Pictures from our annual picnic and flag retirement ceremony on 8 August 2017

Photos by John Berryman

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American Legion Picnic 2019 August 8
~ photos by John Berryman

Commander's Corner

Veterans Day Observation

11 November 2016 at Ingleside

We shared the special day with fellow veterans and others who are living there.

Veterans, residents and staff all had a great time.

Karen Helgeson honored us all by singing (God Bless America)

Master of Ceremonies Jim Wendt

Photos by John Berryman

I’m asking for help from the entire community.  Our Mount Horeb American Legion has been around for nearly 100 years.  Over those 100 years we’ve been involved in our community, supported our Veterans in the community, and throughout the state and country, supported our youth and families in the area, honored Veterans at their funerals, supported our schools, etc…
We’re celebrating our 100th year, our National Headquarters was formed on 15 March 1919 and our local Post here in Mount Horeb received its Charter on the 23rd of October, 1919.  If you have pictures of the Color Guard marching down Main Street during the Frolic Parade or Legion Members honoring Veterans at funerals please contact us at or call us at 437-0113. 
As we prepare for a celebration and a presentation about our local Legion we have some information.  However, we know there are community members that could help us put together so much more.  Some of you had family members that were members of the Mount Horeb American Legion that could share stories about their experiences, others may have stories of how Legion Members touched their lives.  We know that hundreds of students have gone to Badger Boys and Girls State with the help of the Legion and the Auxiliary.
We know who our first Commander was, and who our Post is named after, but there are so many other things we don’t know.  For instance, our National organization has included women from our inception.  Does anyone know who the first woman to serve in our Mount Horeb American Legion? Anyone have a picture of Otto Gesme our first Mount Horeb American Legion Commander?  Does anyone have a picture of Legion gatherings over the years? 
Over the next month we are conducting what our National Commander is calling a “Buddy Check”, we are attempting to reach out to Veterans in our community, whether they’re Legion Members or not to see how they’re doing.  Please help us contact Veterans, call or email us (at the contact info listed above) to have us contact a loved one, or a friend that served our great nation.

Laura Mason & Lisa Shields

Photo by John Berryman

On behalf of AmVets Tom Pedretti (left) presented a check, for a Veterans Paver, at the Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial, to American Legion Post 113 Commander Jerry hook (right). October 10, 2019

Ralph Buechner

was one of our WWII Veterans, served as a member of our post for over 70 years. Ralph also served as Commander of our American Legion Post.

Thank you for your service Ralph!

Photo Album of Ralph Buechner

3 July 2017 Visit to Ingleside

Photos by John Berryman

We remember and visit our vets who can't get out

Veterans Day Ceremony at MHHS

​11 November 2016

Commander Jerry Hook

Dedicated to the residents of Mount Horeb

Post Commander Jerry Hook with his daughter Melanie (AF Veteran) and father, Lorne (Navy Veteran) at an American Legion Breakfast

Photo by John Berryman

Tall Paul  :-)

17 March,2018 photo by John Berryman

Sick Call

​Tom Orshall

Brandon Lutz 08 Sept 2016

Photo by John Berryman

Post Commander Jerry Hook saying goodbye to

Don Bell, who moved out of state. 12 Jan 2017

photo by John Berryman

From our 2 Feb 2017 Visit to Ingleside Nursing Home.

Photo by John Berryman

  Mount Horeb American Legion

March 03, 2018 Coffee at Spring Garden - 23 attended

photos by John Berryman

Veterans Day 11 November 2016

At the Mount Horeb High School

Photos by John Berryman

To donate to the Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial click on the link -

R.I.P. Ralph Buechner, our Post will miss you greatly.

2019 July 27 Brats in the Lot at Miller's.

Note: I believe that this is the very last photo I took of Ralph.  ~  John Berryman

Pictures at the 2019 Sept 01 - Fast Pitch Softball Tournament at Mt Vernon.  Collaborative efforts of members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9511, American Legion Post 113 and Chapter IV of the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans organizations to work a 50/50 booth for the future Veterans Memorial. Thanks again for the generous support from our great community. ~ Pictures by John Berryman

​​​​Upcoming Events

12 OCT – 3rd District Fall Conference Cross Plains Legion – 8 until 3 PM
13 OCT – Historical Society Presentation – 2 PM at the Historical Society
14 OCT – MHVMA Fundraising Meeting – 5:30 PM
16 OCT – Dodgeville Culvers share day
16 OCT – MHCF BBS & BGS Presentation – 6 PM – Community Center
20 OCT – Legion Celebration 100 Years – Grundahl 2-4 PM
23 OCT – Legion 100th Anniversary Presentation – High School Commons – 6:30 PM
23 OCT – Cross Plains share day
24 OCT – Dane County Council Meeting – Verona – 6:30 PM

30 OCT – Mt Horeb Culvers share day

On behalf of our American Legion Post 113 Commander Jerry Hook accepted the Post Excellence Banner at the 3rd District Fall Conference. 

Frank E. Malone Post 113