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 “The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it....

the American flag flies from the last breath

of each military member who has died serving it.”

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Executive Committee Meeting, Tue, March 9

 

Membership Meeting, Tue, March 16

6:00 PM Social - 7:00 PM Meeting

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Latest New from Post 10

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Texas Roadhouse Donates Gift Cards

For the fifth consecutive year Texas Roadhouse of Rib Mountain presented gift cards to the American Legion Wausau Post 10. These cards are made possible through a program of Texas Roadhouse and the generosity of their patrons. With this gift card program Post 10 is able to expand our assistance to Veterans in need.

Throughout 2020, previous cards have enabled us to provide needy service members and their families a meal.  Gil Holcomb, our Service Officer oversees the distribution to those in need.  With uncertainty of travel, heath concerns and more, these gift cards and your “meals to go” program provide an opportunity for Veterans to call ahead for meals without concerns of endangering their wellbeing.

Additionally, on special occasions the Post has provided our Honor Guard with a gift cards after they have presided at more than one military funeral rite on the same day. 

On behalf of all Post 10 members, and all USA Veterans,

 

 "We Salute Texas Roadhouse& All Donors!"

Pictured from left to right: Adam Danick, Managing Partner, Larry Jaeger, Post Commander, in front Bob Weller, 1st Vice Commander, Sarah Flatter-Lardinois, Store Marketer, Gil Holcomb, Service Officer, George Mosher, Finance Officer.                        

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Free Veteran Dinners - Now through June 

Starting in February and running through June, Post 10 will be delivering 2 meals to 100 veterans on a monthly basis.  Our Non-Funding committe will be working with volunteers to secure drivers, assist with assembly, getting additional items to accompany the meals, as well as contacting the veterans to arrange delivery.  To volunteer to assist, contact Ron Covelli, 715-573-5639 or email Ron at lightyear36@icloud.com.  Thanks for your support of this Veterans Serving Veterans program.

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Sons of the American Legion Honored

 

The Wausau American Legion Post 10 met on February 16, 2021 and the Sons of The American Legion (S.A.L) Squadron 10 was honored with two letters of commendation from the WI. Detachment Commander, three citations of achievement and a display of 100% squadron (membership) ribbons for 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of The American Legion and the American Legion Riders make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Jon Greenwood currently serves as the Squadron Commander of the Wausau Squadron 10 and has been a member since 2001. He started playing Taps regularly with the Post 10 Honor Guard in 2002 and has played at over 820 local funerals and ceremonies. Jon also plays in the Wausau Symphony, Wausau Concert Band, Merrill City Band, Mosinee Community Band, The Bull Falls Blas Musikanten Band, The Swing City Dance Band and the Harold Schauer Orchestra.

For more information contact Jon Greenwood, Commander, S.A.L. Squadron 10

715-675-3984

Post 10 Marketing Representative - Mike Heilmann

Mikeheil123@gmail.com - 715-846-0166

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“Quilt of Valor” Presented 

Marsha Otto presented a “Quilt of Valor” to Army Veteran Raymond L. Bender at the Wausau American Legion Post 10 meeting on February 16, 2021 at Bunkers Restaurant. Marsha is a Wisconsin volunteer who represents the “Quilts of Valor” foundation.  Marsha was assisted by her daughter Jamie Sterzinger and Bob Strack, Senior Sergeant at Arms, Post 10.

Ray, an Army Command Sergeant Major, served in Vietnam in 1968 in the 69th Armor Battalion. In 1990 he was deployed with the 213th S&S Battalion to Operation Storm, Desert Shield. Ray also held many positions in the Battalion at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin before retiring in 1998.

Army veteran Lester Weko also was awarded a “Quilt of Valor”. Lester was unable to attend the ceremony but was later presented the “Quilt of Valor” by Mike Heilmann. Lester, T-4 Technical Sergeant served honorably during WWll from 1943 to 1949. He was stationed two years in Hawaii and was in the reserves for three years. Lester was certified as an aviation mechanic. He worked on aircrafts and later on jeeps, motorcycles and half to two and a half ton vehicles.

The “Quilts of Valor” Foundation is a non-profit group of quilters from across the United States of America. Their mission is to cover service members and Veterans touched by war with a “Quilt of Valor” in hopes of offering them comforting and healing. The “Quilt of Valor” says thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation. Let this be a reminder that “Freedom Is Not Free” The cost of our freedom is the dedication of service men and women like Ray and Lester. Thank you both for your service.

Photos: Ray and Marsha / Lester

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715-581-5210

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Post 10 Delivered Meals to Area Veterans

One hundred veterans and their families in the Wausau area received meals for Valentine's day. The Wausau American legion Post 10, along with volunteers, delivered the meals that were cooked and packaged by the staff at Bunkers. Two hundred meals were delivered that included chicken, mashed potatoes, and veggies on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. St John's Lutheran School, Town of Easton, provided the Valentines for each veteran.

"When the drivers deliver the meals, their reward is the smiles and the conversations that they can take home and cherish," said Bob Weller, 1st Vice Commander - Post 10. 

Meals were also delivered for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Post delivered over 1,800 meals in 2020. They are scheduled to deliver meals to veterans in March, April, May, and June of 2021.

These meals are a small token of our appreciation of their service while assisting our veterans to remain safe at home.  We are, and will continue to be “Veterans Still Helping Veterans”.

If you know of any veteran that could use these meals, for what ever reason, or if you're interested in delivering meals to veterans, you can call Bob Weller, Vice Commander at 715-571-3476 to provide us with your information.  Thank You!!!

 

Delivering two meals to an American Hero!

Veterans receive notes of appreciation, along with a dessert each month

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New Post 10 Vehicle for Honor Guard  & General Use

Our post purchased a Ram 1500 SLT Club Cab vehicle from Brickner's Wausau to transport the rifles and flags to each Military Honors ceremony performed by our Honor Guard. It will be used to pull a trailer in parades as well as transport items to various event we host.

Detailing of logos and lettering was done by FlipSide Graphics.  Additional updates and photo shots will be done with the Honor Guard in the near future.  Additional details will be in the February Monthly Update, listing the donors, plus more about the details how the truck bed will be outfitted.  All ideas are welcome.

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Help is Available to All Veterans

This can be a hard time of year in normal times.  The Veterans Crisis Line is a good number to have close by. To reach either of the sites listed below, simply click on either one of these sites to be directly connected for assistance or information.

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/index.asp

 

The American Legion has a great Buddy Check program. 

https://www.legion.org/membership/buddycheck

 

Please have safe holidays and let us look out for each other. 

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2021 Legion Baseball Is Coming Soon

2021Team Schedule is posted on the Events Calendar 

The Bulldogs...

The 2021 Bulldogs season will be starting soon.  Through our support these athletics learn valuable lifetime lessons that can only be learned through team sports. Find out their schedule that has been posted in the June and July calendars by clicking on this website's Events Calendar.   

One way to support these young players is by your purchase of their 2021 Wausau Legion Baseball Raffle tickets.  They have a number of great prizes including: $1500.....$500.....$100   and also a new prize this year is five nights stay at a beachfront condo in Marathon Key Florida. (Airfare not included) that must be used in the next 12 months.

 

Ticket Info...

Tickets are $20 each with all monies going to support Wausau American Legion Baseball.

There are various ways you can get a ticket... Bunkers and/or Loppnows Sports Bar, at Post 10 meetings from Post members, or from Wausau Legion Baseball players.

If you prefer, send a check made out to Wausau American Legion Baseball to Tom Magnuson at 154658 Marshall Hill Rd Wausau 54403 and he will enter you in the drawing.  Another option is... Tom is also on Venmo if you would like to purchase that way @Tom-Magnuson-5

The drawing will be held on June 2nd at p.m. at Loppnows

Thanks you for your support of Wausau American Legion Baseball

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 Gift Ideas - The Legion Can Help

Give Kwik Trip Gas Cards

An easy way to get practical gifts for those that are on the move, need their car refueled, or pick up a quick bite or drink at the local Kwik Trip.  The Wausau American Legion Post 10 purchases the cards at 10% off actual cost. The Post sells them to anyone, netting the difference for fundraising or operational support.

Many of us, or those you know, already shop at Kwik Trip for gas, food, coffee and other products inside the store. You can purchase the cards and use them yourself or for gifts. Cards are $25.00 each. Your checks are made out to American Legion Post 10 and marked as gas cards. The 10% we receive from the sale of each card adds up fast.

It’s easy to get cards, just call Adjutant Dennis, at 715-574-1882 or email at adjutant@wausaupost10.com to request your cards.  Pick up arrangements are done in a safe enviroment.

It’s easy, it’s convenient, and it helps us to fulfill our motto… “Veterans still serving Veterans

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New Law Creates 988 Suicide Hotline

Press “1” after dialing "988" to be routed to the Veterans Crisis Line

Legislation designating a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has been signed into law.

The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act directs the FCC to designate 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Line and allows veterans to press “1” after dialing 988 to be routed automatically to the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support.

“The whole message is ‘Be there for a veteran,’” said Dr. Bert Berger, manager of the Mental Health Division at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. “It’s really about making that connection, about being able to talk and provide support.”

BeThereWis.com provides quick and easy access to online resources and contact information. The task force is the coalition behind the website and ongoing initiatives, bringing together organizations that serve Veterans and nonprofits focused on suicide prevention.

Just click on the link below to learn more about the VA's efforts

https://www.milwaukee.va.gov/features/VA_leads_initiative_to_address_Veterans_suicide.asp

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Your Guide To Local VA Assistance

 

To find out how to apply for VA assistance, or 

to obtain local help with your application, click

on the tab to the left to be routed to knowledgeable 

support personnel right here in Marathon County

 

"Link to Marathon Co. VA Benefits Info"

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The Marathon County Veteran's killed during combat operations throughout the world are listed on this memorial.  The location of the memorial is on Tribute Golf Course, Hole #1 tee box, at 1001 Golf Club Road, Wausau, WI 54403.

There are 433 names on this wall, emblematic of the fact that ... 

        All Gave Some, But Some Gave All...  Freedom is not Free!!

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Contact Us

It's Your Choice. You Can Either:

1.  Mail your questions to:

      American Legion Post 10, Attn: Adjutant, 1001 Golf Club Road, Wausau, WI 54403

2.  E-mail us at: adjutant@wausaupost10.com

3.  Phone Us with your inquiries: 715-581-5210

4. Link to Our Facebook Page

    https://www.facebook.com/WALPost10/    

 


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