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American Legion Post #7 donates $5,000

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015

American Legion Post #7 donated a check for $5,000 to members of the Purple Heart Monument committee. The committee accepted the very generous gift on Tuesday, July 21 at the American Legion Post located at 1330 Etna Avenue.

The Purple Heart Monument plans are to unveil the 21,000-pound monument during the groundbreaking for the Veterans’ Park on Veterans’ Day in November. Additional plans call for a dedication ceremony of the park and monument to follow the parade as part of the Veterans’ Day celebration. Donations for the monument can be sent to: The Veterans’ County Recognition Fund in care of the Huntington County Veterans Service Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Room 102, Huntington, IN 46750. Those who want a receipt for tax purposes should submit a request with their donation.

Shown in the photo from left are Juanita Hedrick, Purple Heart Monument committee; Danielle Clements, Purple Heart Monument committee; Olin Robert, finance officer, American Legion Post #7; Gloria Holzinger, accepting the check, Purple Heart Monument committee and Taryn Fusselman, of the Veterans Affairs Office. Other members of the committee include Chris Newton, Larry Jenks, Perry Collins, Leslie Ackermann, Pete Eshelman, Steve Kimmel and Terry Stoffel.