Patriot Day Award Winners
September 6, 2019
Congradulations to All Winners
2019 Youth Patriot of the Year Award Winners
2019 Youth Patriot of the Year Award Winners
Anna & Ella Weiland
2019 Citizen Patriot of the Year Award Winners
Randy & Faith Thurs
2019 Business Patriot of the Year Award Winner
Graphics House, Inc
2019 Protective Services Patriot of the Year Award
2019 Legionnaire Patriot of the Year Award
All Honorably Discharged US Veterans can NOW join the American Legion who served from Pearl Harbor until today. NO time periods of restriction.
SIGN ALL VETERANS TODAY
READ ABOUT LEGION ACT INFORMATION BELOW
Membership - Updated Information Needed
Thank you to all members who are promptly sending in renewals. Many of us are experiencing address changes so it is taking more time to make the corrections, check for new email addresses and add the extra 4 digit zip code. If you have given an email address we will be sending our post newsletter by that means. It does save the post a lot of mailing costs so please include it along with your renewal.
If a correction is necessary, please call the Post at 715-581-5210 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also go on the National Legion web site and renew on line as well with a credit card. Thank you!
Dennis Borchardt, Post 10 Adjutant
Post 10 Activities and Fundraising Committee
LEGION Act Signed into Law
In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.
The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.
The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.
“Recognizing the service of these wartime veterans is the right thing do and it is long overdue,” National Commander Brett Reistad said. “The families of those who were killed or wounded during these wartime acts should take pride in knowing that we recognize their sacrifice and service. Moreover, we are proud to welcome any of the six million living veterans from the previously unrecognized periods into our organization and call them ‘Legionnaires.’”
Now that the legislation has been signed, The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government. No other restrictions to American Legion membership are changed.
The law’s journey began on Feb. 14 when Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., introduced S. 504, along with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. A companion measure, H.R. 1641, was introduced in the House by Reps. Lou Correa, D-Calif., and Ben Cline, R-Va.
Reistad expressed gratitude to the bipartisan members of Congress for passing the legislation.
“We are grateful that President Trump fully acknowledges the importance of The American Legion by signing the LEGION Act in the White House today – just one week after it passed the House of Representatives,” Reistad said. “In an era of partisan gridlock, Republicans and Democrats in Congress overwhelmingly recognized the importance of allowing thousands of honorable but previously ineligible veterans the right to join the largest and most influential veterans organization in the country.”
Reistad pointed out that existing American Legion membership applications are in the process of being updated but can still be used. “In the meantime, I recommend that prospective Legionnaires and recruiters write ‘LEGION Act’ in the eligibility date section of American Legion membership applications if they fall outside the previous war eras,” Reistad said. “The larger pool of veterans now eligible for The American Legion will also open their family members to eligibility in the Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary as well.”
A proud year of American Legion successes
This is WHY you join the American Legion!!!
Dear American Legion Family and Friends,
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The celebrations are over but our work to support the Veteran's in need of
health care, housing, financial assistance, counseling, and a social contact
with other Veterans continues to be there.
Be a part of helping others... be an active part of Post 10
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September 17th 6:00 Social - 7:00 Meeting
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The Wausau Pilot and Review virtual newspaper has committed to publish regular articles about Post 10's history along with interviews of various Veterans, our Auxiliary, and others. Over five articles are now on line. Please take a minute to log onto their website and read about our Post and its members as we prepare for our 100th Anniversary celebration.
Memorial Wall - All Marathon County Veterans Killed in Action since 1917
Memorial is located on Tribute Golf Course - Hole #1 Tee Box, behind Bunkers.
From the time our Post was chartered July 12, 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of the Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Wausau area, please consider joining our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (Click the SPONSORS link for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue to sponsor Scholarships for our children and aid and assist our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects. You can contact us at:
1001 Golf Club Road
Wausau, WI 54403