March 7, 2021

American Legion Post 1776

Serving Veterans since 1976

Today, Post 1776 held our annual Memorial Day program. Although it looked gloomy at the start of the program, many still showed their patriotism and their rain gear while many others sported umbrellas.

Shortly after the program was underway the heavens did open up and the program was quickly moved indoors.

In attendance were community leaders, many of whom are also veterans and members of Post 1776.

Lloyd Cybart was the Master of Ceremonies, and Hannah Cybart (Post Auxiliary) told of the history of “The Little Red Flower” that is sold all week. The Post 1776 Color Guard started the program with the Scott Highlands Band and the Velvet Tones playing and singing our national anthem.

The Civil Air Patrol 130th Composite Squadron gave an impassioned POW/MIA ceremony.

Program speakers included Bruce Bigler (Sons of the American Legion Commander), Gorda Olsen (Auxiliary President), and our guest speaker Colonel James W. Goodman USAF Retired.

Our commander Carla Tappaniner read the final honor roll of veterans we’ve lost this past year. The program concluded with Taps, and the Benediction by Chaplain Bill Weis and everyone singing God Bless America.

The Velvet Tones and the Scott Highlands Band provided musical interludes.

It was a day of reverence and remembering those who gave so much for us all. May God bless them, their families and America.

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