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American Legion Post #125 hosts annual dinner for veterans

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American Legion Post #125 held its annual supper and meeting at the Community Building at the Kiowa County fairgrounds November 11. There were 60 Veterans and guests who attended.

Commander Dan Richards started the evening by welcoming the Veterans and guests, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was held in remembrance of Max Owens and Dick Scott.

Card of Thanks – Areta Blooding-Laird

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Card of Thanks - Areta Blooding-Laird

I am so humbled to have been given a "Quilt of Valor", made by Gloria Peck, Shawn Geist & Marilyn Hagans. This is a prestigious honor and deserving for all veterans.

I feel as if my name was moved to the top of a list to have received such an honor.

The people who put in hours of labor and love to construct these master pieces should be praised. Their time & effort to cut, piece and sew take dedicated commitment. I am sure they would accept any donations as there is always material, thread, etc. needed.

Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute set to honor active military, first responders, and veterans

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The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute, honoring active military, first responders, and veterans, will take place September 11, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for the parade and then from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Prowers County Fairgrounds in Lamar.

The event is the brainchild of Doug Harbour, a Vietnam War veteran and longtime medical technician, who launched it in 2010 to recognize the efforts of first responders and the sacrifices of veterans.


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