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American Legion Post #71Presents Thrall with Flag

L to R: Rory O'Neil, Ernest Ramos, Don Peters, Jesse Herrera, Doug Thrall, Kirk Crespin and Ron Cook

L to R: Rory O’Neil, Ernest Ramos, Don Peters, Jesse Herrera, Doug Thrall, Kirk Crespin and Ron Cook

Local American Legion Post #71 of Lamar presented Doug Thrall, owner of the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn with a plaque and flag as a way of saying thanks for his support of the organization for the past five years. City Councilman Kirk Crespin and Prowers County Commissioner, Ron Cook, were also on hand for the presentation.

Raising a Flag Honoring POWs

Raising a Flag Honoring POWs and MIAs

“He has been a true friend of our organization, allowing us a meeting place for the American Legion for over five years and we wanted to honor the occasion with this presentation,” said Jesse Herrera this past Friday, May 13th at the motel’s main entrance.

Thrall said he understands the value that the local American Legion lends to the community, acting as honor guard for such settings as a funeral or community parade or national observance. “I’ve been happy to offer a kind of second home to the American Legion for their meetings and when they honor our current and past military members,” he explained.

The American Legion Post has planned a fundraising event on Memorial Day, May 30th from 10am to 2pm at Tractor Supply in Lamar.

By Russ Baldwin

Corrections included in article: Editor

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