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April 27, 2017 • Vol. 94, No. 4 “For God & Country”

Badger &“Wisconsin”

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Official Publications of The Wisconsin American Legion Family

The mission of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin is to provide service to veterans, their families and their communities.

62nd Annual American Legion King Pilgrimage The 62nd Annual American Legion King Day Pilgrimage will be held on Sunday, June 18th at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin. American Legion, Legion Riders, Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion members from across the state, as well as their guests, will visit King and participate in a picnic with members of the Veterans Home. The general public is also invited and encouraged to attend. Musical entertainment will be provided from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. A delicious charcoal broiled chicken dinner will be served by American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 161 with service to begin at 10:30 AM and continuing until sold out. Cost per meal is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 per child 12 and under. Meal tickets can be purchased on the day of the event. Immediately following lunch will be the traditional King Day parade consisting of Legion Riders, District and Department officers, 40 et 8 Voiture Locomotives, the Marathon High School Drum and Bugle Corps, Color Guards, Honor Guards, and Drill Teams. Following the parade will be a formal program featuring Department Commander Daniel J. Seehafer. “We hope you can join us and help make this a wonderful day for the members of the Wisconsin Veterans Home,” said Committee Chairman and 8th District Commander James Young of Memorial Post No. 63 in Clintonville. “I’m hoping American Legion members will make a special effort to represent their posts at the 62nd Annual King Day and I encourage all Legion Family and community members to join us for this spectacular day.” he added. A table will be set up in the park

where volunteers can receive assignments to assist members of the Veterans Home to join the outside festivities. “This is an excellent way to make a new friend and meet new

people.” said Young. If you have any questions about the annual American Legion Pilgrimage on Sunday, June 18th, please call Chairman Young at (920) 450-5287.

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Annual Pilgrimage The American Legion & American Legion Auxiliary Sons of The American Legion American Legion Riders

Sunday | June 18, 2017 This event is sponsored by the 8th District American Legion 10am - 1pm

Music in the park by the KNX band

10:30am

Charcoal broiled chicken dinner will be served to King members in the park. (In case of inclement weather, food will be served in the dining rooms.) King members must wear their colored name tags. Non-members may purchase a meal for $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under.

1pm

Parade around the grounds starting at OlsonHall and ending past Ainsworth Hall.

1:30pm

Raffle

2pm

Formal program.

Refreshments and food will be available at the concession stand in the park. Cake, ice cream and coffee will be served to members in all the buildings in celebration of this special event. Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary.

Please make checks payable to ALA Unit 161 and send donations to: Nancy Neuroth N2710 Lind Lane | Waupaca, WI 54981. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Marden Multi-Purpose Room. Smoking at WVH-King is limited to outdoor designated smoking areas only. SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE PARK. N2665 County Road QQ | King, WI 54946 | www.WisVets.com

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Veterans, their families and their communities.

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