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AMVETS Post 71 wins Americanism honor  Send a link to a friend

[JULY 23, 2005]  An exuberant group of AMVETS Post 71 members received the good news at their last meeting that they placed first in the Americanism category in the annual department convention honors and awards. The Lincoln post received a beautiful bronze eagle on a stand.

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.

The 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 71]


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