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Local Author Book Signing at American Legion Open House

During our open house, on Saturday, December 4th between 2 and 5 PM, Local authors Joe Campolo Jr., Richard Bell 9 (and another local veteran author) will be signing copies of their books on Sunday.

Visit Joe’s website here for more information and more dates: https://namwarstory.com/events/

Pearl Harbor / Paul Herrick Remembrance Open House

Post 21 will open it’s doors to all citizens of Kenosha, and to our brothers and sisters from all veteran groups, on December 4th, 2021 from 10 am to 3pm, and on Sunday December 5th from 12pm to 4pm.

Current Exhibits

  • A Museum quality World War II / Military exhibit presented by Historic Military Impressions.
  • Essay Contest Finalists entries display.
  • A display honoring 74 of the Marines who perished aboard the USS Arizona along with Paul Herrick.
  • Saturday Dec 4th at Noon – Steven Tindall will give an oral presentation on the Arizona Marines
  • Saturday December 4th at 1:00 pm- Carl Bogar will give oral presentation providing context for his museum display.

Award Presentation & Memorial Service

Our Remembrance Ceremony will take place on December 7th:

  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm Paul Herrick Blvd. Dedication
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm General gathering open to the public.
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm Ceremony and essay winners announced.

We are proud to announce that Mayor John Antaramian and Post 21 Commander Thomas J. Visintainer Sr. will be dedicating 58th Street between the lake and the Sheridan Road as “Paul E. Herrick Blvd”. During the ceremony later that evening, they will be presenting the Essay Contest Awards.

2021 Veterans Day Program

What: American Legion Family – Veterans Day Celebration

When: Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. to Noon. 

  • 10:15 Flanders Field Ceremony.  
  • Rendering of Honors at 11:00 sharp.  
  • Coffee and Donuts before the ceremony, and a light lunch starting at 11:15

Where: 504 58th St., Kenosha – Paul Herrick Post 21 

Please consider supporting our sponsors:

Commander Tom Announces the Production Line

The first Post 21 Production Line (non) meeting was a success last night.

If you didn’t get the email, we are having an informal meeting each Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:pm to talk about post improvement, our goals or just some sea/war stories. If we’re talked out, there are some old fashioned games or we can watch a movie. Anything goes.

Hope to see you next week.

IMPORTANT: If you are a member and youvdidn’t get the email, contact me and I’ll get you on the list.

Veteran Owned / Friendly Businesses

40 YEAR POST MEMBER DONATES ARTWORK

Randolph Granger joined Post 21 forty years ago to help a friend work Kenosha’s 4th of July fireworks display which was performed by Post 21 at the time.  He remembers those days fondly.  He had been at the post previously, “as a kid” when the Post hosted teen dances.

Randy Granger with his latest donation

At our August member meeting Randy presented the post with the pictured artwork which is a signed pen and ink drawing of the USS Arizona (BB-39) Underway.  The work was created on the 40th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. In the past, he also donated other items, such as another framed picture of the Arizona Memorial, a picture of a funeral caisson, and a Legion Police Badge.   The Grangers have a long legacy in the Legion as Randy’s

father used to write articles for The American Legion Magazine.Randy and his wife Lori, a US Army veteran herself, are currently downsizing and thought that Post 21 was the right place for it. Randy assured us he will come down from time to time to visit us and have a look at a favorite old picture. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Granger!

Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Noon on Oct 12, 2021

Be a part of Across The Pond Veterans Park by becoming a park sponsor. Donate and have an engraved paver or tile displayed at the park

US Flag Retirement Drop Off Sites.

The following local business will accept US Flags ready for retirement.
§ Friends Hobby Shop / 8501 75th Street / 262 671-0131
§ Franks Diner / 508 58th Street / 262.657.1017 | 262.359.0053

Post 21 has a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day.

Events

Recent Posts

Chaplain’s Corner

Our post Chaplain, David DeBerge, has a youtube channel!  He interviewed our Post Finance Officer, Tom Visintainer on July 25th. It’s very informative!  Check it out here!
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Check out David’s recent  “Voice of the People” entry here:  Kenosha News VotP.
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Dave’s Youtube channel is here:Make a Choice to Rejoice

Did this site pique your interest about The American Legion?

Take the next step and make muster at one of our monthly meetings. They are on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm. We'd sure like to hear a NEW sea/war story or two.​​​​​​​ Here's a link to some of the benefits of membership...

Call For Content!!

Do you have a little Lois Lane or Jimmy Olsen in you, or a little bit of both? If you have articles, pictures, or ideas on what should or could be on YOUR website, please use the "Contact Us" page to, well, contact us about it!
By the way, we are looking for a few good veterans!

More information about Pvt. Paul E. Herrick

Missing Marines - The author of the Missing Marines website has a link to a book he wrote at the top of the page. Give that link a click, it looks very interesting.

USS Arizona.org

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