Post 42 - the veterans of Townsend, Mont., give thanks to our community

Townsend, MT

This Veterans Day, Broadwater American Legion Post 42 celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony that was attended by both veterans and Townsend community members, 60-70 in all. The ceremony was conducted by post and Auxiliary officers and included guest speaker Julie Dooling, our District 70 House legislator, who told us about her military family tradition and
about several of her family members who served during wartime. Post 42 Family speakers included Tony Wagner, filling in for our post commander, David Corner, post adjutant, Debbie Westfall, Auxiliary president, Janet Wagner, finance officer and woman veteran, and Post 42 member James Swan. Prayers were led by Larry Westfall, post chaplain, and Judy Lund, Auxiliary chaplain.
During the ceremony, we asked for Townsend community members to share a little about the veterans in their family and honor them.
The ceremony ended with membership awards given to 12 Legionnaires for their service. One of our members, Martin Clark, received an award for 45 years of membership in The American Legion!
When the ceremony ended all were rewarded with a build-a-burger lunch. The cost of the meal was covered by donations.
We would like to thank all those who attended and hope to see you and maybe even more of our community at our next military ceremony!

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