Steckelberg, Buol receive Legion 50-, 60-year membership awards

OSMOND — Commander Dave Hamm conducted the regular meeting of American Legion Post 326 on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Colors were presented, and the POW/MIA flag was placed by Past Commander Ed Clayton. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. The prayer was offered by Chaplain Wes Kumm. There were five officers and 15 members in attendance. Guests were Dennis and Garret Kuhl. Neil Bloomquist and Don Hall were remembered on sick call.

The commander thanked the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) for placing city flag poles for the Labor Day celebration and in remembrance of the World Trade Center Attack in 2001.

Thanks were given to the 14 Legionnaires and VFW members and 12 Sons of the American Legion who performed the graveside Military Honors for Glen Sazama at the city cemetery.

A report was given on the status of a permanent flag box to be placed in honor of Norm Lorenz for the public to place flags for retirement. The box will be placed in front of the Legion hall.

The adjutant reported the status of membership renewals. The post has 111 listed members for 2020-21; 13 life members, five paid up for life, 74 current paid members this cycle; 37 members still need to renew for 2021. The Legion has met the 50% goal for September.

The next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct.13.

Sergeant-At-Arms Dallas Steckelberg will provide members to post The Colors at home football games.

The post will again donate $100 dollars to the Osmond Food Pantry

The District 2 Fall Round-up will be held at the O’Neill Courthouse Annex on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m.

The post will not have a preholiday Poultry Party in November. Guests Garret and Dennis Kuhl presented a recommended fundraiser of a weekly gun raffle beginning in January and ending in December 2021. Members voted to raffle one gun each week in 2021. Details of the raffle will be published.

The commander presented Dallas Steckelberg his 50-year continuous membership award. Adjutant Ray Collins and Past Commander Ed Clayton presented Vernon Buol his 60-year certificate at his residence prior to the meeting. He read a thank you card from Paul and Barb Reineke, who gave a memorial donation in the name of Harold Brunkhorst.

With no further business, Commander Hamm closed the meeting with a closing prayer by Chaplain Wes Kumm. He then invited all to enjoy the evening meal of hamburgers and macaroni salad and ice cream provided by the SAL.

— Ray Collins, Adjutant

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