The Lennox American Legion Brethosrt Burma Post #174 is once again hosting a Memorial Day Service. The Service will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lennox American Legion.
Giving the Memorial Day Address this year will be James J (Jim) Huls. Jim was born, raised and educated in Salem, SD, attended SDSU where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a ROTC commission in the USAF. He is a Viet Nam era veteran, who received an Honorable discharge with a rank of Captain. Jim is a 52 year member of the American Legion where he served as Post 140 Commander, District, State Vice and Department Commander and is now the National Executive Committeeman for South Dakota. He is a member of the Board of the South Dakota American Legion Foundation and past board chairman. Nationally, Jim is a liaison to the National Employment and Veterans Preference Committee and member of the Sub-committee of Committees. Jim and his wife Pat of 54 years live near Madison, SD and have four children, Jim, Nancy, Chris and Kate, along with seven grandchildren.
The debut performance of the Lennox Municipal Band will also take place at the Memorial Day Service. The band will be playing the National Anthem, God Bless America, as well as other selections.
The Lennox American Legion Awards will be presented to area students. Award recipients include: Citizenship - Katelyn Plucker and Kyle Rippentrop, sophomores; Ellie Schwartz and Xavier Larson, freshmen; Ali Bainbridge and Andrew Daugherty, eighth grade; Scholarship - Kayleigh Thill and Tyler Plank, sophomores; Kaylee Bosma and Zander Gilland, freshmen; Courtney Sandal and Ethan Rops, eighth grade.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend the service.
Another tradition in the Lennox community that honors our fallen veterans is the Avenue of Flags at the Lennox Cemetery, located just south of town. Weather permitting, the burial flags will be put up at the cemetery on Memorial Day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
It was reported last year that 115 flags have been donated at the Lennox Cemetery in honor of 115 Veterans.
Turn to page 12 for the entire Memorial Day program.