Feb 27, 1977 - Daily Herald - Sunday

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Feb 27, 1977 - Daily Herald - Sunday - American Legion Posf 73 The American Legion...
American Legion Posf 73 The American Legion traditionally has been one of Provo's most patriotic organizations. The Dean Mendenhall Provo Post 13 had its beginnings in 1919 after World War I. Today it meets regularly under the direction of Commander Robert A. Ogle and carries out programs designed to promote citizenship and Americanism. An active ladies auxiliary headed by Mrs. Eleanore Ogle, president, supports the post and has projects of its own. Legion officers besides the commander and Boyd W. Reynolds, first vice commander; Spencer C. Heiner, second vice commander and service officer; J. Bruce Clark, adjutant; Frank A. Van ROBERT A.OGLE Wagenen, chaplain; Troy Mott, finance officer; N. La Verl Christensen, historian; George S. Ballif, judge advocate; Royal Neilson, sergeant- at-arms; Dallis A. Christensen, Americanism chairman; Kenneth Balser, athletic officer; and F. Orval Singleton, chairman of the honor guard. Supporting officers to Mrs. Ogle in the auxiliary are Phyllis Christensen, first vice president; Dorothy Keele, second vice president; Grace Reynolds, treasurer; Doris Mott, secretary; and Lavern Singleton, chaplain. The Legion joined other groups comprising the Provo Veterans Council to sponsor an outstanding Veterans Day program. It traditionally takes leadership in sponsoring a community-wide Flag Day observance and participates in parades and other events. patriotic Through its Americanism chairman, it sponsors Boys State, while the auxiliary sponsors Girls State. Oratorical and essay contests are regular features. Legionnaires have an active honor guard which conducts military funerals. They also seek to aid families of living veterans when needed and participate in the Sub-for-Santa program. Through the Legion's service program it seeks to assist veterans in finding jobs and joins with other veterans organizations in sponsoring Memorial Day activities including the Memorial Park at the Provo Cemetery. Sons, Daughters of Utah Pioneers The eight new cases recent acquisitions were season it is open to Special programs the of

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 27 Feb 1977, Sun,
  3. Page 208

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