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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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Updates on These Articles Below.

Patriot Day - September 11

Events in Afghanistan - Effects on Veterans

Never Forgotten Honor Flight - Delays

 

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Executive Committee Meeting - Tue, Sept 14, 6:30 PM

 

Membership Meeting - Tue, Sept 21

6:00 pm Social - 7:00 pm Meeting

 

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Latest News from Post 10

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Patriot Day Awards- September 11 

Post 10 annually recognizes individuals and businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to serving either the public or veteran organizations throughout the year. This year’s recipients are pictured below:

 

Youth of the Year – Brookelynn Yunk

Business of the Year- Brickners of Wausau- Jerry Brickner

Citizen of the Year- Thom Passow

Protective Services of the Year- Lt. Mark Wagers

Legionnaire of the Year- Mike Heilmann

 

Congradulations to all award winners for their patriotic contribution to America!

 

 

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Events in Afghanistan

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Its Effects on All Veterans

 

Watching the news about the events in Afghanistan has been incredibly painful for many, especially for Afghanistan Veterans, families, survivors and caregivers. As news and events unfold and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, some Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. Others may a feel moral distress about experiences they had during their time of service. 

We recognize that after that fateful day on September 11, 2001, many of you, along with others, decided to volunteer to serve our country when it needed you most. We are all safer today for that courageous decision. Our fellow Americans did the job our country asked, with honor and valor, and all of us at Wausau American Legion Post 10 are proud of your selfless sacrifice and service. To all the men and women who served and made the world a better, safer and brighter place since the dark day of 9/11, we salute you.

It’s both natural and understandable for all Veterans and their families to experience a range of emotions about these developments in Afghanistan. Please know that whatever you are feeling, we at Wausau American Legion Post 10 are here for all Veterans and their families. Gil Holcomb our Veteran Service representative has connections with many organizations to provide veterans with assistance. Gil can be reached at gholcomb65@gmail.com or 715-581-9006.

Whether you are a veteran from the war on terror or any another era, we thank you for your service. No matter when you served, your service mattered. And it’s what will allow freedom and democracy to continue. There are millions of people across the country who share a deep gratitude for your service, your sacrifice and your profound sense of honor.

We want to take this opportunity to remind you that we are here to support you and stand beside you. We are forever in your debt, and we are here to help you through this difficult time.

 

Respectfully,

Bob Weller, Commander

Gil Holcomb. Service Officer

Wausau American Legion Post 10        

 

 

 

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Never Forgotten Honor Flight 

 

NEVER FORGOTTEN HONOR FLIGHT HAS POSTPONED ALL 2021 FLIGHTS.

 

THEY EXPECT TO RESUME FLIGHTS IN THE SPRING OF 2022

 

The Honor Flight Network staff and Board are continuing to monitor developments in vaccine distribution and relevant restrictions in the DC area. The national Honor Flight Board of Directors made this decision based upon many factors including, but not limited to the following.

1. Status of the vaccine rollout and timing between first and second doses of the current vaccines, as well as considerations regarding availability of vaccine to younger population/guardians/volunteers

2. Group gathering restrictions in the D.C. area continue to be in force, with no established end date at this time

3, The National Park Service is not currently issuing group gathering permits and there is no indication when NPS will resume permitting for group gatherings.

 

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VETERANS TRIBUTE DAY – AUGUST 14

 

Thank You Veterans!

Veterans service organizations from the greater Wausau area along with the host Bull Falls Brewery organized the first annual Veterans Tribute Celebration. The celebration was held at Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

The event was attended by several hundred including veterans and their guests. The veterans tribute included military songs along with the service branch melodies with recognition to the Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guard Veterans in attendance.

The celebration also included Special Honors for three veterans and their families. Jerome Sudut, Army, WWII & Korea Congressional Medal of Honor recipient; Bernie Knippel, Air Force, Korea & Vietnam, 26 years of distinguished service, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with three bronze leaf clusters; Jack Olson, Air Force, WWII & Korea, Purple heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

The Master of Ceremonies was Dave Kallaway and the music was provided by DJ Jim Yunek and the Bull Fall’s Brass Band.  Food, refreshments and fellowship all added up to a very successful celebration.  

 

 

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Veterans Avenue of Honor

 

Register Now for the Class of 2022 Banners!

The Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Wausau American Legion Post 10 is honored to present to our community the Wausau Inaugural Class of 2021 “Veterans Avenue of Honor” banners on Grand Avenue.

Banners honoring Frank Talbot Montgomery, Donald Plant and the four Dudley brothers; Dick, Jay, Bob, and Lauren for whom the Post is named, along with Marathon County’s only Medal of Honor recipient Jerome Sudut.  and 34 others are on display. Each Honoree’s story weaves into the fabric of America’s military history, encompassing their courage, sacrifice, pride and commitment to our country.

The banners will be on display from mid-May through Veterans Day – Nov 11th.  We appreciate the efforts the City of Wausau made to make the Wausau “Veterans Avenue of Honor” possible.

In the following years we plan to present our community with future classes of America’s heroes.

Special recognition goes to The Dudley Foundation for their primary sponsorship of this project.

We thank all those who supported our initial Class.  Your assistance helps us expand our “Veteran’s Helping Veterans” programs in the greater Wausau area.  Enjoy the “Veterans Avenue of Honor”.

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Register now... down load an application 

To obtain a Class of 2022 Registration form, click on this link to download your copy.  Then close "Word" to return to this website

/files/Veterans_Avenue_of_Honor_-_2022_Registration.docx

 

 

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Class of 2021 Honorees

JOHN ALMLIE KEN MEYER
DuWAYNE BALK PAUL MISSETT
KEVIN BALK TALBOT MONTGOMERY
DENNIS BORCHARDT FLOYD MOORE
BOB BRAINARD DONALD MOSEMAN
DEL BRANDENBURG NFHF
WILLIAM  BRESNAHAN NFHF
DUANE L. DAILEY DON PAGENKOPF
DICK DUDLEY HENRY PASSOW
JAY DUDLEY DONALD PLANT
LAUREN DUDLEY JAMES RINGLE
ROBERT DUDLEY FLOYD SLIWICKI
ROGER GREBE JACK STACKER
ROBERT HARTWIG ROGER STROMING
HARRY HEINEMANN, Jr. STEPHEN STROYNY
E.O. JOHNSON JEROME SUDUT
CLARENCE 'KRAUT' KERSEMEIER LES WEKO
JEROME KOLBECK ROBERT WELLER
WALTER KRUESEL  ALLAN  WOLDT
RICHARD MASAR SHOUA XIONG

 

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 Post 10 Vehicle Is Used 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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 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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