HOUSE PASSES GIAQUINTA BILL HELPING VETERANS
Indiana House members today approved legislation co-authored by State Rep. Ben GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) that enables counties to help pay burial costs for veterans and their spouses. House Bill 1769, which passed by an 89-1 margin, sets the veterans’ burial allowance at $1,000. Present state law allows counties to provide up to $125 for the care of a body and a burial plot.
Impacted by the bill are veterans, people on active duty with the armed services, their spouses, widows or widowers.
HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2003 AMVETS, AMERICAN LEGION, S.A.L., OR AUXILIARY DUES?
AMERICAN LEGION POST 241
Post 241’s 84th Birthday party will be held Saturday, March 15, 2003 – Tickets are available at the bar. Our guest speaker will be Ron Miller, Past Department of Indiana Commander. (Cocktails 5:30pm – Dinner-6pm – Tickets-$5 per person) – Music by EXPRESS BAND
March 9th at Post #296, our Zone Oratorical Contest will take place at 10am.
It’s that time of year again – 2nd Nominations April 8th and vote May 10th.
The Memorial Day Parade Committee will be starting to put the program together in the next two months. We/Post #241 will be the Host Post this year.
Don’t forget to pay your 2003 Membership dues. Only 2003 cards will be accepted at the bar.
COMING EVENTS – MAY- Scholarship information available for college and trade schools – Flag Burning (May 24th bratwurst after ceremony – Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2003. Waynedale Daze will take place in Waynedale Park right after the parade.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #241 Ladies Auxiliary
April 8th – 2nd and final nominations with elections on May 10th.
April 12th is the Children’s Easter Party – signup slips need to be in by April 5th with one child per slip, please.
April 26th is the Membership Appreciation Party, bring a dish and join us for fun, food, and prizes.
S.A.L. (SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION) SQUADRON #241
Spring Cash Bonanza will be on March 23rd – the general meeting will be March 18th with 1st nominations at that meeting and April meeting will be on the 15th with 2nd and final nominations that evening. On March 12th we will be hosting the 4th District S.A.L. meeting that evening from 7:30pm and will last for about 30 minutes. All that attend that night will be fed a nice meal after the meeting with a couple of (S.A.L. juice coupons) provided. Plans are being made for another Legion Family night at Baer Field Speedways for this summer. Renew your membership.
NEW KITCHEN MENU
LUNCHEON SPECIALS SERVED FROM 11AM TO 1PM
“Stop in and have one of Mary’s “Home Cooked” and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday.”
Food every evening: Monday-50-cent draft beer, Tuesday-Sliders, Wednesday-Wings, Thursday-Food Specials to be announced, Friday-Regular Friday Night Dinners – Fish & Shrimp and chicken, steak, or chops, Saturdays-FREE Hotdogs at 10am.
ATTENTION: Anyone wanting to join American Legion Post 241 or S.A.L. Sons of the American Legion Squadron #241 please see Ray McCune at THE WAYNEDALE NEWS, 2700 Lower Huntington Road for an application.
(From ‘Let’s Be Right on Flag Etiquette’)
Question: Is it necessary for a person to stand and salute when the National Anthem is played?
Answer: During rendition of the National Anthem when the Flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the Flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the Anthem and retain this position until the last note. When the Flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the Flag were displayed there.
AMERICAN LEGION ELIGIBILITY DATES:
WW1 4-6-17 to 11-11-18
WW2 12-7-41 to 12-31-46
Korea 6-25-50 to 1-31-55
Vietnam 2-28-61 to 5-7-75
Lebanon/Grenada 8-24-82 to 7-31-84
Panama 12-20-89 to 7-31-84
Desert Storm 8-2-90 to (Close date pending)
Paul H. Billue – Marine Corp Veteran
Harold J. Geise – WWII Army Veteran
Lela Mable Jackson – Gold Star Mother of the American Legion since WWII – Roanoke American Legion Auxiliary
Harley Krey-WWII Army Veteran
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