American Legion Post 305,
Caledonia, Mi.
9546 Cherry Valley
Telephone Number 616-891-1882
2016 Veterans Day
The Auxiliary, once again, did a superb job at preparing the deserts and
To our members and our guests, the Post would
like to thank all those involved with this years
Veterans Day Ceremony.
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On Friday 11-11-16 a group of members, representing our Post, went to the Emmons Lake Elementary
School for their annual Veterans Day ceremony. The Color Gourd was made up of Phil Shook, Dan
Terrell, Gary Timmermans, Gary Marzean, Tom Basarabski. Also in attendance from the Post were
Buff Rodgers, Ron Shook, John Mc Dowell and Bill White. Also in attendance were active Duty
Personnel pictured below.
Ceremonies at the Post began at 7 PM. Commander Wally Brodock welcomed all in attendance and presented an
Honorary Legionnaire of The Year to Cami Sterken for her work and Voluntarism for the past year. Eden Witvoet sang
our National Anthem, , followed by Monica Duffield, Senior Vice Commander, Terri Brodock, President of the
Auxiliary,SAL Commander Bill Duffield, Retired Major Dan Yablonski (Not Pictured), Scott Baldwin, Sergeant At
Arms, each had a few words commemorating Veterans Day. Past Legionnaire of the Year for 2015 Dan Erskine presents  
Gary Marzean with Post Legionnaire of the Year for 2016. The SAL Squadron Saluted our Comrades, followed by Buff
Rodgers with Taps. Chaplain Gary Timmermans closed with a prayer.
Thereafter the order was given to "Salute the Dead". The SAL Firing Squad then carried out a 21 gun salute.  "Taps" were
preformed by John (Buff) Rodgers. Commander Wally Brodock closed the ceremonies by asking Chaplain Gary Timmermans
for the closing prayer and then inviting everyone for some refreshments. A good crowd was on hand for the observance.
A Big Thank You to the Boy Scouts of Caledonia for the part they played in
our Veterans Day ceremony.