On Saturday, January 26, 2019 the American Legion in Manhattan, KS had very important guest.
During the event several of the veterans told stories about what it was like during the battle.
The American Legion Riders served lunch to the veterans, their family and guest.
We look forward to seeing our veterans next year. Continue reading
There was enough food donated to serve 600 complete turkey dinners to Fort Riley families.
The Manhattan (Post 17) and the Chapman (Post 240) contributed the 600 bags of marshmallows for the dinners. Continue reading
The last 5 or 6 years we have had the party at Keith and Sandy’s home, but this year the weather wasn’t cooperating.
So instead we had it at the legion. Continue reading
The American Legion riders were responsible for purchasing, preparing and serving all our guest for the three days. That included two breakfast meals, one lunch meal and two dinner meals.
27 riders participated during the weekend with a total of 23 man hours. Continue reading
The Battle of the Bulge was from December 16, 1945 until January 25, 1945. It was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.
You never get tired of listening to the veterans stories. They have experienced things you could never imagine. Some stories are really funny, but there are also so many sad stories. It is especially interesting to hear these stories from the veterans themselves.
Wreaths are placed on every military gravesites.
“Wreaths Across America holds simultaneous observances in more than 1,200 locations in all 50 states and 24 national veteran cemeteries on foreign soil. The intent is to remind people that “Every Stone Has a Story” and to teach younger generations about the value of honoring those who sacrificed
to protect America’s freedoms. The organization’s motto is “Remember, Honor, Teach.”—–jcpost.com Continue reading
Some of the presents got snatched up a couple of times and that makes for an exciting time. The rule is after a gift has been snatched three times, it stays with that person.
Our group always has a good time together. Continue reading