ACKNOWLEDGING THE HONOR GUARD OF AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 56 AND NO. 635; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 90
(Extensions of Remarks - May 30, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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 ACKNOWLEDGING THE HONOR GUARD OF AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 56 AND NO. 
                                  635

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                           HON. DARIN LaHOOD

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 30, 2019

  Mr. LaHOOD. Madam Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the remarkable 
work that the Honor Guard of Bloomington American Legion Post No. 56 
and Normal American Legion Post No. 635 do for our community. The 
Bloomington-Normal Honor Guard is an integral organization for veterans 
and their families in Central Illinois.
  The Bloomington and Normal Posts have worked together for decades to 
ensure the Honor Guard Units are there to provide irreplaceable 
services for the veterans in our community. Over the past twelve years, 
the Bloomington-Normal Honor Guard has conducted over 1,000 funerals 
and 500 Color Guard events.
  Not only do Post No. 56 and Post No. 635 serve veterans and their 
families, but they also work to improve the well-being of our 
community. Over the past 25 years, both posts have presented the colors 
at the Illinois Special Olympics State Track and Field competition at 
Illinois State University. Also, Post No. 56 and Post No. 635 Honor 
Guard played a significant role at the dedication ceremony for the 
renaming of the Normal Post Office in honor of Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 
which my office and I helped to facilitate.
  I would like to thank the Bloomington American Legion Post No. 56 and 
Normal American Legion Post No. 635 for their commitment and service to 
our veteran community.
  Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing the good 
works of the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Post Honor Guard 
Members. I include in the Record the names of the Honor Guard members.


  Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard Members and Support 
                               Personnel

       Jim Allen, Thomas Asis, Derek Bishop, David Brown, Roger 
     Cann, Tom Crawford, Brandon Cruz, Chuck Downs, Butch Ekstam, 
     Mike Ellsworth, Milt Emmerson, Tom Fatten, Howard Hallstein, 
     Mike Hammons, Bob Handley, Roy Hanks, Jill Henry, Clayton 
     James, Royden Jones, Gina Keller.
       Kevin Keller, Ken Kemp, Ted Kerrn, Tom Laskowski, Bob 
     Littel, Dan Maffeo, Denny Meeks, Jack Menssen, Gus Miller, 
     Clarence Mitchell, Jerry Monical, Rich Moran, Carl Powell, 
     Kirby Reese, Steve Riesenberg, Chris Riley, Mike Rimshas, 
     Rick Ross, Thomas Rutherford, Bob Sable.
       Denis Sackett, John Schroeder, Mike Scott, Larry Stokowski, 
     Greg Struve, Keith Throop, Roger Troxel, Steve Turbett, Jim 
     Ulbrich, Jerry Vogler, Bill Warren, Paul Whittmer, Roger 
     Wilke, Bill Zimmerman.

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