WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN LEGION

America's Largest Veterans Service Organization

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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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February 9, Tue,  Executive Committee 6:30 PM

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February 16, Tue, Membership Meeting

6:00 PM Social - 7:00 PM Meeting

 

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Latest New from Post 10

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February & March 2021 Newsletter is available

Click on Newsletter button on the left to see the latest news

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New Post 10 Vehicle for Honor Guard  & General Use

Our post purchased a Ram 1500 SLT Club Cab vehicle 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 will be done in the near future.  Additional updates will be provided as details are finalized. 

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Next Five Months - Dinners Being Provided

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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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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 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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Stanley Correctional Institute Newsletter

The Veterans Unit at SCI have released a 10 page Fall 2020 Newsletter.  The newsletter contains information from deployment of the new Space Force to the Arabian Desert to the latest on the B-52 to the donut sales they did for charity.  You got to read this one!  Click on the Stanley button on the left, then select the Fall 2020 Newsletter.  Thanks 

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Remembering Army Captain Scott Robinson Alwin

 

 

                                          

                                            

     

Honor in the Air

Remembering Army Captain Scott Robinson Alwin

Pamela Fullerton and Susan Reetz attended the Wausau American Legion Post 10 meeting at Bunkers on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  Pamela spoke about their documentary film project featuring her brother Army Captain Scott Robinson Alwin a highly decorated Wisconsin Vietnam war helicopter pilot.

Pamela is the Associate Producer of the documentary and has a long career as an educator, attorney and award-winning author.  Susan is the Writer, Director and Producer of the documentary. She is the owner and Chief Creative at Clear Focus Media, LLC in Weston.

Scott served five tours of duty during the Vietnam war and received over 136 air medals including a Purple Heart for his bravery. Scott survived two helicopter crashes during his service in Vietnam only to be killed by a suicidal driver while on his way from his home in Wisconsin to the U.S. Army War College. To those who knew him, his legacy lives on.

For more information about the project, please contact Susan Reetz at Susan@ClearFocus.Media.

For more information about the Wausau American Legion Post 10 see our website. 

 

WausauPost10.com or call 715-581-5210.

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Photo: Pamela Fullerton and Post 10 Commander Larry Jaeger

Story and photos courtesy of Mike Heilmann

 

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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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