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Post 11  Wagner, South Dakota

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CHARTER DATE: July 7, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: DEATH CLAIMS FIRST WAGNER SOLDIER BOY *************************** Elmer Roy Greer Succumbs at Hospital in Fort Riley, Kansas after Short Illness Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Pierce R, Pinard

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Charter Members. Pierce R. Pinard, Basil B. Taylor, Chester L. Morgan, LeRoy J. Harney, Edwin J. Petock, John Kaberna, Noel.. Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: The home post was first built in 1929 after members of the post bought bonds. The basement was dug by hand and the building was built by volunteers. The members that purchased bonds got together and burned their bonds in.. Read more »

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1920
The part Department Commander Frank McCormick played in the beginning of the American Legion Baseball program. The Americanism Committee at the 1925 South Dakota State Convention held in Milbank, South Dakota submitted a resolution to the Legion National organization recommending to the national organization at its annual convention in Omaha that this or similar program be adopted as one of the major activities of the national organization of the American Legion. Little did one realize, sitting in the convention in Milbank, the significance of Department Commander McCormick’s (local Wagner boy) introduction of a close friend of his, the late Major.. Full story »
2010
THE FINAL INSPECTION The Soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.. Step forward now, Soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true? The soldier squared his shoulders and said, 'No, Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough... Full story »
Noah’s Ark Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark. One: Don’t miss the boat. Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat. Three: Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. Four: Stay fit. When you’re 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. Five: Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. Six: Build your future on high ground. Seven: For safety’s sake, travel in pairs. Eight: Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs. Nine:.. Full story »
Wagner Greer Post #11, Wagner's American Legion Auxiliary and Wagner's Legion Riders meets on the third Thursday each month. Social at 6 p.m. Meal at 7 p.m. Meeting at 8 p.m. Full story »
Cancer Rummage and Bake Sale held at the Wagner American Legion Hall 2017. Anyone wishing to donate rummage items should contact Arlis Kafka 605-384-3597. Full story »
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