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Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2295 gathered at the post home for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 1. Service Officer Charles Roberts opened the meeting with an opening prayer, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, which was led by Post Commander Terry Chamberlain. The minutes from the July 11 meeting were read and approved by the membership. A treasurers’ report and listing of bills were presented, and members approved the report and payment of bills. Members then welcomed Ralph Ruggles, who was presented as a new member to Post 2295. In new business, Commander Chamberlain reported that KimBucks Catering would no longer be able to furnish food for the monthly meeting meal. In the interim, Chamberlain arranged for the August meal with Kirbys. After discussion by the members, a motion was approved to enlist Dutch Heddinger and John VanOosbree to arrange the meal for the September membership meeting. Correspondence in the form of a thank you card was received from the Roger Hankey family for the military honors provided by the VFW for the funeral for Orville Hankey. After discussion by the members, a vote was taken to approve the sale of fireworks in 2019 at the Post Home, as was done this past Summer. Commander Chamberlain advised the members that Veterans are needed for the Color Guard and opening ceremonies at the High School Football games this season. The first home game will be August 24. Additionally, VFW members will perform the annual flag-raising ceremonies at the Emmetsburg Catholic School on Thursday, August 23, and also demonstrate Flag Etiquette to the students. In another item of business, Commander Chamberlain reported that he has application forms for members interested in future Freedom flights to Washington, DC for Viet Nam and World War II veterans. It was also noted that Veterans’ Day will be observed at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Monday, August 13 and all veterans will be admitted free to the State Fair on that day. With no further business, Service Officer Roberts offered a closing prayer to adjourn the meeting. VFW?Post 2295 members will meet next on Wednesday, September 5 at the Post Home. Report submitted by Post Adjutant Gary Leonard.


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