American Legion Post 534

American Legion Post 534 The American Legion Edwards Foye Post 534 in McFarland, WI is a community organization.

Operating as usual

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11/25/2020

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11/20/2020
American Legion Post 534 – 4911 Burma Road PO Box 556 McFarland, WI

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History of McFarland Legion Post 534 American Legion Post 534 in McFarland, WI was chartered as the Edwards-Foye post in 1948. The first election of officers took place in 1947. The post was named in honor of two servicemembers from the McFarland area who served in World War I and World War II respe...

History.Do what you can to share and support their mission.
11/19/2020
Membership – Wisconsin Veterans Museum

History.
Do what you can to share and support their mission.

Like you, we are keeping a close eye on the quickly changing landscape of how to best prioritize health and safety, both for ourselves and for our community. Our first concern is the health and well-being of you, our museum and foundation staff​, ​and our volunteers. Even though the museum is cu...

While the Wisconsin Veteran Museum remains closed at the present time, I wanted to be sure that you were aware of all th...
11/14/2020
Wisconsin Veterans Museum – Every Veteran is a Story

While the Wisconsin Veteran Museum remains closed at the present time, I wanted to be sure that you were aware of all the awesome features of their website! Reading oral histories has been amazing, perusing through their collection of artifacts as well. (Type in a 'keyword', you may be amazed at what you find!) Did you know we have four Medal of Honor recipients still living in Wisconsin? Spend some time...

https://wisvetsmuseum.com/

Flags came down on Thursday with the help of our dedicated Volunteers. (New ropes make the job much easier, by the way!)...
11/14/2020

Flags came down on Thursday with the help of our dedicated Volunteers. (New ropes make the job much easier, by the way!) Thank you all for helping us to honor Veterans Day! 🇺🇲
(Appreciation to Lion Ruth for some beautiful photos, and to her and Lion Paul for helping us as well!)

11/14/2020

FYI...
The “Turkey Gang” WILL NOT host the free Thanksgiving Dinner this year.
This year would have been the 28th year that the “Turkey Gang” has offered free Thanksgiving meals to the McFarland Community and beyond at the American Legion in McFarland.
Because of the stress and hardship that COVID-19 has put on the restaurant industry, we the “Turkey Gang” would ask our followers to support our LOCAL restaurants in their quest to survive during this pandemic.
With that said, the “Turkey Gang” will be back Thanksgiving, 2021.
Thanks for all your support Past, Present and Future…. Karen and Mike Larson

Mad respect...
11/13/2020

Mad respect...

Sgt. Matthew Koeppel conducts his last walk as a Tomb Sentinel after 40 months of honoring the Unknowns and guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Upon completion of the last walk, the Sentinel participates in a rose-laying ceremony which gives them the opportunity to pay their last respects to the Unknowns with a physical gift versus the gift of self.

(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Gabriel Silva)

Arlington National Cemetery Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier U.S. Army 4th Battalion, 3d US Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard"

Badger Honor Flight!
11/13/2020

Badger Honor Flight!

Looking for a great last-minute gift for that person who has everything?

Starting your holiday shopping? Badger Honor Flight has the perfect gift…

Shop for your favorite merchandise at our online store by viewing the photos and printing and filling out the order form photo. Order by 12/1/20 to guarantee you will have your gift before Christmas.

If you have any questions, please email Eileen at [email protected]

Please join us as we welcome our newest officer to the Legion Executive Board, Nathan Weier! Pleased to announce that Na...
11/13/2020

Please join us as we welcome our newest officer to the Legion Executive Board, Nathan Weier! Pleased to announce that Nate has accepted the position of 2nd Vice Commander. Thank you, Nathan! Welcome aboard. 🇺🇲

Veterans: It's Post meeting night! Please attend and support the installation of your newest Officer. Check your email m...
11/13/2020

Veterans: It's Post meeting night! Please attend and support the installation of your newest Officer. Check your email message from two days ago for the ZOOM link, or a limited number of members may attend in person. We. Need. YOU. 🇺🇲

Flags coming down today at 1:00 PM, appreciate the help! 🇺🇲
11/12/2020

Flags coming down today at 1:00 PM, appreciate the help! 🇺🇲

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11/12/2020

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11/12/2020

Congrats to the rest of our lucky winners, who are taking home everyone's favorite... CA$H!

Bob Hargraves - $25
Joan Garrett - $25
Sherry Alsmo - $25
Russ Reppen - $25
Kris Graham - $100
Paul Fankhauser - $25
Bob Gundlach - $25
Moose Winner - $25
Donna Thompson - $25
Patti Gausmann - $100
Jodie Armstrong - $25
Mike Mann - $25
Kelly Vinge - $25
Barb Bodenstein - $25
Dodi Kuehl - $100
Jennifer Murray - $25
Dave Halverson - $50
Teri Bultman - $50
Darrin Graham - $75
Greg Spaeni - $200

🇺🇸🇺🇸 We appreciate your support! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
Hope to see you next time!

11/12/2020

My sincere appreciation to the Legion and Auxiliary Family members who helped with the raffle drawing today!
Auxiliary members JoAnn Neis Fuchs, Kelly Vinge, Linda L Coon, and Bonnie Jenkins, Veterans Russ Jenkins, Jim Wickert, Russel Reppen and Tom Downs. We made a great team!
Respect and gratitude for your trust and friendship,
Laurie Downs

11/12/2020

CONGRATULATIONS to our 20 'non-cash' prize winners! Thank you ALL for your support!

Fall Decor Basket - Teri Bultman
Car Wash Bucket/Alignment - Tim Neitzel
Sutter Home Wine Basket - Melinda Reppen
Soup For Two Black & White Basket - Ashley Byrne
'Welcome' Sign & Holiday Lantern - Greg Duerst
Berringer Wine Basket - Elaine Gundlach
Maple Tree $25 Gift Card - Patti Gausmann
Kohl's $25 Gift Card - Rhonda Corning
'Coffee With a Kick' Grey Mug Basket - Linda Coon
Green Lantern $25 Gift Card - Myles Bible
Leinie's 6 Pack Gift Set - Melissa Hoefling
Packer Backer Plaque & Gifts - Kay Klema
Spoil Yourself Spa Basket - Jay Dollar
Spartan Pizza $25 Gift Card - Dewy Voiss
Maple Tree $25 Gift Card - Joe Malkasian
Bloody Mary Basket - Rusty Bruns
Craftsman Tool Bag Gift Set - Mari Lynn Stassi
'Coffee With A Kick' - Bob Jackson
Pasta Feast Basket - Jerry Bergeman
Spartan Pizza $25 Gift Card - Randy Thompson

Grateful to our donors and ticket purchasers!

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11/12/2020

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11/12/2020

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The 2020 Veterans Day Raffle is in the books. A huge THANK YOU to all who assisted! Congratulations to our Grand Prize w...
11/12/2020

The 2020 Veterans Day Raffle is in the books. A huge THANK YOU to all who assisted! Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Moose and Carol Winner!

Grandsons of Past Commander Paul Peters have many Veterans in their life to honor. 🇺🇲 They are growing up learning about...
11/11/2020

Grandsons of Past Commander Paul Peters have many Veterans in their life to honor. 🇺🇲 They are growing up learning about the Service that you, our Veterans have given. Thank you Sebastian and Ezra Golat, Kaden and Ethan Peters!

AJ says "Thanks!" to Papa Tom and all of our Veterans on this Veterans Day!
11/11/2020

AJ says "Thanks!" to Papa Tom and all of our Veterans on this Veterans Day!

The DeBolt kids honoring their Mom Faith, and Dad Sam, as well as all of our Veterans, for their Service!
11/11/2020

The DeBolt kids honoring their Mom Faith, and Dad Sam, as well as all of our Veterans, for their Service!

Respect and gratitude to ALL of you who have faithfully served! Veterans, if you so choose, please comment with your bra...
11/11/2020

Respect and gratitude to ALL of you who have faithfully served! Veterans, if you so choose, please comment with your branch of Service. Take a bow! 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

Thank you Larry for all you do for our Veterans organizations! Appreciate you sharing this. 🇺🇲
11/10/2020

Thank you Larry for all you do for our Veterans organizations! Appreciate you sharing this. 🇺🇲

You are invited to the VFW Post 7591 Auxiliary Veterans Day Chili Feed. Free to all Veterans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Nominal charge for non-veterans.

Happy Birthday, United States Marines!
11/10/2020

Happy Birthday, United States Marines!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲Flags went up in record time today thanks to so many dedicated volunteers. Gratef...
11/10/2020

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲
Flags went up in record time today thanks to so many dedicated volunteers. Grateful!
Weather permitting, the flags will be lowered at 1 PM on Thursday, November 12th. We'd love to see you there. 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲
Happy Veterans Day!

11/09/2020

Looks like it will be a BEAUTIFUL day to hang flags. See you Monday morning, 10:00 AM sharp!
Thanks.

With Veterans Day just days away, I would like to invite you to follow the lead of two of our younger SAL members pictur...
11/05/2020

With Veterans Day just days away, I would like to invite you to follow the lead of two of our younger SAL members pictured here, Kaden and Ethan, and pay tribute to a Veteran in your life! (Or any and all Veterans!) Email us a photo of your tribute, (poster, artwork, door decoration) and we will proudly display it on our page! Feel free to include in the photo the artist and/or the Veterans you honor. We would love for you to share it in your home's window, and on your Facebook as well, show your community your gratitude for our nation's Vets. One name will be drawn from all submissions and awarded a token of our gratitude.
Our inspiration, the Peters boys, are the sons of SAL Charter member Paulie Peters and Sarah Jo Pulvermacher Peters and are members of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 534 through the Service of their Grandpa, Past Commander Paul Peters.
Thanks for sharing, Peters family! 🇺🇲 ❤ 🇺🇸

Your American Legion Family sends their appreciation to all First Responders every day, but especially today! Thank you ...
10/29/2020

Your American Legion Family sends their appreciation to all First Responders every day, but especially today! Thank you for answering the call to serve your fellow man, and for giving tirelessly and selflessly of yourselves, day after day.
I know I run the risk of missing someone, but we would like to recognize our members (active or retired) who always show up when the pager goes off. 🇺🇸🚑🚓🚒
Thank you to Tyler TJ Mortenson, Justin Blanchar, Patrick O'Dell, Michael Brennan, Aaron Joe Reilly, Pauline Stout, Nathan Weier, Jerry Reiter,
William Boomer Larson , Kyle Weber, Eugene Friede, Bill Jaeger, Jim Licht, Pat Johnson, Paul Vind and also to those who I have missed... (PLEASE add names of those whom I am unaware of!)
“Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one.”—Abraham Lincoln

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4911 Burma Road PO Box 556
McFarland, WI
53558-0196

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+16088383249

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You are invited to the VFW Post 7591 Auxiliary Veterans Day Chili Feed. Free to all Veterans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Nominal charge for non-veterans.
Air Force Birthday is a holiday celebrated on September 18th annually to commemorate the day when the Air Force was officially separated from the United States Army in 1947. Prior to that year, the Air Force was a part of the Army and was known as the Army Air Force. However, lawmakers believed that it needed to be made into its own separate entity.
Sharing a news article about Blake Johnson's Eagle project last weekend, to benefit American Legion Post 534. Thank you to everyone who helped support his project! Scout earns Eagle status with landscaping project | McFarland Thistle | hngnews.com https://www.hngnews.com/mcfarland_thistle/article_53dfb181-7f3e-5763-8d61-da517595badb.html
Is there anyway to get a ball cap? I have been a member of this Post for 24 years but live in Texas.
New Location: McFarland High School Parking Lot.
Today is National Purple Heart Day Started in 2014, Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year and is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. The Purple Heart has a noble heritage. It is the oldest award still given to combat-wounded veterans of the U.S. military. Established by George Washington in 1782 and originally called the Merit Badge, the Purple Heart has been awarded 1.8 million times to recognize the sacrifice and commitment of combat-wounded veterans.
MCFARLAND—Michael L. “Mike” Valdovinos, age 70, of McFarland, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. He was born on Aug. 1, 1950, in Milwaukee, the oldest son of Gustavo and Bernadine (Kwasny) Valdovinos. Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Danang, Vietnam. He then graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. After college, Mike worked for Spancrete in Waukesha for years. He then worked as a consulting engineer for the Wisconsin’s Department of Safety and Building. Mike was united in marriage to Louise (Pieper) on April 20, 1974. Mike is survived by his three children, Laura (Nick) Shtaida, Aaron (Tricia) Valdovinos and Kristine (Erik) Deitz; grandchildren, Levi, Wyatt, Halle, Lex, Lincoln, Evelyn and Leona; and several relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lynn Smith. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 534, Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 107272, Four Lakes Detachment of the Marine Corps League No. 351 and Wisconsin Vietnam Vets Chapter 5. He proudly took part in the Pass and Review and Military Honor Rites performed by the Madison Area Veterans Firing Squad. Due to the current pandemic, a drive through visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Following the visitation, a private service will be held. Family and friends who wish to view services via LIVE STREAM may visit Michael’s obituary page at www.gundersonfh.com and click on the Watch Webcast Link at 12 noon on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family of Michael to be designated at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
Thank you all so very much for the care package! I’m so thankful for you all!
Happy Thanksgiving from Ukraine!
At last year's fall open house I met a Homes for Hero's representative for mortgages? Can any one help me reconnect with him. Not a realtor, rather a mortgage broker.
Stopped by Legion Post 32 in Springfield, IL and swapped Legion license plates with bartender Hilary.
Gratitude for the matching funds gift granted on Friday night! A couple savvy shoppers, armed with some discount coupons, picked up some beautiful backpacks that will last these deserving students for a long time. #hometownproud