Second Muskego American Legion Post 356 2021 scholarship winner

The Muskego American Legion Post 356 Ladies Auxiliary presented $1,000 scholarship awards to three Muskego Hight School students

One recipient was Heather Blair who will be attending UW-Whitewater to major in Elementary Education

Third Muskego American Legion Post 356 2021 scholarship winner

The Muskego American Legion Post 356 Ladies Auxiliary presented $1,000 scholarship awards to three Muskego Hight School students.

One recipient was Michael Lewis who will be attending UW-Madison majoring in Biochemistry.

Purple Heart Day, August 7.

Another special day in August is Purple Heart Day, August 7. The Purple Heart medal is our Nation’s oldest military award and one of the first presented to all ranks. Originally introduced in 1782 by (then) General George Washington, only three recipients initially received this meritbased, heart-shaped award. It was reintroduced following World War I, and since then has been presented to American service members wounded or killed as a result of enemy action. Service members are eligible to receive multiple Purple Hearts throughout their career.

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)