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Post 13  Wakonda, South Dakota

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CHARTER DATE: July 7, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: Gingrich Post of the American Legion was organized in Wakonda and a charter singed on July 7, 1919, by the veterans of World.. Read more »

FIRST COMMANDER: Carl Schaefer - 1926

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Past Commanders: 1927 - VACANT 1928 - EZRA CHRISTENSEN 1929 - ARTHUR E. DIEFENDORF 1930 - SYVERT BERGH 1931 -.. Read more »

WHAT MAKES OUR POST UNIQUE: The Gingrich-Dixon Post #13 of the American Legion was formed in July 1919. For 62 years (1944-2006), the Post’s home was the Start Township Hall at the corner of First and Montana Streets in Wakonda. After a fire destroyed that.. Read more »

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After a fire destroyed the old hall October 5, 2006 the Legion erected a new building at the same location that has been in use since fall 2007. The new hall, which cost approximately $275,000 to build, is totally paid for, thanks to insurance money and the generosity of the Wakonda community, which gave approximately $85,000 (including $25,000 from First Premier Bank) and donated labor and some materials for cleaning up the fire debris and building the new structure. The primary activities of the American Legion include: holding monthly Legion meetings, annual Veteran’s and Memorial Day Services for the community,.. Full story »
2010
This past Memorial Day, services were held in Wakonda and the surrounding area. The weather was very pleasant and couldn’t have been more agreeable for outdoor ceremonies. As in past years, the American Legion Gingrich-Dixon Post 13 Legionnaires started their morning at St. Columbkill, known as North Catholic Cemetery at 8:30 am to honor our departed comrades that have served in the Armed Forces. Post Chaplain Don Lyso began each service with reading of the.. Full story »
This past Memorial Day, annual services were held in Wakonda and the surrounding area. The weather was cooperative considering the heavy rainfall the night before. As in past years, the American Legion Gingrich-Dixon Post 13 Legionnaires started their morning at St. Columbkill, known as North Catholic Cemetery at 8:30 am to honor our departed comrades that have served in the Armed Forces. Post Chaplain Don Lyso began each service with reading of the names of.. Full story »
Local newspaper article. Also read the American Legion e Newsletter article: http://www.legion.org/moment-in-time/218626/how-does-post-13-south-dakota-celebrate-opening-hunting-season Full story »
http://www.legion.org/moment-in-time/218626/how-does-post-13-south-dakota-celebrate-opening-hunting-season Full story »
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