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113 2nd Street, PO Box 37, Baraboo, WI

Baraboo American Legion - Post 26

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April Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR POST 26  

April 10, 2017

  • Post 26 Monthly Meeting (7:30 PM): Our monthly meeting is always held on the 2nd Monday of each month. 

May 8, 2017

  • Post 26 Monthly Meeting (7:30 PM): Our monthly meeting is always held on the 2nd Monday of each month. 

May 29, 2017

  • Memorial Day Ceremony: Details to come as we get closer, but make sure to set aside some time on this day to attend our Memorial Day service as we remember those that have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

 

Members from Post 26 pose for a quick photo before hitting the road to volunteer for a day of fun, food, & fellowship with residents at the Tomah VA Hospital on February 12, 2017.

 

2016-2017 Commander, Steve Rundio, poses with Post 26 $1,000 scholarship winner, Ryan Lane, at our June 2016 meeting. Congratulations Ryan!!!

 

On March 15, 2016 members of Post 26 presented a check for $10,000 to BHS history teacher, Steve Argo, and his "Baraboo 21" student club. This student club and Mr. Argo are working with the Sauk County Historical Society to raise money to build a memorial on the Baraboo Riverwalk to celebrate the 21 men from Baraboo that were aboard the Tuscania when it was sunk by a torpedo from a German U-Boat in February of 1918 during WWI.

The "Baraboo 21" are working with the City of Baraboo and other entities to have the memorial constructed and dedicated on November 11, 2018, which is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. 

 

On March 14th, 2016, Leon Braun celebrated 70 years of continuous membership in the American Legion. All 70 years are with Post 26. What an awesome accomplishment.

 

Julie Lane (Left) helps Post 26 collect flags from Walnut Hill Cemetery. Flags are collected from the gravesites each Fall and then properly retired. Each Spring Post 26 places new flags on the gravemarkers of veterans.

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