Post Activities

Fall District 3 Meeting

October 27, 2018, Post 113 hosted the Fall District 3 meeting. Members and leadership from the District 3 posts, auxiliary, and SAL were well represented.

District 3 Commander Mike Severson Officiated
POW-MIA Table — Present at All American Legion Meetings

September 22, 2018 — Post 113 Chaplain Thom Juul Congratulates Post 113/Sqdn. 113 Dual Member PFC Justin G. Juul at His Graduation From Marine Corps Boot Camp MCRD San Diego

Meridian Mayor Tammy Proclaims September 18, 2018

Mt. View High School Toros American Legion Baseball Team Day.




Post 113 Commander Matt Wrobel Presented a Brass Bell to the Idaho Department

Matthew Wrobel realized that many of the grommets attached to U.S. flags were made of brass. After retiring nearly 3,000 flags in less than two years, Wrobel had 22 pounds of brass and an idea.

He had a bell cast from the grommets and presented it to Department of Idaho leadership during its 100th convention.

“It was very emotional to see my idea come to life. But the greatest gift I was given in this was hearing the bell ring when the gavel struck it,” said Wrobel, Department of Idaho membership chairman and commander of Post 113 in Meridian. “My heart filled with pride and my eyes filled with tears of joy to see something so beautiful rise from the ashes of our flag disposals.”

Wrobel presented a bell cast from the grommets of 1,500 American flags to Department Commander George Woodman on July 13; also present were National Commander Denise H. Rohan, Past National Commander Alan G. Lance and National Judge Advocate Kevin Bartlett.

Another bell was cast from the remaining grommets and given to Wrobel by the company in Indiana who made it.

“Every time I look across my living room and see the bell it gives me goosebumps. It also brings memories of the different flag disposals that we performed to collect the material to create it,” Wrobel said.

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Post 113 Hosted the Idaho Department  100th Anniversary Convention Luau

Luau Guest of Honor
Plenty of food for All












There’s Not Enough Mental Floss!




Veteran’s Honor Flight

On June 12, the Post 113 Honor Guard participated in the Veterans Honor Flight at Western Aircraft located at the Boise Airport. Flights for eight veterans were graciously provided by pilots Mike Somers and Tom Dick in the vintage Stearman biplane. Honor Guard members participating were (Lt-Rt) Don Burton, Jack Youngs, Bryce Keck, Doug Killam, and Doug Hanks.



Jun 15, 2018 Officer Induction

At the regular post meeting, the 2018-2019 officers were sworn in by District Commander Jack Youngs (Rt).

From Left to right: Chaplain Thom Juul, Adjutant Walt Thornton, Second Vic-Commander Rich Dees, First Vice-Commander Steve North, Commander Matt Wrobel, Sergeant at Arms Doug Killam.



Do the Right Luncheon

The City of Meridian, with the help of many partners, hosts an annual community event called Do The Right Day, held every April. The goal of the day is to encourage people of all ages to do something nice for the person to their right; whether it’s helping a neighbor, giving a classmate a nice note, or buying coffee for a coworker. It is one day intended to start a movement of compassion.

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Mayor Tammy de Weerd and the city of Meridian presented a Do the Right luncheon to members of Post 113. Food was graciously provided by The Curb.

Mayor Tammy Addresses the Post
Some of the Attendees






Mayor Tammy and City Employees Serve the Legionaires
Shelly Houston Brightens the Gathering







Department of Idaho Mid-Winter Conference         

Members of American Legion posts, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Riders, and American Legion Auxiliary from all over the state of Idaho gathered January 11-14 at the Red Lion Downtown Hotel in Boise for the annual mid-winter conference.

Reports were presented, and workshops held encompassing all aspects of the Four Pillars of the American Legion: Veterans, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth

The conference hosted national American Legion and Sons of the American Legion dignitaries as well as local political and military dignitaries, representatives from other veteran groups, the Veterans Administration, VA Hospital, and Idaho State Veterans Home.

Post 113 was represented by First Vice Commander Steve North, Second Vice Commander Doug Hanks, Adjutant Walt Thornton, Chaplain Thom Juul, Service Officer Milt Smith, Immediate Past Commander Stan Lupkes, and Honor Guard Member Bryce Keck.


December 2017

The Post 113 Christmas dinner was held on December 19th. The post provided turkey and ham, everyone else brought side dishes and desserts. There was no shortage of food, fun, or laughter. This was a great time for post members and families to socialize and kick off the Christmas season.

Chaplain Thom Juul (left) and First Vice Commander Steve North (right) were presented with the Legionnaire of the Year awards by Post 113 Commander Matt Wrobel (center).
Post 39 Commander Susan Barnett read a Christmas poem to the post members and their families.

Food and fun were enjoyed by all.




Honor Guard Activities