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MILO — The American Legion Post 41 home at 18 West Main Street in Milo is open to all veterans to visit and if you need assistance with veterans benefits we are ready to assist veterans, widows, and next of kin in obtaining discharge records, and placing them in contact with the Department of Maine service officers who will assist in seeking veterans benefits and information. You do not need to be an American Legion member. The American Legion Department Service Officer Carl Curtis can be reached directly at 623-5726 and provides service to all veterans at no cost.

On Dec. 15 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 41 was using the Post home for a craft day and I decided to check on the activity. Upon arriving I met Santa Claus about to leave and Mrs. Claus in full costume remains along with some 60 children all of ages busy making crafts with the assistance of Unit 41 members and helpers. What a wonderful outreach to the community children. Later the Auxiliary Unit 41 made up Christmas food baskets to be delivered to selected community individuals and family. We are very fortunate and appreciate the great support this Unit 41 provides to the Legion Post, the community, and its children. A true meaning of Legion family as we approach the centennial birthday of the American Legion on March 15.

Saturday, Feb. 16 the Poulliot-Seavey American Legion Post 53 at 15 Grove Street in Dexter will host the 14th District meeting, lunch at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. Our own Commander Dan Nutter Sr. who is also the 14th District Commander will present a complete Four Chaplain solemn service honoring the four chaplains who gave up their lives to save others on Feb. 2, 1943 when the USAT Dorchester was struck by a torpedo and sunk in the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is hoped that all District post commanders will attend and bring others with them.

On Friday, March 15 the Post will be hosting a centennial birthday party at Elaine’s Bakery on Main Street in Milo with free birthday cake from 9 a.m. to noon, all are welcome to come and share in the celebration. Those in need of assistance can call Richard Graves at 943-9198 or 299-4308 (cell). We are trying to conserve heating expense and may not be at the Post on a regular basis.

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