Wednesday, August 4, we celebrated 231 years of the Coast Guard’s dedicated service

“Semper Paratus!” or “Always Ready” is the U.S. Coast Guard’s motto. This Wednesday, August 4, we celebrate 231 years of the Coast Guard’s dedicated service and sacrifice on behalf of the Nation! August 4, 1790 marks the day “Congress authorized Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton's proposal to build ten cutters to protect the new nation's revenue ... this service would officially be named the Revenue Cutter Service in 1863. 1” “In 1915, Congress officially passed the ‘Act to Create the Coast Guard,’ combining them with the ‘Life-Saving Service’ to form the Coast Guard.

Muskego American Legion Post 356 2021 Annual Picnic

The 2021 Post 356 annual picnic was held Saturday July 24 at the Teffer Farms Camp Shangri-la on Upper Kelly Lake in New Berlin, Waukesha County.  It was a good time to socialize, eat, drink, fish, and have a good time.  We had over twenty show up.  Everyone said the grounds looked good and the place was very well maintained and suggested we plan to have the 2022 picnic there again.  One of our members took his canoe and caught a few fish.  He didn’t brag about the size.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day, a day for uniting Americans to thank and honor Vietnam War Era veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.  More than 3 million Vietnams Era veterans and their families have been publicly thanked by friends and neighbors during some 19 thousand ceremonies hosted by more than 12 thousand dedicated Commemorative Partners, but there is still more to do.  We lose mo

American Legion Post 356 Veterans Day Ceremony

                                                                 2020 Muskego American Legion Post 356

                                                                         Veterans Day Ceremony

Unserviceable Flags Ceremony

The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags is outlined in Resolution No. 440, passed by the 19th National Convention of The American Legion in New York, Sept. 20-23, 1937. The ceremony has been an integral part of American Legion ritual since that date. The resolution reads as follows:

Third 2020 $1,000 scholarship winner

Ellie Maday is a senior at Muskego Hight School with a GPA of 4.577. She is planning to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working toward a degree in biochemistry with pre-pharmacy intentions.

About Ellie (WORD)

Ellie's Patriotism essay (PDF)

Second 2020 $1,000 scholarship winner

Sean is a senior at Muskego Hight School with a GPA of 3.648. He is planning to attend Southern Illinois University, working toward a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology.

About Sean (WORD)

Sean's Patriotism essay (PDF)

Muskego American Legion Scholarship Program

The Muskego American Legion Post 356 in conjunction with the Muskego American Legion Auxiliary sponsor an annual “Patriotism" scholarship program with the Norway School District/Muskego High School.  Depending on available funds, the Post has awarded as many as three $1,000 scholarships, per year. 

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Tudor Oaks July 4, Drive By July 3, 2020

The Muskego American Legion Post 356 participated in a July 4th Drive-By Ceremony for the residents of Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community in Muskego Wisconsin, on July 3rd.  Because of the Covid-19 virus pandemic,  an indoor ceremony was not recommended.  Michele Vogt the Lifestyle Director and other ladies of the Tudor Oaks staff decided to have a drive by outside the building.