Post 96 Roscommon, MI, Michigan

Post 96

Roscommon, MI, Michigan

Post 96 Roscommon, MI, Michigan

About This Post

Notable Members

Kevin C. Sherman, 1st Post Commander, Duane Pinkelman, Past Commander; Richard "Dick" Reed, Past Commander; George Kozlowski, Past Commander (deceased); Larry Paxton, Past Commander;

What Makes this Post Unique

Roscommon Post #96 has share our Post home with our local VFW post, Charles M. Engel Post #4159 from our very beginning. This joint home has benefited many as our two groups work together to continue our patriotic calling to ... READ MORE




Organizational Meeting

Jun 10, 1999
On June 10, 1999 an organizational meeting was held in Roscommon, Michigan at the Lion’s Club organized by the State of Michigan Revitalization Committee of the American Legion. That meeting was facilitated by some of the early members of the new Roscommon Post #96 and the meeting was conducted by NEC Al Ford and Field Service Officer Raymond Moore. Present from the State Headquarters and/or 10th District were: Al Ford (NEC & Revitalization Committee); Frank..
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First Post Fundraiser

Aug 28, 1999
McNamara Car Show, Post #96 were loaned a Hot Dog Trailer by 1st Vice Commander Ken Walker and the Post made a profit of $282 on this funraiser
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1st Permanent Election of Officers

Sep 20, 1999
Monthly Meeting resulted in election of Officers; Commander - Kevin C. Sherman 1st Vice Commander - Kenneth Walker 2nd Vice Commander -Harry Bowers Adjutant - Gerald Laur Finance Officer - Raymond Mahaffy Chaplain - John Leacher
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Membership Spurge

Oct 17, 1999
Membership has grown to 56 members, 14 new members and 42 transfer members.
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Ladies Auxiliary first meeting.

Feb 17, 2000
1st Meeting of Ladies Auxiliary with attendance of 10th District Ladies President.
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Post Constitution and By Laws approved by State Judge Advocate

Apr 14, 2000
The Post Constitution and By Laws were drafted and presented to the Post in January of 2000 and were approved by the Post. They were then submitted to the State Of Michigan American Legion Judge Advocate for approval, which occurred in March of 2000.
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Post Sign is Placed

May 17, 2001
Post sign is finished and in place, thanks to Comrade Duane Pinkelman.
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First Boy's Stater Share their Experiences

Oct 18, 2001
Post #96 first two attendees to Boy's State spoke to a joint meeting of the Legion and Auxiliary.
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Memorial Day 2016 Services at 5 Cemeteries & CRAF Center

May 30, 2016
Roscommon Post #96 and VFW Post #4159 performed our annual Memorial Day Services at 5 Cemeteries and the CRAF Center. A meal was held at the VFW hall afterwards.
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Kirtland Warbler Festival Pancake Breakfast

Jun 4, 2016
Roscommon Post #96 was offered the opportunity to assist the Kirtland Warbler Festival with a Pancake Breakfast. The Festival was back in existence after a long absence and this was the second year. We tried this as a fundraiser but there was minimal attendance at our breakfast. We were joined by the local Girl Scout troop and Brownies and spent time with them discussing what their views of "Who is a Veteran? and we had..
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Roscommon Post #96 2016 Poppy Day Fundraiser

Jun 10, 2016
Our Roscommon Post #96 of the American Legion and Auxiliary will be out the weekend of June 10-11, 2016 with our Poppy Day fundraiser. All monies earned will be used for the benefits of local Veterans
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Flag Day Retirement Ceremony

Jun 14, 2016
Roscommon Post #96 performed their Annual Flag Day Retirement Ceremony accompany by our local Boy Scout troop and the Immaculate Conception Assembly 4th Degree of our local Knights of Columbus.
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Wreaths Across America National Remembrance Ceremony December 17, 2016

Dec 17, 2016
Roscommon Post #96 participated in this year Wreaths Across America National Remembrance Ceremony on December 17, 2016 for the first time. Based on the community involvement, our Post was able to honor 80 Veterans graves in several local cemeteries. The Post, though small in numbers, took this on as a Service Project and will continue this ceremony in years ahead based on our first year response from the community. Wreaths Across America Website Reference: On..
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