Parker-Browder Post 4 accepts bugle donation
By Robert Maisch
he Parker Browder American Legion Post draped the charter during their Nov. 4 meeting for Vincent T. Geraets, whose Legion membership spanned 68 years.
Membership chairman Virgil Binfet reported that 116 of 150 members have renewed for the current year to date. The post is at 75 percent of their membership goal. The Department of South Dakota Legion is at 69 percent.
The Oct. 18 fundraiser was deemed a success and the participation of members, local citizens and out-of-town guests was greatly appreciated. The M-1 Garand military rifle raffle prize winner was Garrett Dakin, who was here for a two-week visit with a group of eight from Florida. When asked if he was planning to return next year he replied, “Oh yes.”
Donations for support of the Legion DAV van, its drivers and general Legion activities were received in memory of Vince Geraets, Milo Oster, the Denver Area Legion and the Pollock Past Auxiliary Presidents.
Bud Bader officially donated a bugle, which he had purchased many years ago, to Parker American Legion Post No. 4. He related the story (along with his sound effects) behind the need and initial purchase of the bugle to play “Taps” at interment ceremonies. He received a well-deserved round of applause.
The next meeting of Parker Browder American Legion Post No. 4 will be on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the post home. Legion-eligible veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.