Meeting Minutes

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary met on October 2nd.

On October 19th Auxiliary once again sponsored the chili supper from 4 to 7 at the American Legion building on Stafford Street in Plymouth.

A new event took place for Plymouth area youth on October 29th. The event was primarily the idea of several American Legion Family Forward (ALFF) which includes the Legion, Women’s Auxiliary, SAL(Sons of American Legion) and the Legion Riders. The event was called Trunk or Treat.

Nine Legion and Auxiliary members decorated their cars for Halloween and handed out treats from the trunks of the vehicles.

One Legion and Auxiliary member decorated their motor bike so it looked like a giant bumble bee. One van was decked out like a cemetery complete with eerie ghosts and spider webs.

Legion and Auxiliary members dressed in costumes including Red Riding Hood, five witches, Merlin the Wizard, a line man and a hippie along with several others.

Over 200 children came to or Trunk or Treat at the American Legion Building in Plymouth. Children participated in games inside the Legion building and learned about some safety tips for Trick or Treating.

Zoe the K9 Police dog attended the event along with the Plymouth Fire Department.

The Josh dog was there as well so people could learn about Josh Dog Project for children of soldiers who have deployed overseas.

Angela an Auxiliary member of Unit 75 in Fond du lac and also a member of the Legion Post 243 in Plymouth, attended with her therapy dog Echo. She explained how therapy dogs help veterans with PTSD.

The goal of the Trunk and Treat project is to help children have a safe Halloween as well as promoting activities the Legion and Auxiliary do for the community. Everyone had a great time while learning how to be safe during Trick or Treat.

The Legion and Auxiliary are both preparing for Veterans Day. Veterans Day is November 11th.

Veteran’s Day, also known as Armistice Day, was when a temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany began on the 11th hour of the 11 day of the 11th month in 1918.

“The Great War” officially ended with the treaty of Versailles which was signed in Versailles, France. June 28, 1918.

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

On this Veteran’s Day please take a moment to remember those who fought for America and our freedom. Many veterans paid the ultimate price as they served in our Nation’s military. Take time out to thank or help a veteran this Veteran’s Day.

The Auxiliary will be meeting on November 6th at 6:30 and the Auxiliary is planning a Christmas get together in December 4th.

If you are interested in joining the American Legion Unit 243 in Plymouth please contact: Ann Kaczkowski phone number 920-698-0240.

Respectfully by, Kathy Doebert Americanism Chair

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