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National POW/MIA Recognition Day PDF Print E-mail

POW FlagObservances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans' facilities. It is traditionally observed on the third Friday in September each year. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families' POW/MIA flag. The others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.


As part of National POW-MIA Day, Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans Advisory Council hosted an official POW-MIA ceremony to honor United States Military prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

Alaska Veteran Elected Leader of The American Legion PDF Print E-mail

National Commander Jimmie L. FosterMILWAUKEE (Sept. 2, 2010) – A retired U.S. Army and Marine Corps veteran has been elected national commander of the nation’s largest veterans organization.


Delegates to The American Legion’s 92nd National Convention here chose Jimmie L. Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, to lead the 2.5 million-member organization of wartime veterans for a one-year term.


A native of Delaware, Okla., Foster is a 1972 graduate of Northeastern A&M College in Miami, Okla., with a degree in agriculture education.  After working in the textiles and grocery business, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. from 1973 to 1976. Following a short break in service, he reenlisted in the U.S. Army, ultimately retiring with 20 years of military service on Aug. 1, 1994 as the chief legal noncommissioned officer at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Membership Shout Out PDF Print E-mail

Membership LogoMembership LogoGifford Post 181 and Christmas Post 328 were the first posts to reach their 100% membership goal this year. Well ahead of schedule, both posts reached this milestone on the same day: September 1, 2010. Congratulations to both posts for a job well done!


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