Lester Keate Post 90

American Legion

June is going to be busy.   Starting with the "Field of Flags" on June 12 (setup), 13, 14 (program starts at 9 am), 15th and ending the 16th with take down after 6 pm.

St George Sentinel Baseball starts on June 20, where the Color Guard/Ritual Team will post colors at 8:30am at Dixie State University Bruce Hurst Field (opening game of the St George Summer Classic Tournament). The tournament is June 20-23. Played at 4 fields 3 times a day. In July, Sentinel Baseball will be played at Pine View High School. Schedule will be out shortly.

Thanks to all those that came out to the St George Cemetery for Memorial Day. The weather was perfect.  Four generations of Lester Keate's family were able to be with us this year — some traveling a good distance.

Lt. Col. Dennis Berg, USAF (ret) was the guest speaker. Music provided by Tammy Houchen and Color County Chorus. Invocation Mark Heiner. Benediction and Poem "In Flanders Field" Dave Shuck. Terry Dunne and Boris Derugin explained the POW-MIA table. Posting of National Colors and Rifle Salute by Post Ritual Team. Thanks to everyone who helped set up for the program and to clean up after the program. At right, Maynard Sorensen, along with Jim Flohr and Frank Johnson perform at the cemetery in Ivins.

Upcoming Events

June 12: Post 90 Executive Board meeting, 5 p.m.
June 13-17: Field of Flags at the Dixie Convention Center
June 13: Business Expo at Dixie Convention Center. FREE to attend, tons of prizes, wellness checks, rock climbing walls for the kids
June 16: Welcome home Utah Honor Flight veterans at the Dixie Convention Center, 9 p.m. Our own Bryant Wright is on this trip! Park in the back behind the Hilton Garden Inn and enter through the doors on the northeast side of the Convention Center. There will be a program and Mayor Jon Pike will speak, along with Vietnam War veteran Ron Lewis.
June 20-22: St. George Sentinels baseball at Dixie State, Pine View High School.
June 22-24: 2018 State of Utah Convention, Marriott Salt Lake City (University Research Park) 4080 Wakara Way. For more information, call Marti 435-668-5770
July 10: Post 90 Executive Board Meeting 5-6 pm
July 11: Post 100 Meeting at 6 pm
July 14: DEC Quarterly Meeting
July 14: Dedication Vietnam Veterans Wall in Layton
July 21: American Legion Washington County meeting – Legion Hall St George- 5-7 pm
Aug. 8: Post 100 Meeting 6 pm
Aug. 14: Post 90 Executive Board Meeting 5-6 pm
Aug. 18-23: Legacy Run (American Legion Riders) Hutchingon KS to Minneapolis MN
Aug. 24-25: SAL National Convention, Minneapolis MN
Aug. 24-30: National American Legion/American Legion Auxiliary Convention, Minneapolis MN
March 15, 2019: American Legion’s 100th birthday

Commander's Column

Marti Bigbie 

Post Commander