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Commanders Message:

I would like to thank everyone who bought and sold Vernon County tickets.We turned them in at the August Westby County meeting. We will have Post Everlasting Ceremony at 7pm, at next Wednesdays meeting night, with meal afterwards. We are needing volunteers for firing squad for that night.The canoe race on August 24 is looking for volunteers to work. The flag disposal ceremony is in Chaseburg on Sept.11 all are welcome. We are takingcare of the legion table on Sunday for Vernon County fair in September,call me if interested.

Mike Miller, Commander Post 116


Congress and the White House agree to expand definition of war eras to include all who served since Dec. 7, 1941.

More than 1,600 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were killed or wounded in periods of time not designated as war eras since the end of World War II. The newly signed Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded. The LEGION Act offers American Legion membership eligibility to any U.S. military veteran who served at least one day of active military duty since Dec. 7, 1941, and was honorably discharged or is serving now. The act also affects membership in the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, expanding eligibility for those groups, as well.

Coon Valley/Westby Legion Baseball - July Daily Raffle Winners (note formatting issues!)

July 1 Tammy Kjos, Westby

July 19 Holly Olerud, Onalaska

July 2 Mary Strangstalien, Westby

July 20 Amy Evenstad, Coon Valley

July 3 Lee Nerison, Westby

July 21 Sarah Lendosky, Fennimore

July 4 George Narvestad, Westby

July 22 Liz Helwig, Coon Valley

July 5 Roger Anderson, Coon Valley

July 23 Marilyn Jones, LaCrosse

July 6 Gus Gilbertson, Buffalo City

July 24 Barry Bergum, Coon Valley

July 7 Jeff Milutinovich, Coon Valley

July 25 John Blihovde, Westby

July 8 Dawn Haakenson, Westby

 July 26 Jeremiah Krause, Westby

July 9 Jesse Servais, LaCrosse

July 27 Sonja Hooverson, Westby

July 11 Gary Daines, Westby

July 28 Cindy Jefson, Westby

July 12 Margery Haakenstad, Westby

July 29 Richard Schultz, Chaseburg

July 13 Marie Cimino, Westby

July 30 Robert Pederson, Coon Valley

July 14 Kevin Steenberg, Westby

July 31 Carol Sorenson, Westby

July 15 Garrick Olerud, Westby

July 16 Ron Paulsrud, Westby

July 17 Fred Rogers, Westby

July 18 David Anderson, Westby

Details, Details, Details….


By now, you should be receiving your membership renewal notice for the 2020 membership year. Please attend to renewing your membership as soon as possible. If you have a computer, tablet or smart phone, you can renew online at or if that is more convenient for you. The "Renew" tab is at the top of the web page. You can use the online renewal feature to submit payment of your annual membership dues, set your account up for automatic renewal using your credit or debit card and to eliminate paper renewal notices by setting your account to have your renewal notices delivered via e-mail.

The American Legion remains the most powerful voice in America on behalf of Veterans, their families and communities across the nation. By renewing your membership, you are helping to ensure that Veterans’ continue to receive the benefits that they are entitled to.

Paid up for Life!  See here! for PDF file to download

New membership 2020 year starts, please pay your dues on-line on or mail in at the below address, pay them right away, then your done with it!! Or you can pay at the monthly meeting!

Please make your check payable to C.V. Legion Post 116 in theamount of $40.00 and send to: Coon Valley American Legion Post 116, PO Box 314, Coon Valley, WI 54623

Membership Totals to Date

2020 Paid Membership -    32                                                     2020 Membership Goal– - 186

Bucket Drawing: 

no bucket draw

50/50 Drawing: no 50/50

Adjutant Notes

American Flags For Sale From The Legion

Don’t forget that Post 116 has flags available for sale to any member as well as anyone in our Community or beyond. This can be a great fundraiser for the American Legion so spread the word and don’t forget the Legion when you need to order a flag. The 3’ x 5’ flags are $25.00.

Proper Disposal Of The American Flag

There is a proper ceremony for the disposal of the American Flag, which usually involves collecting up all of the unserviceable flags, an inspection by the Sergeant at Arms followed by burning. Such an event will be held on September 11th at Chaseburg Post 202 and  Hillsboro Vernon County Meeting

. We had our flags retired at this ceremony. We collect flags from throughout the community through our flag disposal drop box. It is located in the parking lot at the southwest corner of the banquet hall. Please use this for disposing your flags and let your friends and neighbors know about this as well.



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