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VFW Ceremony at Brown

VFW will hold their Memorial Day ceremony at Brown Cemetery north of Gallatin at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. American-made grave marker flags will be available for sale for $1 each.

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Patriot Guard Riders to Assist in Grandview, 9/11 Exhibit

The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to lead and coordinate the escort of the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit in Grandview, Mo. This traveling memorial pays tribute to all those lives that were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

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The exhibit is a high-tech, 53-foot tractor trailer, which unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit serving as a poignant reminder of that tragic day. It will be

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D.A.R. and Local Organizations Join to Honor Vietnam Vets

On March 27, the Gallatin Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in conjunction with Gallatin Men’s Club, presented a check for $100 to the Cameron Veteran’s Home to help fund a new van.

The Gallatin D.A.R. partnered with the Pioneer’s Chapter of Independence to honor veterans of the Vietnam War during the Commemorative Partner Program, which is designed for communities to thank our Vietnam veterans and their families.

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VFW Recognizes Student, Teacher at Ceremony

Mrs. Johnson accepts her award.

On March 12, 2015, VFW Post 2172 Commander Ray Clevenger, with the assistance of Patriot’s Pen Essay winner Jessi Becerra of Gallatin High School, presented certificates of recognition to graduating senior Jesse Bundy in recognition of his attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. The VFW also recognized GHS teacher Kim Johnson for winning the VFW Missouri District 1 Teacher

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VFW District One Meeting

VFW District One Meeting Saturday, April 11, beginning at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 1773 in Carrollton. A memorial service for deceased members will be observed. New officers will take the oath of office.

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VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Host Awards

Announce contest winners, teacher of year

Frank Frazier VFW Post 2172 and the Ladies Auxiliary hosted the annual awards banquet on Feb. 28 at the First Christian Church in Gallatin. Voice of Democracy contest winners were: first place Adam Sullivan received $50, second place Jakob Axton received $30 and third place Aubrey Burns receiving $25. They each received certificates and medals.

Winners of the Patriot Pen Contest were first place

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Variety Show to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

CAMERON, MO — A variety show featuring music from the 1950s and ’60s is scheduled for Goodrich Auditorium May 1-3. The Heartland Troupe presents, and all benefits will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. (Under 12 $5.) Call 816-632-2054 or 575-2568 for tickets or to volunteer backstage or as a performer.

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Sam Graves Introduces Bill Reshaping the Army Corps’ Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sam Graves (MO-06) today introduced legislation designed to improve the management of the Missouri River. This bill would remove “fish and wildlife” from the list of authorized purposes for which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can undertake a river management project. Currently, the Corps’ Master Manual includes eight authorized purposes. By removing “fish and wildlife,” the Corps can focus more closely on projects related

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VFW Annual Dance Supports Curtis-Uthe Family

Each year in February, VFW Post 2172 sponsors a Valentine’s Dance for the community. Last Saturday, over 150 people joined the VFW at the A.V. Spillman Events Center in Jamesport, dancing to live music provided by the Bent Nickel Band.

Post 2172 designated all net proceeds from this year’s dance to the Curtis-Uthe Memorial Fund. This year’s winner of the 50/50 cash raffle at the dance, Jerry Ferguson, donated his

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