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Edward W Thompson American Legion Post 49
129 Michigan Ave.
South Haven, MI 49090

E-mail:  SouthHavenAmericanLegion@gmail.com

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AL Post 49 Family Patriotism Presentation 

to Glenn and Saint Basil's Schools on 24 September 2021

On 24 September, Post 49’s Color and Honor Guard will present a School Outreach Americanism program to two local schools. 

1.The first will be at Glenn Elementary School at 11:15. 

2.The second will be later the same day at St. Basil Catholic School at 1:15.       This event may also be recorded for future presentations.

In addition to our Color Guard Detachment Commander, bugler and seven people to present the three-volley salute, Steve Hamilton estimates we also need twelve people to present flags, two people to demonstrate flag folding and one narrator.

Steve has also recruited the United States Coast Guard in St. Joseph to join us with their uniformed personnel.

If you can support any of these roles or would like to simply watch the event this year, please plan to be at the Post by 1030 Friday, 24 September. A long sleeve white shirt, gold braid and tie are preferred but not required.

With community enthusiasm growing for this type of program, Post 49 hopes to be invited into other schools and events to better support our mission of mentoring Americanism for youth and the community in general.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the people shown below.

Thanks in advance for your support of this important event,

Tom Breen at 317-341-1282

Steve Hamilton at  269-207-4667 

John Barkley at 269-639-2525






SAL Chaplain John Michael McCormack attended the 5Aug2021 AL Membership Meeting and presented a  donation from VALOR to the American Legion.

Cmdr. Jason Turner and Finance Officer Tom Dryer are shown receiving the VALOR check from John Michael.





Commander Turner is supervising the cake cutting to celebrate the Army’s 246th Birthday,

at a safe distance from the saber.



Jim Montgomery receives a 50 Year AL Service Award Certificate




Jim "Doc" McCloughan celebrating Medal of Honor Day


AL Post 49 Commander Jason Turner serving cake to celebrate the 102 Birthday of the American Legion



Jim Montgomery receiving the Meritorious Service Award

Tom Miller and Terry Page receiving 50 Year Membership Awards 

Tom Breen receiving the Post 49 Legionnaire of The Year Award



South Haven SAL Post 49 Squadron Adjutant Greg McCormack  presents a grateful appreciation "Shooting Star Award" to South Haven Meijer Store Director Sandy Wright as Squadron Commander Earl Lash looks on. Sandy and the Meijer store made generous contributions last year to the annual Larry Carlson Memorial Senior Thanksgiving dinner Despite Covid restrictions, more than 330 local area residents either picked up or had the dinners delivered to them, thanks to Sandy and the Meijer's South Haven store‚Äč








Commander Jason Turner from AL Post 49 in South Haven presents the "Helping Hand Award" on Jan 2, 2021 to Tim on behalf of  Richland Meat Market owner Jim Nieuwenhuis. The Richland Meat Market supplied "the meat" for SAL Special Pork Chop dinner events to raise money for the South Haven Community Children's Christmas Fund.










American Legion Meritorious Service Medals were presented to Chuck Aubrey and Steve Hamilton in
recognition of their ongoing high level of support to the AL Post 49 Family. Congratulations to both !









A 48 Star Flag was recently donated by prior AL Post 49 Cmdr. Stan Wakild to Adj. Tom Breen.  Your donations have allowed this flag, used 1912-1959, to be conserved and mounted in the club dining room to teach our Flag’s history.












                        A LONG WAY FROM THIS           AND            THIS AT START OF 2011

           TO THIS 



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