Legion, scouts to prepare for Memorial Day
American Legion Post 22 re-established its Sons of the American Legion squadron with the installation of officers May 14, with state Cmdr. Douglas Evans present.
David Schneider was elected commander; Richard Soyez, vice commander; Gary Chaput, adjutant; Marlin Buchholz, finance officer; Alex “Casey” Case, sergeant-at-arms; and Roger Hannaford, chaplain.
The group also had a barbecue dinner before the meeting.
Anyone interested in joining Sons of the American Legion can contact Schneider at (620) 381-3962 or Chaput at (620) 382-2754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post 22 and its affiliated groups, as well as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, will set out flags for Memorial Day weekend at Marion Cemetery.
Small American flags will be placed at each veteran’s grave site marker and large American flags will be put up on the Avenue of Flags for Memorial Day. The groups will meet at 5 p.m. Friday at the Civil War Memorial to put out small flags. Any other volunteers are welcome.
Large flags will be set up at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. All the flags will be taken down at 3 p.m. Monday.