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

PEL 2020 1
PEL 2020 1
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PEL 2020 2
PEL 2020 2
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PEL 2020 3
PEL 2020 3
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PEL 2020 6
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PEL 2020 4
PEL 2020 4
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PEL 2020 5
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PEL 2020 8
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PEL 2020 10
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PEL 2020 11
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Veterans Day 2019

Parade 1
Parade 1

Duane Fink supervises the building of the float

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Parade 2
Parade 2

Preparing for the Parade

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Parade 3
Parade 3

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

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The finished product

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7th Cav Band
7th Cav Band

Commander Tolsma welcomes the members/guests

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Pledge of Allegiance
Pledge of Allegiance
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Veterans Poem
Veterans Poem
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Riders POW MIA ceremony
Riders POW MIA ceremony
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Riders POW MIA 2
Riders POW MIA 2
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Recognizing members for longevity and participation 

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

January 2020 Membership meeting presentation

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

January 2020 Membership Meeting presentation

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

October 2019 Membership Meeting

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

October 2019 Membership meeting

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james messer 10 19
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Post 22 celebrates their 100th birthday July 14th, 2019

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

Rain and Hail mark the 100th

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Ribbon cutting
Ribbon cutting

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

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

Commander Tolsma welcomes the crowd and introduces the State Commander

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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.

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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

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Vietnam Vets of America
Vietnam Vets of America
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Purple Heart
Purple Heart
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VFW Rep
VFW Rep
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Past DAV Commander
Past DAV Commander
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Paralyzed Vets of America
Paralyzed Vets of America
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Native Tribes Rep
Native Tribes Rep
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Gov Noem
Gov Noem
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Post 22 members attend District 2 meeting.  March 17th, 2019

Cynthia Douglas
Cynthia Douglas

District 2 Vice Commander

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Don Fuller
Don Fuller

Pennington County Commander

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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

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Cynthia Douglas
Cynthia Douglas
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Chris Van Delist
Chris Van Delist

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

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Membership hand-in
Membership hand-in

Post 22 Adjutant hands in membership updates to Commander Brendan.

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State Vice CC Ed Thompson
State Vice CC Ed Thompson

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

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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

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Ceremony Begins with honor guard
Ceremony Begins with honor guard
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IMG_2878
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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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IMG_2881 (1)
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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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IMG_2885 (1)
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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
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Commander Reistad
Commander Reistad

National Commander Reistad addresses Post 22 and Post 320 Legionnaires

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Post 22 and Post 320 members

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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

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Post 22 members
Post 22 members

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

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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.

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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

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NEC room
NEC room

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

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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

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SD Boys State Corp
SD Boys State Corp

Christoper Vandelist, back row, far right

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SD Boys State staff
SD Boys State staff

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

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First time Counselors for 2018
First time Counselors for 2018

Doug Harris, 4th from left.

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

Doug Harris, City of Dallas counselor

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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

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

State Vice Commander Installs new Post 22 Officers

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

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DSC01469 (2)
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Oldest/Youngest Veteran cut the cake

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