Thurmont American Legion Post 168, Thurmont

We would like to thank all the supporters and volunteers that participated in our Golf Tournament. It was a success, and we can’t wait to have another one to support the Veterans.

The Thurmont Legion is forming a Legion Riders group. Don’t ride a motorcycle? No worries. You can enjoy the rides in your vehicle, while still supporting the cause. Applications are available at the Legion. To join, you must be a member of an American Legion, any Post. Be on the lookout for some fundraising raffles to support the Legion Riders.

The Auxiliary will be having its members’ picnic/meeting on Monday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m. Any Auxiliary member planning on attending is to bring a side dish or a dessert. We would love to see you there. The Auxiliary also has T-shirts for sale (they are very patriotic)! Send an email to if you would like to see a picture of the logo on the front and on the sleeve.

August will start our new year with new officers taking their positions in the Legion. The Legionnaires officers are: Commander—Nick Middendorff, 1st Vice Commander—Carie Stafford, 2nd Vice Commander—Debra Middendorff, Adjutant—Rick Hall, Finance—Gary Spegal, Chaplin—Alvin Hatcher, Judge Advocate—James Mackley, Sergeant at Arms—Allen Middendorff, Post Service Officer—Brian Burdette.

The Sons of the American Legion officers are: Commander—George Albright, Vice Commander—Danny Hurt, 2nd Vice—Donnie Etzler, 3rd Vice—Ed Culb, Adjutant—Lou Perrotti, Finance Officer—Brian Glass, Chaplin—Robbie Maze, Tony Cornejo—Sergeant at Arms.

The Auxiliary Officers are: President—Marsha Ridenour, 1st Vice—Tracey Burdette, 2nd Vice—Melissa Kinna, Secretary—Lisa Reed, Correspondence—Palma Willard, Historian—Joyce Glass, Chaplain—Bernadette Wurdarski, Treasurer—Alice Eyler, Sergeant at Arms—Tracey Burdette.

Once again, summer has gone way too fast, and the children will be returning to school. We would like to wish all the students a healthy and successful school year. If you are a junior or senior at Catoctin High School, check in with your guidance counselors periodically for scholarship information and other programs that the Legion has to offer.

The membership picnic will be held on Sunday, September 11. Tickets will go on sale after August 15. In order to attend the picnic, your 2022 dues must be paid and you must be 21 years of age.

Remember to check us out on Facebook: The American Legion 168. You will find kitchen specials and other events and happenings at the American Legion.

Francis X. Elder, American Legion Post 121, Emmitsburg

Submitted by Kevin Cogan, Commander Post No. 121

Hello and greetings from the Emmitsburg American Legion. We are in the process of updating and repairing our WW2 monument that stands out in front of the Post. If you know of any names on the monument that have been misspelled or were not added at the time the monument was placed, please inform the Post, so we can make the corrections and give Honor and Respect to our Veterans of that era. Thank You for your help with this project! Call the Post at 301-447-2274.

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