The American Legion


Flag Education We are setting up for our Flag Education for 4th graders at St. Thomas More School, Frank H. Hammond Elementary School, James Eads Elementary School, and Elliot Elementary School.  Please contact Buzz Seydel for more information.

Veterans Day Our Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Community Veterans Memorial, 9710 Calumet Ave., on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  It is a wonderful ceremony lead by Munster VFW Post 2697 and includes The American Legion Munster Post 16 and the Munster High School Band.  You'll have a blast.  It is open to the public.

Veterans Day Presentations Also on Veterans Day, we visit select local elementary schools to speak about Veterans Day and being a veteran.  The children love listening to someone other than the faculty, and it is a rewarding experience for the veteran, too.  Dan Buksa is coordinating this event.

Fundraisers The Post will be holding fundraisers at two locations, of which proceeds go to support Post operations.
The first will be at Strack & Van Til, 12 Ridge Rd., Munster, on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The next will be at Jewel-Osco, 716 Ridge Rd., on Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Joe Uzubell is heading this up.

Dues The dues for the Post are $32, which are set to increase to $35 on January 1, 2016.

Honor Flight Chicago

Honor Flight is looking to send World War II veterans to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. for a day of honor.  The next HFC flight, #68, is scheduled for September 30.