News and Upcoming Events
TODAY’S CEREMONY HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS.
LOCATION IS THE COMMUNITY CENTER’S AUDITORIUM. (OLD HIGH SCHOOL)
STARTING TIME WILL REMAIN 9:00 AM
Here is a list of activities before, on and after Memorial Day.
Thursday, May 23rd, 5:00 pm, Set up Avenue of Flags-Oakland Cemetery. Meet at the cemetery.
Monday, May 27th-
8:30 am-Veterans who want to ride down to the Memorial on the bus, meet at the Legion.
9:00 am-Solon American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial monument.
Refreshments after ceremony at Stinocher Post 460, Solon American Legion.
6:00 pm-Sutliff Bridge Memorial Day Ceremony.
Tuesday, May 28th, 5:00 pm- Take down Avenue of Flags-Oakland Cemetery. If flags are wet, we will wait until they dry out. We will post if date changes.
American Legion of Iowa Foundation Golf outing. Contact Larry Swann, or stop into the Legion for a pamphlet, for more information on this great cause. Date is Monday June 17th. Tee off is at 10:00am.
Boys State Participants Needed
We are looking for two participants for Boys State Convention. This is a great experience to learn more about the American Legion and the inter workings of our governmental system. If you, or someone you know, would like more information, contact Jim Leland at 319-530-4152.
A message from our Chaplain:
It looks like winter is about to leave us and soon the warm breath of spring will be here. People will emerge from their winter hibernation. Neighbors will once again be visiting with each other as they prep their yards. They will talk about the harsh winter and their respective plans for the warm weather. Farmers will be busy preparing their equipment as they get ready for the spring planting.
March is also a time when Christians prepare themselves for the greatest of holy days, Easter. Christians use this time of Lent to reconcile with our Lord through various ways. For some it is a solemn time built upon the promise of great joy. The joy of our risen Lord Jesus.
I encourage all of you to take this season of preparation and reflect upon the sacrifices our veterans and current men and women of our military have given to this great nation of ours. Remember, they have served or are serving to protect our freedoms. We don’t ask for praise but we will always accept a silent prayer of thanks.
Doug Thompson, Chaplain Solon American Legion
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