Honoring Veterans in Saguache Today
This Sunday, November 11 is Veterans Day. So if you’re looking for a way to honor those who served, then please join the American Legion on November 11 for their Military History Power Point Presentation, starting at 4 p.m. The event takes place at the Saguache Community Building at Otto Mears Park. In addition to the presentation, there will be a display of vintage military memorabilia and a silent auction.
A chili dinner will follow, starting at 5 p.m. The meal will be served with cornbread, salad, dessert and drinks provided by the American Legion Garcia Post 110 and the Women’s Auxiliary. The cost for dinner will be a free-will donation. If you would like to assist with activities or donations of food please call (515) 480-1636.
In other Veterans news, the local post is also looking to expand the tribute at the cemetery, according to member Terry Gillette, who reported via the Saguache Today Facebook Page. “If you have information on any of the local Vets we have lost abroad and buried outside the area please forward to us. Thank You.”
Folks can send info to; Garcia Post 110, PO Box 395, Saguache, Co 81149. Or e-mail, Terry Gillette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the American Legion?
Sometimes traditions can evoke questions and this time of year, one of those inquiries is “What is the American Legion?” According to their website, The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with nearly 2 million members and more than 12,000 posts in communities throughout America. In Saguache, that local post is known at the American Legion Garcia Post 110.
The American Legion, established by an act of Congress in 1919, was instrumental in getting the original GI Bill through Congress and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here are some other fast Facts provided by the agency. Be sure to honor those who served this Sunday, November 11, Veterans Day.