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Updates on These Articles Below

 

Bunkers and Others Support Veterans Meal Program

Veterans Avenue of Honor Banners Available

 

 

Wreaths Across America at King - 2021

Christmas Meal Delivery

Legion Post 10 Christmas Party - Jan 08, 2022

American Legion Response - Afghanistan Refugees 

Events in Afghanistan - Effects on Veterans

Class of 2022 Avenue of Honor Banners Available

 

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Executive Committe Meeting - 6:30 pm - February 8 

 

Membership Meeting - February 15 

6:00 pm Social - 7:00 pm Meeting

 

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Latest News from Post 10

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Bunkers and Others Support Veterans Meal Program

Thank you to our very generous patrons that supported our Vets Dinner program at Bunkers, Chatterbox, and American Family Insurance - Heather Bresnahan Agency along with Andy & Amy Zientara!

Our goal was to raise $1,000...thanks to you we raised $4,350!!

 

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Veterans Avenue of Honor

 

Registration Open for "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”.

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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Post 10 Christmas Party & Dinner

 

Jan 08, 2022

 

              American Legion Members Christmas Celebration

 The Wausau American Legion Post 10 celebrated the holidays with a Christmas dinner at Bunkers Restaurant in Wausau on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Over forty members and guests enjoyed the excellent holiday meal that included chicken, ribs and all the extras plus dessert. The group also enjoyed the comradery and a photo show on the big screen. Members participating in patriotic events were featured in over four hundred photos from the past two years.

Hosted by the Post Actvities Committee

 

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Wreaths Across America - 2021

 

Wreaths Across America were laid Saturday, Dec 18, at King Veterans Cemetery. Thank you to the Wausau American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard, Auxiliary members and families for your help to lay over 7000 wreaths on the graves of our fallen Veterans.

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Christmas Meal Delivery 2021

 

 

Christmas Meals for Veterans

The Wausau American Legion Post 10 members along with many local volunteers and the Air & Army National Guard delivered Christmas meals to area Veterans on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Nearly 100 Veterans and their families were provided meals cooked by Bunkers Restaurant as a thank you for our area Veterans service to America. The Man of Honor Society in Wausau provided 260 pounds of ham which was part of the 390 meals. Because of the donation of the ham, the post was able to include a pumpkin pie and whipped cream with the meals.  The volunteers and Veterans who received the Christmas meals were very happy to be a part of the meal program.

This Post 10 “Veterans Helping Veterans” program was created to provide meals for veterans in need on the holidays. In the past two years the post has delivered over 3000 meal to Veterans with the help of our volunteers and generous local individual and business donations.

 

 

 National Guard volunteers, left to right: Derrick Buzzell, Kenneth Bentzler,   Taylor Crum, You, Jacob Coleman, Ethan Stapleton

Anne & Tom Jones Delivered meals to area Veteran

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American Legion Response - Afghanistan Refugees 

Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends,

Our ancestors all immigrated from somewhere overseas. Perhaps Europe. Or Asia. Or maybe Africa. 

It doesn’t matter from where they originated. What matters is that they sought a better life in America. Our nation’s commitment to democracy is a shining beacon to some who face persecution, religious intolerance and death threats in their native lands.

We are all familiar with the 18,000 Afghanistan allies and their family members who are now seeking safety in the United States. Already, thousands have made the safe passage here. But that is only the first step in their journey.
 
Many of our veterans, especially those who valiantly served in Afghanistan, have been swept up in the stark turn of events there. There has been anger, sadness and disbelief.
 
But as the reality set in, a strong new feeling has also set in: the desire to help.
 
As more Afghanistan allies are safely transported here, American Legion members and posts are asking how they can assist. It is unclear exactly where the allies are being brought, for safety reasons. However, posts near military installations can certainly reach out to see if the base would need assistance if they are currently or in the future expecting to temporarily house these allies.

Additionally, here are some other options to consider:

Thank you for your service to our nation and those who supported us throughout every war era. You are another example of why we are …

Veterans Strengthening America.

Paul E Dillard

National Commander

 

 

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Honor Guard travels to The Highground

The Wausau American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard and Color Guard traveled to The Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, WI. on Saturday, September 18, 2021.  They performed honors for the Military Working Dog and Handler Tribute and a Legacy Stone Ceremony in honor of veterans. The trip is part of our Honor Guard's commitment to serve in events that remember veterans who have served or are still serving.

See additional photos in the Phote Gallery on this Website.

Thank You Honor and Color Guard members for participating at 

The High Grounds in Neillsville, Wi

 

 

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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. You can reach our Veteran Service representative at 715-581-5210.  Please leave your name and number where we can reach you..  

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

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 Avenue of Honor

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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