This will also allow you to pay for multiple members at the same time.  If you do not have your membership number, you will just need to provide your name and /or names, the state (WI) and Unit number (457).   Also, if you move, etc., we ask that you please let us know of any changes of address, phone and/or email address so we can keep you updated with things that are going on.

Please join us at the Post at 6050 W. Mequon Rd for a Special Military Exhibit of a personal collection that belongs to one of our American Legion members on Saturday, October 30 from 9:00am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This is event is open to the public and is a family friendly educational event.

Our Unit is again selling Terri Lynn treats until November 1, 2021 as a fundraiser.  If you are interested in ordering, please reach out to Christine Kingsbury at 414-303-9040. 

Veterans Day is on Thursday, November 11, 2021, and we be helping to host our ceremony at 11:00am with a light lunch to follow.  Following the ceremony and lunch we will have a brief Auxiliary meeting.

As mentioned previously, we are inviting all Auxiliary and Legion Post members to join us in the planning of an Agent Orange Awareness Event to be hosted at our Post on Saturday, October 1, 2022.  This is an opportunity for us both our Auxiliary Unit and Legion Post members to come together in honor of our Veterans. 


Bev Green, President   414-380-8400


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Coming Events

October 30 & 31

9a.m.- 6p.m. &

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


November 1


Terri Lynn Orders Due

November 4

7:00 p.m.

County Meeting

November 10

7:00 p.m.

Executive Board Meeting

November 11

11:00 a.m.

Veterans Day

December 7

6:00 p.m.

Oratorical Contest

December 22

8:00 a.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive

December TBD


Executive Board Meeting

January 6

6:00 p.m.

County Meeting-Fredonia

Oratorical Finals

January 12

7:00 p.m.

Membership Meeting

January 27

7:00 p.m.

Executive Board Meeting



Veterans Museum Bus Tour


Todd Boettcher’s Special Military Display


Help Wanted

Transporter for 12 bags of Old Flags -Thursday afternoon 10/7

Flag Bearers  Thursday 10/7 - 5:30 p.m.


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Military Display Event

Call Todd at 262-241-5641 for all below

Truck and Workers for Transportation of Military Items Thursday 10/28 and Monday 11/1

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Assist in Setting-Up Military Items

Thursday 10/28 and Friday 10/29

Take Down - Monday 11/1

No Experience Necessary!

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Legion Hall Monitors and Tour Guides

Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31