Garretson Legion - Post 23 Roles

In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation's veterans, its servicemembers, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Our organization's positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by Amercan Legion National Convention delegates, and by committee and commission members who represent 2.5 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them allow The American Legion to make a difference on the local, state and national levels.

It's who we are and what we do. (Ref 1)

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Membership - Paid Up For Life (PUFL) (Ref 2)

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The Garretson American Legion Baseball Team sponsored by the American Legion Post 23 participated in the "2013 Post 9 Arnold Larsen Invitational Baseball Tournament" in Milbank on May 31-June 2 and came away with the first place trophy. Garretson took on Aurora in the first game and came away with an 8-0 victory. Hitting leaders were Cody Bonte, Patrick Whetham, and Thomas Howe all with singles. Whetham and Bonte did the pitching. These two hurlers gave up no runs on no hits and had 14 strikeouts in the shortened game.

The second game was a matchup of the younger Milbank team who were overmatched by the boys from Garretson. Garretson won this game in a shortened contest 16-7. Players with multiple hits were Cody Bonte, Dylan Carlson, Nick Skillmaln, and Thomas Howe. Skillman's hits included two doubles. Jess Brockhouse also doubled before leaving the game with a dislocated finger resulting from a head first slide into first base. Carlson and Derek Dillon handled the pitching duties. They gave up seven runs on two hits but had 14 walks and hit batsman and combined for nine strikeouts.

The championsihp game played on Sunday had Garretson going against Clear Lake. The majority of these players played on the team that qualified for the State High School Club Baseball Tournament. Garretson won this game in a pitching dual 2-1. Cody Bonte, Dylan Carlson, Christian Mader, and Thomas Howe collected singles for Garretson with Thomas Howe delivering a 2 RBI single in the bottom of the sixth which proved to be the game winner. Patrick Whetham threw a complete game for Garretson. He gave up 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 13 and walking none.

Next action for the Garretson team will be June 14-16 for a tournament in Webster. (Ref 3)


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