Ad Spot

Scouts, clubs and cadets assist Legionnaires

MADISON – Following a longstanding tradition, members of American Legion, Post 229 honor deceased veterans during the Christmas season. This year, numerous volunteers of all ages and backgrounds joined the cause.

On Dec. 15, Madison Legionnaires performed their annual decoration of graves of local area veterans. “A heavy turnout of volunteers helped,” American Legion spokesperson Richard L. Blanton Jr. said.

Individuals who helped with the wreaths included several Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops; cadets from the Army Junior ROTC of Sparkman High School and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Bob Jones High School; members of Raytheon Veterans; and numerous Madison citizens.

“They assisted in the placement of Christmas wreaths on the graves of over 500 veterans in the Madison Memory Garden, Madison City Cemetery and Floral Memorial Cemetery,” Blanton said.

Before grave decoration, Post 229 Commander Larry Vannoy presented a check to Girl Scout Troop 926 of Madison. “Post 229 annually contributes to local Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations and Junior ROTC units supporting these organizations’ efforts and programs,” Blanton said.

Troop 926 members who attended the volunteer session and accepted the donation from Post 229 included Mary Downs, McKenna Shelley and Troop Leader Olivia Downs.

“The City of Madison has made an effort since the 1990s in identifying veterans who have passed away and are buried in local cemeteries,” Blanton said. “But there are many veterans likely in the cemeteries that have not been identified as veterans by family or possessing Veteran-Administration-supplied headstones.”

“American Legion Post 229 requests any family that knows of family members not previously identified in these three above cemeteries to please contact Post 229 so their loved ones can recognized for their service at future Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Christmas season cemetery events,” Blanton said.

American Legion, Post 229 meets monthly on second Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Lunar Lodge, 740 Eastview Drive in Madison.

Post 229’s mailing address is American Legion, Post 229, P.O. Box 194, Madison AL 35758. For more information, call 256-258-8534 or email Commander@americanlegionpost229.org or Adjutant@americanlegionpost229.org.

Bob Jones High School

Nominations open for Bob Jones Hall of Fame

Madison

Nichols reminds families on COVID-19 procedures

Harvest

Partnership giving away Fentanyl test strips

Madison

Sheriff: Man flees from Limestone deputies in stolen ambulance, stolen fire truck

Madison

Triana, Madison libraries offer Makerspace for hi-tech crafts and more

Harvest

Art Tour of Homes expands into Madison with Estes and Overcash houses

Bob Jones High School

Neha, Puja Chopade’s research with Harvard mentors published in journal

Madison

Wroblewski in 15-mile swimming challenge for Wounded Warriors

Huntsville

Huntsville Ballet Company announces new season

Digital Version

Check out the August 2022 issue of Madison Living

Madison

Madison teen charged with murder after allegedly shooting brother

Bob Jones High School

Madison Area Lions’ donations help school nurses

Madison

Trash Pandas hang on, beat Lookouts 3-2 in finale

Madison

NewsNation network lauds Rodney Smith’s free lawn care

Madison

UPDATE: Madison man accused of killing former girlfriend

News

RD3 Legacy 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament Set For August 13

Madison

Trash Pandas bounce back against Lookouts with 5-2 victory

Bob Jones High School

Beautification board issues awards for well-kept sites

Madison

Auburn alum Sonny DiChiara joins Trash Pandas

Madison

MPD: Family dispute leads to shooting in Madison

Business

Former Huntsville business executive charged with wire fraud

Madison

Man charged with ex-girlfriend’s murder in Madison area

Huntsville

HPD makes drug bust in traffic stop

Huntsville

City of Huntsville mourns loss of Huntsville Fire & Rescue cadet

x