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Updates on These Articles Below

 

Memorial Day Event - Restlawn Memorial

May 30,2022

 

Flag Day Celebration

June 14 - Hosted by Elk's Club 248

 

 

103 Annual Department Convention July 13 - 17

Green Bay - Hyatt & KI Center 

Rothschild/Wausau primary support for 2023 Convention

 

 

Register Now For Your 

"2023 Veterans Avenue of Honor" Banner

 

American Legion Response - Afghanistan Refugees 

Events in Afghanistan - Effects on Veterans

 

 

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Membership Meeting - Tuesday -  June 21 

6:00 pm Social - 7:00 pm Meeting

 

Executive Committe Meeting - 6:30 pm - Monday, July 11 

 

Membership Meeting - Tuesday -  July 19 

6:00 pm Social - 7:00 pm Meeting

 

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Latest News from Post 10

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RestLawn Memorial Day Service

Your Braven and Service Will Never Be Forgotten, In Memory of Many, In Honor of All

 

The Restlawn Memorial Park and the Wausau American Legion Post 10 partnered for the Memorial Day service at the Park on Monday, May 30, 2022. The service included paying tribute to those who gave their lives for our country, those Missing in Action, the Prisoners of War and Veterans that have since passed.

The Restlawn's 2022 Honorees of the Avenue of Flags were LCPL Edward Marcott, First LT Leonard Sperberg, PFC James Strachota and S SGT Norman Winterhoff.

The service also included speakers, a Soloist, Bag Pipes, Echo Taps, Color Guard and Rifle Squad and the Boy Scouts.

On Memorial Day we give thanks for the freedom that we enjoy, because of the brave.

 

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The Wausau Elks Lodge #248 will be celebrating our National Flag on Flag Day, June 14, 2022 with a formal ceremony at the Downtown Wausau 400 Block Amphitheater. 

Joining Exalted Ruler, Solomon King and the Wausau Elks Lodge Officers will be the American Legion Post 10, the VFW Honor Guard, Post 388, the Boy Scouts, soloist Barbara Oelke, and the music of the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir.

Learn the history of our flag, hear the songs of each branch of service, and enjoy presentations by two local veterans: Brad Hanson, News 9 Evening Anchor/USMC and Robert Weller, Commander American Legion, Wausau Post 10. Event will also feature echo taps, played by buglers Jon Greenwood and Dale Osterbrink of the American Legion Honor Guard.

 

 

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Veterans Avenue of Honor

 

Registration Open for "Class of 2023" Banners!

 

Wausau American Legion Post 10 is registering the Banner recipients for the third Veterans Avenue of Honor Class -2023.  Registration is open until April to place your banner, or someone you are honoring on Grand Avenue.

Banners honoring 50 Veterans, each one of the 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.

Now is the time to take advantage of the openings.  To get all the information needed for you to get registered, call Thom Passow at 715-571-7368 or use the link below.

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

 

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_-_2023_Registration.docx

 

 

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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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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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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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