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Leroy Jansky, Lucy LeCleir and Wanda LeaVesseur serving brats at Gordy's Lake Wissota County Market to benefit the Auxiliary Cancer Fund.


Past Post Commander Bill McGann and current Commander Dan Stafford at the 2011 Prairie View Cemetery
Memorial Day service.


2001 Memorial Day Parade in Downtow Chippewa Falls.  The Patriotic Council leads the parade.


Leroy Jansky, John Bowe and John Nebelsiek in the Color Guard leading the Memorial Day Parade in Chippewa Falls.

REVITALIZED CHIPPEWA COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL MONUMENT

Orginally dedicated on June 11, 1978, the Chippewa County Veterans Memorial Monument contains the names of 316 servicemen who were killed in action.

       KIA         
Civil War - 48 
   WWI - 90
  WW2 - 151
   Korea - 11
 Vietnam - 16

Site work was completed and the new, colored concrete was poured by Nyhus Concrete of Bloomer Wisconsin.

The concrete surface was stamped by Nyhus employees to have the appearance of bedrock.

Seven new flagpoles were installed.  One 30 ft for the US and POW/MIA flag and six 20 ft for the service flags.

Flagpoles were purchased from Freedom Flagpole in Eau Claire, WI.

The finished product shown with all flags at half-staff just before they were raised to full-staff on Memorial Day 2009.

POST MEMBERS HANKE & STAFFORD IN IRAQ - FISHING?

Fishing?  This pond looks greener than some Wisconsin Lakes in August.
Post 1038 members Mike Hanke and Jake Stafford in Iraq, June 2009.

KLEIN HALL CHRISTMAS DINNER - DECEMBER 20, 2008

Post member and VAP employee Jodi and Auxiliary member Wanda show off the Holiday cupcakes donated by Kathy Stafford owner of Simply Cakes.  Kathy is a new Auxiliary member.

Serving the residents of Klein Hall were Post Commander Bill, Auxiliary members Wanda and Lucyann, and Post member Leroy (taking photo).

Approximatly 20 residents took advantage of the meal and deserts provided by Post 1038.

Also shown are the gift packs donated by the Boyd American Legion Auxiliary and several residents who made monetary donaions.

 VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION AND RAFFLE - NOVEMBER 8, 2008

It was cold and a few flurries were flying but the Post Home was full for our 32nd Veterans Day Celebration.

Post 1038 Commander Bill McGann kicks off the Vets Day Celebration and explains the raffle prize rules.

Senior Vice Commander Dan Stafford and Commander Bill McGann show off a plaque and photo presented to Quartermaster Clarence Fagner for his service to the Post as Commander, Adjutant and Quartermaster over the years.

It was also Clarence's 81st birthday.

Whole families showed up to support the Post and have a good time.

A nearly full house made for a fun time and excitement as turkeys, hams, and various other items were raffled off to those present.

     GORDY'S VALLEY SPIRITS FLAGPOLE DEDICATION - OCTOBER 27, 2008

Chippewa Falls, WI October 27, 2008 - Gordy's Lake Wissota Store

Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council members ready a 15 by 25 foot US Flag for the flagpole dedication.

Council members unpack the flag before the dedication.

Flying high!  Strong winds were perfect for the dedication of the new 60-foot flagpole and 15 by 25 foot US Flag.

       FORT MCCOY PICNIC HOSTED BY DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN VFW

Fort McCoy, WI

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Great weather and good food.

Fred Mercord from the Prescott Post greets soldiers in the mess line.

August 20, 2008
Eau Claire Post 305 cooks up a storm on their grills.

Brats and hamburgers were on the menu as well as potato salad, beans and chips.

August 20, 2008

VFW members talk with ARNG Troops at Fort McCoy near Sparta, WI.

Their point was that the VFW is here to support them and their families.

August 20, 2008

Chippewa VFW Post 1038 Senior Vice Cmdr. Dan Stafford talks with Guard members at Fort McCoy.  Dan's son Jacob, who is also a Post 1038 member, was training with this unit too.

August 20, 2008

The food servers included many VFW Auxiliary members such as Ellie Wittrock on far right.

Approximately 3,500 meals were served on Wednesday.

January 2008

Post 1038 Ladies Auxiliary President Lucy Le Cleir and Post Commander Bill McGann preside at the Holiday Party held on January 18th.

The Auxiliary presented the Post with a nice monetary gift for 2008.

These ladies learned quickly how to enjoy our Holiday Party on January 18, 2008.

Holiday Party Guests wait for their turn in the mess line.

The last table served a meal is always the happiest - right?


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