Middleton Post 39
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Gem Boys State
At Boys State young men learn about the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen.  It is possible to earn college credits for an additional fee.
The American Legion Idaho Gem Boys State Program for the year of 2017 will be at the NNU Campus again. It will be held June 4-10, 2017.
There is also a program called Girls State which is administered by the Auxiliary.  It closely parallels the Boys State Program and held about a week later.  
Now that we have an Auxiliary Unit, we can get young ladies to attend.
The Post sponsored 2 young men in 2016: Brandon B. Hanson of Meridian High andScott G. Lake of Eagle High.
Oratorical Contest
 

OLD GLORY BUSINESS FLAG PROGRAM FORMS

The American Legion Post 39 is offering an opportunity to all businesses in Middleton to help support Post 39 and to show
your patriotism. This is our Old Glory Business Flag Program.

Click on the links below for the program information letter and contract in Word doc or Adobe PDF format.

Flag Program Letter .doc  .pdf

Flag Program Contract  .doc  .pdf

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Middleton businesses can contact Dave Freeman at 208 585-2718.
Star businesses can contact Marv West at 208 286-9714.

Our Heroes
Will Not Be Forgotten!

American Legion Middleton Post 39 is starting early to raise funds for “Wreaths Across America”. This is not a fund raiser for the post treasury; every dollar goes toward the Sponsorship of a wreath to be placed on the final resting place of an American Veteran on December 17, 2016 @ 10am at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. A wreath ceremony will be held on that day with the public invited to help lay wreaths immediately following the ceremony.

This year’s goal is to respectfully place 3,800 wreaths on the graves of America’s Heroes to show respect and thanks from a grateful American Nation.

Tax deductable cost for one wreath is $15.00, for every 2 wreaths sponsored a third is donated by Wreaths Across America.

American Legion Middleton Post 39 has donated to this endeavor for the past two years. The post also has in the past provided its Honor Guard to conduct a Three Volley Military salute at the ceremony.

Post 39 is looking forward in receiving funds from Individual Sponsors, Business Sponsors as well as Corporate Sponsors donors.

To donate to this well-deserved Salute to American Veterans you can make a check out to American Legion Post 39 Middleton and in the memo section of the check refer to Group ID # ID0005. As previously stated the donations are Tax Deductable and Post 39’s EIN # 26-361674. The address is Middleton Post 39,

P. O. Box 257, Middleton, Idaho 83644.

With enough proper information sponsors will be acknowledged in the program at the National Remembrance Ceremony on December 17, 2016.

For more information you can contact Tamara Earp at 910-850-6915, tamara.earp@gmail.com or Mike Carpenter Post 39 Adjutant at 208-914-3446 mikemarybeth@gmail.com .

Revised 2/3/2016 mc

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Broke-Down-Bunch
This is an annual fund raiser with proceeds going to veterans. 
Members of the Post provide security for the street festival on Memorial Sunday in May.  Fabulous BBQ and prizes.

Honor Guard

                 Post 39 Financial Grant
The Department Judge Advocate has reviewed and enthusiastically approved our financial grant program. We can now consider it as operational.

The Post Service Officer and Commander will have the necessary applications and forms as well as a copy of the grant contract.  (see Officers/Contacts for contact info.)
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During 2016, they served
16 Veterans in September and 20 in October.
21 were seved in November; and 17 in December
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Only 9 were served in January 2017 and 11 in February.  It is believed the numbers are down due to our "wonderfull" (near record) snows.
They served 15 veteran families in March but only 12 in April and 13 in May, 17 were served during May.