Meridian Mayor Tammy Proclaims September 18, 2018
Mt. View High School Toros American Legion Baseball Team Day.
Post 113 Commander Matt Wrobel Presents 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
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.
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.
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.
Food and fun were enjoyed by all.