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July 16, 2015 • Vol. 92, No. 6 “For God & Country”

Badger &“Wisconsin”

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.

Post No. 1881 Calls Concordia University Wisconsin Home

Concordia University Wisconsin is located in Mequon and proud to call American Legion Post No. 1881 home. An installation ceremony back in April for the state’s newest post attracted veterans from all over. With more than 100 people in attendance, it was a sign of the excitement so many are feeling, including Eduardo Garza, the newly elected, first commander of the post and director of veteran services for the University. “I think ‘God and Country’ pretty much says it all. Concordia is a Christian-based institution of higher learning with a mission to serve others, and that’s what we want to do with this new Legion post,” said Garza. The post took part in Operation Falcon Support recently in which hundreds of items were donated at all of Concordia’s Center locations across Wisconsin. The items are being shipped overseas for a student soldier and his unit who are sta-

tioned in Afghanistan as part of the 952nd Combat Engineer Division. “We remember and appreciate what the troops are doing for our nation. We are going to support

our Wisconsin troops, until they all come home,” said Garza. Concordia is the first university in the state to have an American Legion Post on a college campus.

An Honor Guard from the Peter Wollner Post No. 288 in Cedarburg presents the Colors at the Chartering and Installation Ceremony held at Concordia University in Mequon for newly formed Post No. 1881. Post No. 288 of Cedarburg donated a number of items and accoutrements to the newly organized post to assist in their creation.

Greenwood Legion Dedicates New Memorial

On May 25, 2015, as part of their Memorial Day ceremony, Post No. 238 in Greenwood dedicated a new Monument in memory of the military personnel who never returned from war. These veterans were in WW I, WW2 and the Vietnam conflict. Guest speaker for the event at the Greenwood High School and Greenwood Cemetery was former WDVA Secretary Raymond Boland, who also served thirty years in the Wisconsin Army Guard and regular Army forces. In his address, Colonel Boland stressed the importance (Continued on Page 7)

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