The Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post 457, Mequon-Thiensville, will be holding a special presentation open to the public on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The subject is the history of the Blue Star Service Flag.
This date is also in observance of the 99th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion.
Local military veterans and their families are especially invited to attend, not only for the presentation, but also to visit the new Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post 457 facility. , Please note the following details:
Program: "PRIDE OF OUR NATION"
GUEST SPEAKER RALPH SIMONEAU
U.S. MARINE AND SURVIVOR OF THE BATTLE OF IWO JIMA
Ralph Simoneau landed on Iwo Jima with the first wave of Marines at 9:04 a.m. on February 19, 1945. in one of the most legendary battles in Marine Corp history, He would survive some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific during WWII.
Come join us for a special event as we are honored to have Mr. Simoneau share his memories of the Battle of Iwo Jima and the months he spent on the Japanese mainland as part of the American occupation force.
In addition, on behalf of the Mequon-Thiensville American Legion Post 457 and in acknowledgment of the 100th anniversary of the end of “The Great War”, Mark and Kristine Hutson will speak about an American Service Flag home front tradition that has spanned every war since WWI and share their world class collection of Gold and Blue Star flags and memorabilia.
Come Join Us on Saturday, March 10, 2018
Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post
6050 W. Mequon Road
Open to the Public
Viewing 11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Guest Speaker 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone Bev Green, Mequon American Legion