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America's Largest Veterans Service Organization

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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

 

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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 
adjutant@wausaupost10.com.
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

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Wisconsin American Legion's

 

Celebration of Freedom

 

 

SEPTEMBER 4-8, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS

PORTAGE, WI
Volunteer Today!

 

Click on link below to connect directly to event schedules, specials, shows, and more

 

https://wilegion.org/page/content/about/celebration-of-freedom

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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.”

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Patriot Day - Sept 7th

The following three documents provide the details of this

major event for the American Legion - Post 10.

This is a Golf Tournament and Patriots of the Year Awards event.

The Patriot awards are for Outstanding Youth, Citizen,

Business, Protective Services, and Legionnaire.

To Print these Patriot Day Flyers displayed here, follow the instructions located below the 3rd flyer

 

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To Print these Patriot Day Flyers - follow these instuctions:

/files/Patriot_Day_Golf__Flyer1.pdf  (To download this file, move your cursor over

the file name and do a "left" click. The flyer will load on your screen. Follow

your PC's print instructions, similiar to what you do with other .pdf files.

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A proud year of American Legion successes 

This is WHY you join the American Legion!!!

 

 

 

Dear American Legion Family and Friends,


Nearly one year ago in my acceptance speech, I talked about how this centennial year would be more than just a celebration. It would also be about “charting the course for our future and remaining strong and relevant. Strength, my friends, is paramount,” I said when I was elected national commander in the year of our 100th anniversary as an organization.

Without a doubt, The American Legion is strong, relevant and poised for another influential century of service to communities, states and nation.

The influence of The American Legion was felt on Capitol Hill where
lawmakers approved the LEGION Act. This legislation means that more than 1,600 servicemembers who were killed or wounded in previously undeclared war eras now truly get the recognition they deserve. It also opens up all benefits of American Legion membership to an additional 4.2 million veterans.

Also notable is that American Legion-supported legislation won the long fight for Blue Water Navy veterans to receive VA disability benefits for illnesses linked to exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The law,
signed by President Trump in June, will extend disability benefits covering medical conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure to those who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam.

The American Legion also came to the aid of active-duty Coast Guard members when their pay was held up amid the government shutdown in January. We provided more than $1 million in expedited Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) grants that assisted 3,120 children of 1,173 Coast Guard servicemembers.

Of course, American Legion Family members raised millions of dollars for our many programs that support veterans, servicemembers, their families and youths of our nation throughout the year. I found the kindness shown on Giving Tuesday last November to be especially heart-warming. On that single day, nearly 400 individuals donated a total of $22,620 for American Legion programs.

True to our core mission, The American Legion also fought to preserve the memories of our comrades from past wars.

  • On June 20, in a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of The American Legion, allowing the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial to remain where it has stood since 1925. The cross-shaped memorial honors 49 World War I veterans who never returned home to their community in Prince George’s County, Md.
  • On Jan. 2, American Legion Post 853 in California took over ownership of a quarter-acre parcel of land in Ocotillo Wells where a memorial honors the service of Vietnam War veteran Jim B. Robison. The agreement to purchase the land allowed the memorial, which sits on a small hill in a barren desert, to remain in place where it was dedicated in 1966.


There have been many reasons to celebrate our achievements of the past year — and the past 100 years. One way to do so is to purchase a special keepsake American Legion centennial coin. Only two organizations a year are selected by the U.S. Mint to strike a special commemorative coin. The selection of The American Legion as one of those two this year shows how well-respected our organization is throughout the nation.

The coin sales will terminate at the end of this year so be sure to get your collectibles before it’s too late.

The coins are just one way to celebrate our first century of service to America. Departments and posts held their own special events. And, of course, our national convention this month will be another way to celebrate.

Perhaps
the most-watched centennial event was when The American Legion was featured near the start of the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif. An estimated 4.7 million people viewed the parade in person or on television. “People were very supportive as we passed,” I said at the time. “A lot of ‘God bless the USA’ and ‘thank you for your service.’ And they never stopped. The crowds just went on and on and on.”

And that is what The American Legion will do. We will go on and on and on. Our organization has a bright future and so do our fellow veterans, today’s servicemembers and America’s children. And that is thanks to you and your dedication to The American Legion.


For God and Country,

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Volunteer or Participate

Infomation listed on flyer

 

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Click on the Photo Gallery to view the Celebration events

 

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 

See You at the Next Meeting

August 20th 6:00 Social - 7:00 Meeting

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Check out the Blue Water Navy informantion by

clicking on the Veterans - Latest Support Updates

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Check out the Mission Act - VA Health Care Update

informantion by clicking on the

Veterans - Latest Support Updates

 

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Wausau Pilot and Review - Stories of Post 10

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. 

wausaupilotandreview.com 

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Memorial Wall - All Marathon County Veterans Killed in Action since 1917

 

Memorial is located on Tribute Golf Course - Hole #1 Tee Box, behind Bunkers.

 

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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.

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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:

Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post 10 - Wausau

1001 Golf Club Road

Wausau, WI 54403

715-581- 5210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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