Post 22 holds Post Everlasting Ceremony to honor our fallen comrades. March 8th, 2020

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Veterans Day 2019

Parade 1
Parade 1

Duane Fink supervises the building of the float

Parade 2
Parade 2

Preparing for the Parade

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Parade 3

Almost there...Black Hills Energy lends a helping "crane".

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The finished product

7th Cav Band
7th Cav Band

Commander Tolsma welcomes the members/guests

Pledge of Allegiance
Pledge of Allegiance
Veterans Poem
Veterans Poem
Riders POW MIA ceremony
Riders POW MIA ceremony
Riders POW MIA 2
Riders POW MIA 2

Recognizing members for longevity and participation 

Francis Keyes 50 yr membership pin
Francis Keyes 50 yr membership pin

January 2020 Membership meeting presentation

George Tennyson 40 yr membership pin
George Tennyson 40 yr membership pin

January 2020 Membership Meeting presentation

De Benson 30 year membership pin
De Benson 30 year membership pin

October 2019 Membership Meeting

F Netz 10 year membership patch
F Netz 10 year membership patch

October 2019 Membership meeting

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james messer 10 19

Post 22 celebrates their 100th birthday July 14th, 2019

Post 22 100th Bday cake
Post 22 100th Bday cake
Weather outside is frightful
Weather outside is frightful

Rain and Hail mark the 100th

Ribbon cutting
Ribbon cutting

RC Chamber of Commerce helps us celebrate our 100th with a ribbon cutting.

Commander Tolsma cuts the ribbon
Commander Tolsma cuts the ribbon
Brandis Knudsen from Chamber
Brandis Knudsen from Chamber
POW/MIA ceremony
POW/MIA ceremony
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IMG_0254
Pledge of Allegiance
Pledge of Allegiance
Commander Tolsma
Commander Tolsma

Commander Tolsma welcomes the crowd and introduces the State Commander

Post 22 members attend State Convention in Sioux Falls.  June 7th - 9th, 2019

SDAL Convention 2019 3
SDAL Convention 2019 3

Post 22 Riders (Mike Ball and John Fleming) show off their "rides" out front of convention center in Sioux Falls. The car belonged to someone else...not sure whom.

SDAL Conv Go Getters (2)
SDAL Conv Go Getters (2)

2019 Post 22 Go Getters attend dinner. L-R: Mike Ball, Chris Van Delist, John Fleming, Doug Harris and Don Fuller

Vietnam Vets of America
Vietnam Vets of America
Purple Heart
Purple Heart
VFW Rep
VFW Rep
Past DAV Commander
Past DAV Commander
Paralyzed Vets of America
Paralyzed Vets of America
Native Tribes Rep
Native Tribes Rep
Gov Noem
Gov Noem

Post 22 members attend District 2 meeting.  March 17th, 2019

Cynthia Douglas
Cynthia Douglas

District 2 Vice Commander

Don Fuller
Don Fuller

Pennington County Commander

Doug Harris, Post 22 Adjutant
Doug Harris, Post 22 Adjutant

District 2 Legionnaire of the Year for 2018

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LOTY

Department Commander Brendan presents pin to Doug Harris for Legionnaire of The Year, District 2

Cynthia Douglas
Cynthia Douglas
Chris Van Delist
Chris Van Delist

C. Van Delist, with State Membership Chair Gene Opbroek and Dept Commander Denny Brendan.

Membership hand-in
Membership hand-in

Post 22 Adjutant hands in membership updates to Commander Brendan.

State Vice CC Ed Thompson
State Vice CC Ed Thompson

State Vice CC for West River, Ed Thompson addresses Dist 2 members.

Post 22 holds Post Everlasting Ceremony to honor our fallen comrades. March 16th, 2019

Attendees
Attendees

Family members and Post 22 Members attending the Post Everlasting Ceremony

Ceremony Begins with honor guard
Ceremony Begins with honor guard
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Members of Honor Guard
Members of Honor Guard

L-R: Bill Kribell, Jud Phelps, Chris Van Delist, Don Dosch (hidden- Chris Renden, Post 320).

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Ceremony Officers
Ceremony Officers

Chaplain: Don Fuller; Post 22 Commander: Lyle Tolsma; Post 22 Adjutant: Doug Harris

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Prayer for our departed comrades
Prayer for our departed comrades
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Post 22 Receives new sign. February 21st, 2019

Post 22 hosts a visit from The American Legion National Commander, Brett P. Reistad. Nov 9th, 2018

Post 22 prepares for the visit
Post 22 prepares for the visit
Commander Reistad
Commander Reistad

National Commander Reistad addresses Post 22 and Post 320 Legionnaires

Post 22 and Post 320 members

Post 22 Commander and Auxiliary President take part in Veterans Day parade in downtown Rapid City. Nov 11th, 2018

The SD AL Centennial Float
The SD AL Centennial Float
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Lyle Tolsma and Terry Curry
Lyle Tolsma and Terry Curry

Post 22 Commander and President of Auxiliary prepare to enter the Veterans Day Parade

Post 22 members
Post 22 members

Two of our newest members prepare to march in the Veterans Day Parade

Post 22 Chaplain and Vice Commander
Post 22 Chaplain and Vice Commander

Toni and Don Fuller, and John Fleming help prepare the Post 22 Float for the parade.

Photos of The American Legion National Hdq in Indianapolis IN. Oct 2018

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Hallway of AL Leaders
Hallway of AL Leaders

Hallway leading to the NEC auditorium

NEC room
NEC room

The NEC meeting room. A lot of history has taken place in this room.

SD representatives to National American Legion College, class of 2018. Matt Lagerstrom and Doug Harris

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One of the many significant works of art in the NEC room.

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More artwork on display in the museums at National Hdq.

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Post 22 members Doug Harris, Georgeann and Christopher VanDelist, assist with SD Boys State 2018

SD Boys State Board
SD Boys State Board

Christopher VanDelist, standing 3rd from left

SD Boys State Corp
SD Boys State Corp

Christoper Vandelist, back row, far right

SD Boys State staff
SD Boys State staff

Georgeann and Christopher VanDelist, 2nd row, far right. Doug Harris, 4th row, 3rd from left.

First time Counselors for 2018
First time Counselors for 2018

Doug Harris, 4th from left.

SD Boys State city of Dallas
SD Boys State city of Dallas

Doug Harris, City of Dallas counselor

Post 22 elects and installs new officers  4/25/2018

Lyle Tolsma and Fred Nelson
Lyle Tolsma and Fred Nelson

SD Vice Commander congratulates new Post 22 Commander

New Officer installation
New Officer installation
Post 22 Installation Ceremony
Post 22 Installation Ceremony

State Vice Commander Installs new Post 22 Officers

Post 22 hosts the 6th annual "Welcome Home Vietnam  Veterans" Ceremony  3/31/2018

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Oldest/Youngest Veteran cut the cake