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These are pictures from the Silver Star Program held at the Herried School and sponsored by the Jacob A. Heinrich Legion Post #170 and Jacob A. Heinrich Sons of the Legion Squadron #170.  At this program we honored all wounded veterans.  The three men honored in the picture are all Purple Heart Recipients.

 

Herreid 7th Graders, Sons of the Legion conducting a DVDs4Vets project

The Jacob A. Heinrich Sons of the American Legion Squadron #170 and the Herreid School 7th Grade Civics Class are collecting used DVDs for the nationwide DVDs4Vets project.  The used DVDs will be sent to VA Hospitals and treatment facilities across America, where they can be viewed by service members who are recovering from wounds and injuries they have received while fighting in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Some of these military personnel face weeks, months and even years of long and painful recovery.  The donation of DVDs and portable players helps ease the loneliness and boredom often faced during the recovery process in the hospital and at home.  The donation of a DVD can be a small token of appreciation for all they have sacrificed for our country.
Since the DVDs4Vets Project began in 2004, more than 267,000 DVDs have been collected.  Anyone wishing to donate used DVDs for this worthwhile project may drop them off at the Herreid School, the Herreid Super Stop, or at one of the downtown collection sites.  Thos project will end on Friday, Oct.9, Please help the Sons of the Legion and the Herreid 7th Graders reach their goal of 150 DVDs collected locally.

On Memorial Day morning, the SAL did military rites at 9 local cemeteries.  We put grave marker flags out a few days before Mem. Day and we served a Memorial Day BBQ for a noon meal to the public on Mem. Day. We have been busy!!!!