Monthly Archives: January 2011

Post 41 and Patsy Cline

Jimmy Dean & Patsy Cline

In the mid-1950s, a popular regional band, the Kountry Krackers, was contracted to perform at Friday-night dances sponsored by Post 41.  This was a country music band whose lead singer was a local girl named Patsy Cline.  The band with … Continue reading

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Membership – 100% Post

Uncle Sam

The primary goals of Lloyd Williams Post 41 are supporting veterans, veterans’ families, and our community.  These include our programs for Children and Youth, Americanism, Veterans Affairs, and Community Service. Reaching assigned membership goals, while important, does not dominate our … Continue reading

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Standard of Endeavor

Community_Building

(Editorial, The Clarke Courier, Thursday, March 23, 1939) The Lloyd Williams Post 41 of the American Legion has set a great standard of community enterprise in offering to build a community house with their available cash.  It is perfectly true … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Burial Benefits

Veterans_Administration

Eligible veterans are entitled to certain burial benefits provided by the Veterans Administration.  The Veterans Administration does not make funeral arrangements or perform cremations.  Families should make these arrangements with a funeral provider.  Any item or service obtained from a … Continue reading

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Gates’ Deep Cuts

Col. D. R. "Duke" Stanton, USMC (Retired)

(By Col. D. R. “Duke” Stanton, USMC, Retired) Is it in our best interest to diminish freedom’s protectors? We are presently involved in two wars, Afghanistan and Iraq. We have approximately 29,000 troops in South Korea while North Korea has … Continue reading

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