Commander Larry Banister and wife Mary Ann breaking down pallets


Celebrating 100 years of serving our veterans

Huntington, IN

To participate in the local Heritage Days events, Huntington (Ind.) Post 85 chose to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of The American Legion. Legion, Sons and Auxiliary members spent weeks preparing for their parade entry. The effort was co-chaired by the Sons' Jerry Brumbaugh and Auxiliary's Teresa Bartrom, who engaged the help of volunteers from post members and included donated pallets for construction as well as purchased supplies and commercial decorations.
The crowd was very appreciative of the efforts, and most stood as the float passed with its veterans and colorful flags on board.
The float will also be entered in the fall parade, which is held on Veterans Day 2019.
Post Commander Larry Banister expressed appreciation of the pride and efforts displayed by Post 85 members who continue to serve and care for their veterans and families.

Jerry Brumbaugh constructing bracing

Karen and Kevin Smith with Kristi Young painting supports

Jerry Grover, Karen and Kevin Smith prepping pallets. JJ

JJ Jackson, Terri Bartrom and Courtney Quintano attaching skirting

Preparing arch

Pallet work by Larry and Mary Ann Banister

Balloon Prep Deb VanMeter, Mary Ann Banister, Marsha Dalton, Gloria Wilson

ready to go

Parade Day
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