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Breaking News:

Friday night dinner specials are back at the Legion. There is also a limited menu available. Serving 5:00-9:00 pm.

The Legion has frozen fish for sale. If you liked the fish we had for the Friday night dinners, you can purchase some from the Legion. Fish is packaged in 10lb boxes and there are 2 boxes per case. You can buy a box or a case. Price is $5.00/lb.

Hawkeye Football is back!

Join us for every game this season. Watch on the big screen. Drink specials during the games. Bring your favorite dish to share!

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BANDS ARE BACK!

CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR PAGE FOR BANDS, DATES & TIMES

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Meetings in August

Auxiliary – 9/5  @ Legion 

Riders 9/6 @ Legion 6:00 PM

SAL 9/19 @ Legion 6:30 PM

All Legion Floor and Board meeting will be held on the 2nd Monday of even numbered months.

Meetings will be held on the main floor of the Legion. 

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A message from our Chaplain:

September 2022

Early in the Second World War, Waverly “Woody” Woodson graduated from OCS, but he was refused a commission. The officer in charge of his OCS class decided Woody wasn’t good enough to be an officer. Since Woody was passed over for an officer’s promotion, he volunteered to be a medic.

On June 6, 1944, Woody landed on Omaha Beach with the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. Woody was wounded while his landing craft was headed to the beach. Despite his wound, during the battle Woody work tirelessly for over 30 hours. During that time, he continuously exposed himself to enemy fire while pulling men to an area of relative safety, then treated their wounds. Not only did Woody treat the wounds of 200 men, he also saved four men from drowning all the while under heavy German fire. He distinguished himself by refusing to give up his efforts to save the lives of the many wounded until he passed out from the loss of blood from his own wound. Woody was among the 300 plus medics that were awarded a bronze star for their actions on D-Day. Woody’s courage and efforts did not go unnoticed, and he was recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest medal for bravery that can be bestowed upon any service member. Despite multiple witnesses of Woody’s Herculean efforts, Woody was passed over for the Medal of Honor.

Woody’s recommendation for the Medal of Honor stated in part that he worked without rest on D-Day saving the lives of many American soldiers without any distinction to one’s rank or race. The recommendation for the CMH came from many of the men he saved that day, among those men was the very officer who refused to sign off for Woody’s commission.

Woody was among a special group of approximately 1,800 men who landed on Omaha Beach, but their actions have been grossly ignored by both history and the US Army. In 1996, the US Army convened a board of inquiry concerning the actions of these 1,800 men specifically as it pertained to the Medal of Honor. Seven of these men were found to have exceeded the standard for this highest honor. Then on January 14, 1997, President Clinton reversed this injustice by awarding seven Medals of Honor earned on Omaha Beach. Sadly, six medals were given posthumously. Unfortunately, Woody was not among these recipients. Who was this special group of Americans? They were African Americans who served their nation with honor. Their collective legacy of honor serving their nation still remains cloaked in racism. They were passed over for this honor only because they were black Americans. Waverly “Woody” Woodson is deserving of this honor, but this over-site began with racism and today I hope racism is not the cause of this egregious over-site. Woody passed away in 2005, still unrecognized for his heroic actions that saved countless American lives both white and black. To Woody they were Americans first, giving no priority based on race or rank.

We as a nation should be proud of Woody and the other million African Americans who served our nation during WW II with honor. At the same time, we should bow our heads in shame and in prayer of gratitude for men like Woody who put not only their nation but other nations’ security before themselves. Returning home after the war to a nation still gagging itself on racism and refusing to give these men and women an equal chance of just being Americans.

I hope I will live long enough to see Waverly Woodson receive the recognition and the Medal of Honor that he earned that day on Omaha Beach. I pray each and every day that racism ends in our nation, and I hope you will join me in those prayers. We are a stronger and better nation because of men and women like CPL Waverly Woodson.

Doug Thompson, Chaplain

 dotandjot@aol.com 

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The Legion would like to thank a few individuals and organizations for their support.

The bar and kitchen staff, the Women’s Auxiliary, and the volunteers that helped make Beef Days another success!

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KITCHEN HOURS:

Breakfast: Due to staffing issues, we will not be open on Monday or Tuesday for breakfast until further notice.

Wednesday-Saturday 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday 8:00 AM- 12:00PM

Please watch the Facebook page and website for the most up to date information.

Dinner- Friday’s only 5:00pm-9:00pm.