It was explained that all of the local group's Americanism work,
such as attending and participating in military funerals, colors
presentations and ceremonies, contributed to the honor, and
especially the All Veterans Honor Roll was the key factor.
honor roll project is still continuing. There is no deadline date,
but all friends, relatives and especially veterans, both male and
female, are urged to get their applications in, accompanied by their
checks. Forms are available in a container at All Veterans Park on
Union Street. If you prefer, call 732-8829 to have the forms mailed
to you. Or, you can stop by at 1417 N. Logan St. and pick up as many
as you need. Everyone is urged to get the forms in so that the
bricks can be laid before winter weather sets in. The park now has a
directory to find your brick.
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Thank-yous were read and reports given at the meeting. Plans were
explained for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Logan County
Fair. Members were informed that a picture of all veterans (need not
be in the color guard) will be taken about an hour before the 7:15
p.m. opening ceremony, and all veterans are urged to come out and be
in the picture on Aug. 2.
The next meeting will be Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. at 1417 N. Logan St.
Any veterans eligible for AMVETS are invited also. Eligibility is
that you were a military person anytime after Sept. 15, 1940, and
have an honorable discharge or DD214. Dues are $20 per year, and a
life membership is $150. Dues will be collected as of Aug. 1, and it
is hoped to be renewed in full by Sept. 1 for the 2005-2006
membership year. There is no initiation fee for new members. Send
dues to Arnold Haak, 1417 N. Logan St., Lincoln, IL 62656-1222.
[News release from Arnold Haak, commander, Lincoln AMVETS Post