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A YEAR IN REVIEW AMERICAN LEGION POST 121 - 2021

The ability to adapt to challenges is ingrained in those who have served in the military. While Covid-19 brought challenges to our Post in 2020-2021, the limitations it imposed did not bring a halt to our commitment to veterans, youth, and the broader community that we serve. Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of our members as well as area friends, we were able to not just survive but to thrive. A few highlights are below.

✪ Provided military rites at 31 veteran funerals

✪ Placed Memorial Day flags at area cemeteries

✪ Presented Memorial Day colors, rifle salute, and taps at area cemeteries

✪ Presented Veterans Day colors, rifle salute, and taps at all local schools

✪ Delivered fruit baskets to “shut-in” veterans on Veterans Day

✪ Conducted official flag retirement ceremony for River Falls Community

✪ Distributed more than $30,000 to various causes including:

✪ Veterans in need and their families

✪ Scholarships

✪ School and youth programs

✪ Funding for extracurricular activities for area youth in need

✪ School backpack program

✪ Big Brothers/Big Sisters

✪ Christmas gifts for four veteran families totaling over $3,600

✪ State level Americanism programs

✪ Sponsored 3 blood drives, collecting 472 units of blood from 439 donors

✪ Presented school medal awards to 4 students

✪ Sponsored legion junior and senior baseball teams

✪ Sponsored local cub scout pack

✪ Provided medical equipment lending for those in need

✪ Sponsored 3 blood drives, collecting 472 units of blood from 439 donors

✪ Presented school medal awards to 4 students

✪ Held community care package drive for deployed troops

✪ Developed and implemented a Leadership & Character Development Program at Meyer Middle School

✪ Sponsored a community breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

✪ Provided virtual membership meetings

✪ Provided facility use for community and veteran groups

✪ Held community care package drive for deployed troops

✪ Honored & Celebrated 100th Birthdays of two post members

✪ Attained all-time high in membership for the 6th year in a row!

While the effects of the pandemic continued to effect normal operations of Post 121 in 2021 our members and the surrounding community continued to show it's undying support for veterans and servicemembers in our community.

Thank you all!

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Fletcher-Pechacek

American Legion Post 121

701 North Main Street

P.O. Box 121

River Falls, WI 54022

715-426-0723

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