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March 17, 2016 • Vol. 93, No. 3 “For God & Country”

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1. Log onto wilegion.org and click on “Renew Online” 2. Enter your name and member ID number 3. Pay with MasterCard, Visa or Discover That’s it! You’re done. You will receive your new membership card in the mail. No more renewal notices. No more stamps.

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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.

Please Support The Legacy Scholarship Fund Sweepstakes The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin is holding their annual sweepstakes to benefit the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. The Fund provides college scholarships for children who have had a parent killed in the war on terror since September 11, 2001. Thousands of families with children have lost a parent since September 2001. This has resulted in thousands of children 18 years and younger who are now in a single parent family. Conservative estimates are that costs will increase 5% per year. That means that in 16 years the most affordable college education will be $94,332! The mission of this scholarship is to ensure that higher education will be a reality for these families! Last year Wisconsin raised over $59,000 which was included in the

more than $1,000,000 total collected. This year we will be working in conjunction with Commander Dale Oatman’s Run for Pride with a goal of $59,600, $1.00 for each member of the Wisconsin American Legion. This April, 12 sweepstakes entry forms will be sent to all Legion Posts, Auxiliary Units, and SAL Detachments across the state. A donation of $5 each, 6 entry forms for $20 or all 12 entry forms for $25 is encouraged. A reply envelope will be provided for your convenience. We encourage every Post, Unit and Squadron to return your forms with a donation to help support the Legacy Scholarship Fund. The awards are 1st–$1,000, 2nd– $500, 3rd–$250, 4th–$100, 5th through 7th–$50 each. The drawing will be held on Sunday, August 14th, 12:00 Noon at Post No. 59 in Stoughton, 803 N. Page Street.

If you would like to help Commander Dale and the American Legion Riders help the children of America’s fallen service members by distributing additional entry forms to your friends, family, co-workers or fellow Legion Family members please contact Bob Lloyd at (608) 873-5926 or lloyd2364@sbcglobal.net. In 2016, our goal is to raise over $450,000 nationwide. We are asking the Wisconsin American Legion Family to rally together and support this most worthy cause. Please make your check payable to ALRA of WI and mail to: C/O Bob Lloyd, P.O. Box 16, Stoughton, WI 53589. Visit www.alrawis.org for official rules. Bob Lloyd, Past State President American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin

Annual LINCOLN Pilgrimage

PULL-OUT FEATURING... WISCONSIN’S CANDIDATE FOR NATIONAL COMMANDER

DENISE H. ROHAN

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO

EINAR H. INGMAN, JR. 1929 - 2015 Medal of Honor Recipient

Auxiliary President Laura Calteux and Department Commander Dale Oatman rub the nose of a statue of Abraham Lincoln for good luck during the Lincoln Pilgrimage, which took place on February 12th.

March 2016 cover  
March 2016 cover  

Veterans serving Veterans, their families and their communities

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