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

Baraboo American Legion - Post 26


July Newsletter


July 10, 2017

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

July 11 - 16, 2017

  • Sauk County Fair: We're always looking for volunteers to help us with our one BIG annual fundraiser. A few hours of your time goes a long way to ensuring our Post stays operational. Call Bill Crowley at (608) 963-2283 to sign up for a volunteer shift at the Sauk County Beer Booth.​ Learn more about this year's fair at

July 22, 2017

  • Circus Celebration & Parade (11:00 AM): The Baraboo Big Top Parade will take place on Saturday, July 22nd. Dennis Kluge is once again the contact for Veteran’s desiring to participate. Please contact him at (608)393-0643 or via email at Learn more about the parade at

August 14, 2017

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

September 11, 2017

  • Vietnam Veterans Recognition (6:30 PM): There will be the recognition ceremony conducted by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at the Legion Hall.  "The Commemoration honors all United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time between November 1, 1955 to and May 15, 1975, regardless of location." All veterans meeting these criteria are eligible. POC is Commander George Stopper (608) 356-4156 or gstopper@centurytel.netLearn more about the DAR at
  • Post 26 Monthly Meeting (7:30 PM): Our monthly meeting is always held on the 2nd Monday of each month.


Vietnam veterans recognized at Baraboo High School this Spring during a ceremony to celebrate their service to our country. 


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 from the Baraboo community.

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