Celebration Of American Legion & Auxiliary Centennial, Avenue Of Flags 40th Anniversary Is Saturday

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon American Legion, Legion Auxiliary and Sheldon Avenue of Flags will be holding an ice cream social for all Sheldon veterans, auxiliary members and their families, and Avenue of Flags volunteers this Saturday.

KIWA talked to Sheldon American Legion Adjutant Mark Poyzer, and asked him about the occasion they’ll be celebrating Saturday.

Poyzer says he’s been researching the Sheldon American Legion & Auxiliary for about two years, and he discovered the American Legion’s Temporary Charter was granted in August of 1919, but it was several more years before the Permanent Charter was granted.

Poyzer tells us that one of the things Sheldon’s American Legion did after they were formed was to lobby the Sheldon City Council to daily display an American Flag outside the community building.

As we’ve heard, the Sheldon Avenue of Flags is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Wally Wolthuizen of the Avenue of Flags tells us more.

He tells us who was involved in making Sheldon’s Avenue of Flags a reality.

In addition, Wolthuizen says Bernie Wissink has worked tirelessly for the Avenue of Flags for many years.

Wolthuizen says Sheldon’s Avenue of Flags is displayed multiple times throughout the year.

The celebration for the 100th anniversary of Sheldon’s American Legion & Auxiliary, and the 40th anniversary of Sheldon’s Avenue of Flags will take place at the City Park this Saturday. All veterans, auxiliary members, and family members should gather for a photo at 4:30, with the ice cream social to follow at 5:00 Saturday afternoon.


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