Pride in their posts

From presenting the colors at Veterans’ Day programs, to honoring veterans at funerals, American Legion members routinely exercise their respect for the fallen. Pictured is Currie American Legion Post Commander Chris Lamfers handing an American flag to the family member of a deceased veteran. Photo / Per Peterson

You see them at funerals when called upon, solemnly honoring a fallen veteran. You see them at Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day services in full dress, many of them armed with M-1s for a special salute to honor those who paid the ultimate price.

What you don’t see is their heart and deep commitment to the American Legion posts in which they continue to serve in their respective communities.

These often underappreciated men — and their female counterparts in auxiliary roles — are Legionnaries, and the fact that they’re only recognizable under certain circumstances does in no way put a damper on all they strive to do to honor those who served before them and support their communities. They do so without question or complaint, and under the cover of unwavering humility.

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