Veterans Day Ceremony at MHHS
11 November 2016
Commander Jerry Hook
Honor Guard Commander
3 July 2017 Visit to Ingleside
Please wait as this is a slide show and the pictures change in a few seconds.
Brandon Lutz 08 Sept 2016
From our 2 Feb 2017 Visit to Ingleside Nursing Home.
Veterans Day 11 November 2016
At the Mount Horeb High School
Photos by John Berryman
Saturday Coffee / Breakfast 28 Jan 2017 at Schubert's
Post Commander Jerry Hook with his daughter and father at an American Legion Breakfast
Post Commander Jerry Hook saying goodbye to
Don Bell, who moved out of state. 12 Jan 2017
AUG 15 – CPR Training
SEP 11 - 9-11 Commemoration with the Fire Department and EMS
SEP 16 – Benefit for Mike Kersten
SEP 17 – Blue Mounds Parade
SEP 22 - Homecoming - Color Guard
SEP 28 – Dane County Legion Meeting Immanuel Lutheran Church
Saturday Coffee / Breakfast at Spring Garden
Our usual waitress Ardita (pictured) takes good care of us and often takes pictures of us.
Pictures from our annual picnic and flag retirement ceremony on 8 August 2017
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
Mike Kersten Commander's Corner: I am very fortunate to meet, and get to know so many people in my role as Commander of the Mount Horeb American Legion. Last week Mike Kersten sent me an email to ask for assistance from the Mount Horeb American Legion. Mike Kersten lives in Mount Horeb, is an Army Veteran, in his mid-thirties, and he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013.
Mike's background: Mike grew up on a farm in Brooklyn, WI. He joined the Army in 1998. He went in as a 19K, M1 Armor Crewman and then later in his career served in the scouts. He served from 1998 to 2001. After One Station Unit Training Mike went to Korea for a year and then on to 1st CAV Division at Fort Hood Texas. His stint at Fort Hood included a deployment to Iraq for six months.
When Mike got out of the service he went to work as a Security Specialist at Mendota Mental Health Institute. In 2013 Mike’s entire world changed when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. All the questions of why it was happening to him? Isn’t this an older person’s disease? Why him etc… Mike had to medically retire from Mendota as the disease progressed.
Mike has two children Ethan, who’s nine and Hallie, who’s eight. He would like to be there for them when they are involved in activities. It is difficult for Mike to even think about walking on uneven ground right now and as the disease progresses it will only get more difficult.
Mike a goal to raise $14,000 for the Wilderwood Service Dog http://www.wilderwood.org/ According to their website Wilderwood Dog Service is the only one that specializes solely in neurological service dogs. They train dogs for Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Brain Injuries, PTSD, etc… Mike showed me the application form and as we talked he said it can take 2-5 years to get a service dog.
Please visit Mike’s GoFundMe page and donate https://www.gofundme.com/e95fqy-service-dog Then please send this link on to friends and family, as well as, others in the community.
Laura Mason & Lisa Shields
(one of our WWII Veterans)
Thank you for your service Ralph!
Frank E. Malone Post 113
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