Ellsworth Legion’s all about vets helping vets, youthsKinne-Engelhart Post 204 of the American Legion in Ellsworth is seeking more members.
Legion’s all about vets helping vets, youths
By Bill Kirk
Their members are on a mission: to help youths and each other.
Toward that end, Kinne-Engelhart Post 204 of the American Legion in Ellsworth is seeking more members. Increasing the post’s ranks will not only strengthen the organization, but add to the existing pool of helpers and may lead to others who need help.
“We have 295 members now,” Finance Officer Glenn Wakefield said Thursday. “The oldest is 102,” Third Vice Commander Donna Swenson added.
They met along with Commander Doug Raehsler, First Vice Commander Pete Demuth, Second Vice Commander Dave Voelker and Past Commander Dick DeCosta last week, in part, to discuss the membership situation. Men and women alike from all periods of conflict and all branches of the service are welcome, they said. Wakefield said an honorable discharge is the main requirement; there’s no maximum number, Raehsler added.
“We’ll take as many as we can get,” he said.
Read more in the print version of the Herald Sept. 12.