Let us remember and never forget what the Kimball American Legion Post 261 has meant and done for the community.
• Chartered Aug. 1, 1920
• First Memorial Day Service 1920
• Auxiliary chartered in 1922
• Baseball Team 1922
• Clubroom built in 1949
There are only two years left until our 100th birthday celebration. It would be a crying shame if that doesn’t happen. Why? The things you all take for granted in life are Legion-related-only! How is that you ask?
• Only a Legionnaire can lead a parade with the American flag.
• It is the veterans at your local Legion who replace and retire the flags at our local cemeteries. Which is something you probably didn’t even notice. The flags get retired each year on our Flag Day Ceremony.
• I wonder where the baseball park came from. Ask your elders, they will tell you. This Legion Club donated the land that is now the baseball field.
• For our schools, the Legion provides color guard at sporting events, money for the trophy cases, new scoreboard, new wrestling mats, Boys State and Girls State, Kimball Robotics team, sports boosters, and Kimball Area Food Shelf.
• We have held many successful benefits for Kimball area patrons with illnesses or who are in need of food, clothing, etc.
• We are currently holding a fundraiser for our community library on Sunday, May 20.
The list goes on and on. Yes, it’s a lot of hard work and sometimes sacrifice, but in the end, it’s all worth it. So, if you have served in the military or have a mom, dad, or grandparent who served, you qualify for membership and the great opportunity to let this Legion Club live another 100 years.
We should appreciate the support of the Kimball area community and Kimball Legion Post members.
For God and country,
Commander Jim Herda
President Cindy May