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Page 6 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JUNE I 3,2018 By Sharon Laxdal EDINBURG, N.D. -- There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to prepare for Memo- rial Day by the American Legions and the American Legion Auxil- iary's. But this past year wag more challenging than usual for the Davidson Post #156 of Edin- burg. The post lost their rifles, flags and Memorial Day crosses in a fire this past year. Randy Levang, Post Com- mander took charge of locating the "new" M 1A 1 dries. Richard Geir built 225 white crosses, such that a beautiful cross can be placed at each veteran's grave in addition to the Legion marker. Richard also built five storage carts which are used to transport the crosses. Chuck Mielke ordered all the new flags needed to replace the ones that were burned. Jeff Sveen squad leader worked with the replacement ri- fles and the firing squad to ensure that both the rifles and their op- erators were ready to go for Me- morial Day. Jeffis a second gen- eration military service member. His families' service to our coun- try continues as his youngest son is planning to join the military. Davidson Post looks after 209 veterans in nine cemeteries. Each year prior to the Memorial Day tributes, these cemeteries are vis- ited and crosses are placed to re- member our veterans who have passed. This year, Lyle Amundrud, Harold Flom and Chuck Mielke spent part of day placing crosses at five of the smaller cemeteries. Randy Levang and Richard Geir placed the tributes at the two larger cemeteries. After Memori- al Day the crosses and flags witl be picked up by these same teams. When Memorial Day arrives, the firing squad pulls Tanner Samuelson from Hallock. Tanner is a member of Post 157, the same post in which once his grandfather, Everette Seim was the com- mander. As Tanner drives from cemetery to cemetery his proud . + Photos: Submitted Top Left: Jeremy M0e and son, Eddie, 7, place flags on Memorial Day in Edinburg. Top Right: The Edinburg American Legion Post salutes the fall- en on Mem0dal Day. Bottom: The crosses placed to honor soldiers were made by Richard Geir to place on the graves of area veterans. grandmother Mary rides with. He is also accompanied by his wife and children, who help place flags and poppies in honor of veterans as the Roll Call of Hon- or is read. Bill Seim, travels from Fargo to join the firing squad. Bill has been attending Memorial Day tributes since he was a child help- ing his father, Kenneth Seim en- sure that each veteran will have a poppy and a flag placed in tribute as their name is called during the Roll Call of Honor. Kenneth's oth- er children Jamie and Jennifer also attend this annual tradition along with their children. Bud Langerud a legion mem- ber with over 51 years of service, reads the Roll Call of Honor. His voice resonating beautifully through the pines on many quiet country side cemeteries. Abby Sondeland, who started playing Taps as a high school student adds her gift of music once again this year. The solemn Roll Call of Honor, the heart moving melody of Taps, the gun volley from the firing squad, the Honor Guard with their flags blowing gently in the wind are very moving. Watch- ing as family members and fiiends place the flags and poppies on vet- erans' graves is heartwarming, even more so when you see that children are being taught this tra- dition. The Memorial Day tribute ends at the Trinity Church in Edinburg with a patriot program planned by the Auxiliary. Dressed in his Le- gion uniform is Joe Holm, a member of over 71 years. He is proudly accompanied his grand- son Tyson Holm. Tyson has ac- companied his grandfather and the Legion since childhood also and continues to make time to visit the cemeteries in spite of his busy schedule. Other long time Legion members, such as John Even- son, attend the program even though they are no lOnger able to make the cemetery rounds. They understand the importance of this day. The program is followed by a delicious lunch prepared and served by the Auxiliary. Just as the Auxiliary members supported their soldier on active duty, they continue to support the Legion and their communities in so many ways. The American Legion and the Auxiliary play many important roles in our commtmities to in- elude advocating for patriotism, support of veterans and fellow service members and mentoring youth. The Legion encourages veterans to join a Legion as some posts have closed due to small numbers. These are important traditions to carry on, it's about God, country and family. And it's seen over and over again in the ac- tions of the Davidson Post #156, their Auxiliary and their families. Editor Note: Laxdal is from Edinburg. FARGO, N.D. -- Over 400 members of the North Dakota American Legion, its Auxiliary, and the Sons of The American Le- gion will gather in Fargo, ND for the 100th Annual Department Convention beginning Friday, June 22nd, with activities taking place at the Holiday Inn. The Le- gionnaires from the 213 American Legion Posts across the state will be on hand to conduct the official business of the state's largest vet- erans' organization. Convention registration will begin at 1:00pm on Thursday at the Fargo Holiday Inn, which will serve as the Con- vention Headquarters Hotel. A Joint Opening Session will begin at 10:30 am on Friday. De- partment Commander Karen Meier of Garrison, ND and Aux- iliary President Mavis Goodroad of Fargo, ND will host the banquet Friday evening with National Commander Denise Rohan, from Wisconsin as the banquet speak- er. The banquet will be followed by music and a dance by the ND American Legion State Band mu- sicians. A Centennial Celebration will be held in the parking lot of the Fargo Holiday Inn on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2 00 pm un- til 11:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. From 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm there will be free hotdogs (served until gone) along with free mini golf, games, boun- cy houses and many more family activities. Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome will play from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm with free ad- mission. In case of inclement weather, the Centennial Celebra- tion will move to the Holiday Inn Great Hall. Sunday morning activities will begin with the Joint Memorial Service. Immediately following the Memorial Service, the Con- ventions Sunday joint session will honor several youth champions from the past year. The North Dakota American Legion represents 14,000 Le- gionnaires, 10,500 Auxiliary mem- bers and nearly 800 Sons of the American Legion. The American Legion and the Auxiliary have been a driving force in the State of North Dakota for more 100 years, leading the way on issues of im- portance not only to veterans and their families, but also to the youth of the state and the overall welfare of North Dakota. ~2.~ ~" . ~: ~ ~::~ DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- The Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Re- source Board and the North Dako- ta Water Education Foundation are co-hosting a tour of the Devils Lake region on Wednesday, June 20. The tour begins at the Ram- sey County Courthouse in Devils Lake at 8:30 a.m. This year, the tour will include inundated farmland that is still un- derwater and farmland that was in- undated but has now been re- claimed, the Michigan Spillway drainage project, the Tolna Coulee Control Structure, and East Dev- ils Lake Outlet infrastructure, in- cluding the intake and outfall ap- paratus. The tour will also include a visit to the successful East Bay Resort, with lunch in the new Odessa Event Center. The tour will conclude with a drive by var- ious parts of the City of Devils Lake flood control embankment. The public is invited to attend the tour, which costs $20 per per- son, and includes transportation, informational materials, meals, refreshments and a one-year sub- scription to the North Dakota Wa- ter magazine. For more information or to register go to or contact the North Dakota Water Education Foundation at 701-223- 8332 or : ,~ i ii!il;i / ~i:ii i:i Your classified ad will appear ] inall 90 North Dakota I daily and weekly newspapers for only ! your newspaper . for details ~: i~ ~ i~ /. HELP WANTED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIREC- TOR. Wishek ND is seeking applicants to lead economic development efforts. Part- time position with flexible schedule and negotiable salary. Visit www.wishek- NAPOLEON CARE CENTER looking to hire full time MDS Coordinator/ADON for 44 bed facility. Excellent wages and bene- fit package. Contact Melissa Glatt RN DON, 701-754-2381. NCC is an EOE. 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