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Veteran of the Month

American Legion Post 33 and the Heritage Museum honor a deceased veteran of our local communities and Polk county each month.

Veteran of the month events are generally held on the second Saturday of each month. Those participating meet at the museum at 1PM. 


Once the group has come together, they walk a block to raise the flags at the corner of C St. and Main at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


For a month, an American flag and the flag of the honored service member's branch of service. At the end of month the American flag will be presented to the family and another American flag and  branch of service flag is hoisted for the next Veteran.  


After the flag raising, the group is invited to return to the museum to enjoy refreshments, visit, and share stories of the honoree. 

Would you like to honor a deceased veteran? Please contact Billy Whisenant. You can then schedule a month to fly a flag in remembrance of your loved one.

Billy: 805-574-9733            Email: 


For more information or to suggest an honoree.

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The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth. 

Legion Post 33 meets on a monthly basis at the Heritage Museum, except during summer months. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7PM.

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