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Month of Military Child celebrated

Month of Military Child celebrated

American Legion Drane-Prine Post 79 put its junior members from the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion (SAL) -- kids from the seventh through eleventh grades -- on stage to lead its April meeting.


The occasion was the Month of the Military Child during April when all branches of the military recognize and honor children of United State armed service members for special sacrifices in their families.


For the Wesson Legion junior members, their recognition was being allowed to honor the veterans, Legionnaires and SAL and Auxiliary members with a special program.


Auxiliary President Kim Whittington explained:  “They have learned so much since becoming members of the Legion family, and they wanted show their appreciation and demonstrate their patriotism.”


The juniors led the Pledge of Allegiance to our Nations colors,

reciting the American Legion Preamble and honoring POW/MIA’s by

draping a flag over an empty chair.   They offered a brief devotion,

demonstrated the proper way to fold an American flag, presented the

Military Child Table Ceremony and concluded their porgram by entertaining

everyone with Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag” song skit.


“I am so proud of these juniors for their patriotism and hard work in

producing such a great program,” said American Legion Post Commander Bobby C. Thornton.  “They are a very special part of our American Legion Family and our future.”


Junior members who participated in this special program were Sons of the

American Legion Junior member Walker Breazeale and American Legion

Auxiliary Junior members Mary Murphy Brady, Cailley Duplantis, and

Abbey Berch.


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