Post 21 Color Guard was honored to present our nations colors at St Joseph Catholic Academies Honor Wall Dedication. Color Guard members Phillip Morris, Milt Dean, John Argust, and Paul Ciarelli agreed that the new memorial to veteran alumni of St Joe’s was impressive and much appreciated by local veterans. Here are some photo’s of the event taken by Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente.

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It’s Never Too Soon to Think About Golf, so take an early look at your 2023 Calendars and daydream a little!

SECOND ANNUAL 

PAUL HERRICK MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING

30 July 2023

Maplecrest Country Club

9401 18th St, Kenosha WI  53144

This past Monday, April 25th, the Post was fortunate to host two of our active duty members. Coincidentally, they are sisters! ALA member Wendy Smith daughters Army Specialist Samantha Nicole Smith and Marine DI Sargent Gabrielle Renea Ortega were both home at the same time. That has to be rare (but hopefully not in Wendy’s case)! Thanks for stopping by.

Wendy provided some other photos as well…

It’s always great to hear about our active duty members, but this one is extra awesome. ALA Member Wendy Smiths daughter Gabrelle had her 1st day as a DI 3-18-22 @ MCRD San Diego. They called her “The Scary Hat”. Mom’s pretty proud, and so are we!

Congratulations to The American Legion, Kenosha Post 21 Finance Officer and Judge Advocate, Steve Tindall for his selection as Kenosha’s 1st Quarter 2022 Hometown Hero. The event last night during the City Council Meeting was attended by his family, friends and fellow Legionaries. Well deserved, Steve!

Contest Winners with American Legion Dept of WI Commander Greg Eirich and Post 21 Commander Thomas Visintainer

Congratulations to Elijah Bogar, Katelynn Ripper, and Joshua Cao, our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners respectively. We were proud to have these three outstanding youths read their winning entries at our Pearl Harbor / Paul Herrick Memorial Service. The prizes were $500.00, $300.00, and $200 for the three high school students.

The American Legion, Wisconsin State Commander, Greg Eirich who traveled from Sheboygan for the days events, presented the awards. The commander gave a well received talk on leadership and the Legions Four Pillars of Service.

On hand to congratulate the winners was State Representative Samantha Kerkman who talked with the winners and their families at length.

It could be argued that writing (communications) is the most important tool of a leader. The simple act of deciding to do so by entering this contest is a good indication that we are dealing with future leaders of business / and or our communities. Seeing future leaders conversing with these two current leaders was a very welcome site, and a highlight of the evening.

We want to note that there was only one entry from a middle school student. We did not distinguish between age or school groups in this, our first year of having this contest. In that light, an Honorable Mention goes to 6th Grader Ryleigh Konitzer for her well done entry.

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Photo Credits: County Adjutant, Michael Hellquist

I am proud to announce that our Commander, Thomas J Visintainer Sr. has been selected as Kenosha’s Hometown Hero for the 4th Quarter, 2021. The Commander will be presented with the award on Monday, Dec 20th, 2021 at the beginning of the Common Council Meeting in Room 300 of City Hall at 7:00pm. Stop by and show your support for “Woody” and wear your Legion Cover to show support for The American Legion.