How are you spending Veterans Day this year?
American Legion Post 196
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The event is open to all area veterans.
Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11, and the American Legion Post 196 wants to make sure local veterans have a place to commemorate it. The post is hosting a luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m. According to the post’s monthly newsletter, the event is open to members and all other veterans. Do you know about any other Veterans Day events in the area? Share them in the comments.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Joann Kenninger spends time making sure the men and women in the military feel appreciated.
It was the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 that really pushed Joann Kenninger to become even more involved in her community. She had already been volunteering at the local United Service Organization, Kenninger said, but Sept. 11 shocked everyone. She wanted to throw herself into volunteer work that would benefit the country. Today, Kenninger still volunteers at the local USO and Brecksville’s American Legion Post 196. She bakes cookies for the troops and helps put together care packages. And earlier this month, she helped put together tiny Christmas trees to be sent to the troops for the holidays, an annual project that she looks forward to. “It’s a lot of fun,” she said. “It really, really is.” Kenninger was recently honored as the Silver …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Tell us how you’re remembering the 11th anniversary in the comments.
How are you remembering the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001? Tell us in the comments. For more on Patch:
The event will begin at 8:45 a.m.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The free event will take place Tuesday morning.
The American Legion Post 196 will be commemorating the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11 on Tuesday morning. The event is free and open to the public. According to information from the post, the ceremony will include lowering the flag to half-mast, a rifle salute, a prayer and a moment of silence. Events will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the post. A light breakfast will follow the ceremony. How will you remember the anniversary of Sept. 11? Click here to read stories from around the region from the 10-year anniversary. Brecksville’s story focused on the Harpers of Creekside Restaurant, and how the restaurant and the community gathered to support the family of William Moskal, a resident who lost his life in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The group will be answering questions and taking applications during their weekly fish fry.
The American Legion Post 196 is an organization with local roots, designed to serve local veterans and the community. On Friday, the public has the opportunity to learn more about what the organization does and how to get involved at its open house—and they can enjoy this week’s fish fry at the same time. Many people are eligible for membership in one of the groups at the post. The American Legion Post 196 is made up of the American Legion, which is for veterans of a declared conflict, the Auxiliary, which is for relatives of a veteran, and the Sons of the American Legion, which is for descendants of a veteran. Current members of the service and their families are also eligible. The Brecksville post has about 340 members in all three …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Read on to find out who readers picked.
It was another close one, Brecksville, but the Peppermill Pub and Grill came out on top again. Earlier this week, I asked you to vote for your favorite local fish fry. The competition was hot yesterday between the fish fry at the Peppermill and the American Legion Post 196, but as of 9 a.m. this morning, the Peppermill’s fans had cast more votes in our poll. I also took comments into consideration—just one from each reader—and there were no reviews on the Patch Places pages. So, congratulations Peppermill—you have Brecksville’s favorite fish fry! If you’re a fan of one of the other challengers, you can still talk up your favorite by leaving a review on their Patch Places page. Just search for the business or organization in the search bar …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Flag Code serves as a guide for homeowners who wish to display an American flag.
When I bought my first house, my Dad gave me an American flag and a flagpole. I flew that flag for many years, until it was worn out and faded. Since Memorial Day is May 30, it’s a good time to display an American Flag on your home. Flags can be flown from a freestanding flagpole, flown from a pole attached at an angle to a home, or hung flat against a house. Kredo Hardware in Broadview Heights sells flagpoles, flagpole brackets and American-made flags and Great Freight sells small Amerian Flags for your car. For proper flag etiquette you can view the United States Flag Code on the Betsy Ross Homepage. According to this website, the Flag Code merely serves as a guide for private citizens to follow on voluntary basis. Here are some of the …