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Middleton Post 39 held a one-day “huge” yard sale October 12 at their home. The proceeds are dedicated to helping veterans in need.
Middleton Post 39 held a dedication and open house March 16 at their home on Main street in Middleton. The American Legion is celebrating their 100th anniversary and Post 39 is celebrating its 10th anniversary. First Vice Commander Richard Joswick was Master of Ceremony, Josh Pratt played To the Colors and Taps while the Post 39 Honor Guard fired a three-volley salute as the flag and building were dedicated. Middleton Mayor Darren Taylor and Star Mayor Chad Bell each had some words for the assembly.
As part of the dedication, “It is our hope that this edifice may be used ever in the service of our disabled comrades; of the widowed and orphaned; and to the benefit of our community, state and nation.” was part of Richard’s comments.
Mayor Taylor spoke about the beginning of the Revolutionary War and likened Legion members as kin to patriots fighting then. Mayor Bell was appreciative of the Post providing Memorial Services at Star Cemetery and leading their parades.
Following the service, attendees were invited inside to tour the building and partake of snacks which the Ladies Auxiliary provided.
Adjutant Bruce Irving noted, “We want this to be a place where veterans and their families can relax. We have access to the internet, TV, table, games, reading material and beverages. Veterans are welcome to spend time with these as well as conversation. We generally have the building open from 10:00AM till 2:00PM on weekdays but can usually arrange to be here at other times.”
Middleton American Legion Post 39 was formed in August 2008. Since then, we have grown to over 100 members.
The Post was given the use of a building in December, 2018 and is currently setting it up for use as our Post home. It is located at 2 West Main St. Middleton, ID 83644. We appreciate that the Sunrise Cafe` has allowed us to meet there for the past 10 years. There is a phone, (208) 585-2408, and internet available. We will have a lounge where veterans can relax; enjoy conversation; coffee; TV; read the paper, books or magazines; Someone is generally there between 10:00 and 2:00.
We sponsor two Middleton American Legion Baseball teams. We have sent young men to Boys State and have encouraged youth in 9th through 12th grades to prepare speeches for the Annual Oratorical Contest. We sign up merchants to display flags on patriotic holidays. We also have an Honor Guard that provides firing salutes at funerals and post the Colors for special occasions.
Membership requirement is to have served at least one day honorably during any period of conflict as defined by Congress. If you have served at any time since 1991, you are eligible. Dues are $45.00 per year and we do need a copy of your DD-214 or equivalent. Contact Commander Marv West 208-286-9714 or Adjutant Bruce Irving at 208-713-6101, email@example.com for more information.
Sons of The American Legion Squadron 39 was formed July 2014. While we have 19 members, several of them are in other states. We are having difficulty getting enough members active in the Squadron to start doing things. We do assist Post 39 with their Honor/Color Guard.
Membership requirement is to be the son or grandson of a legion member or, could have been except that they are deceased. Dues are $15.00 per year and we need your (grand)parent’s membership number or if they weren’t a member, a copy of their DD-214 or equivalent. Contact Commander/Adjutant Bruce Irving at 208-713-6101, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 39 was formed November 2016. They have over 3 dozen members and have sponsored a student to Girls State and have done a Poppy distribution.
Membership requirement is to be the wife or (grand)daughter of a Legion member. Dues are $35.00 per year or $3.00 for youth members. Contact President Judy Shively at (208)585-2061 for more information.