– Delavan Legion to Host Flag Removal Ceremony


By Heather Ruenz


The Delavan American Legion Post 95 is in the final stages of planning for a special flag removal ceremony they will host next month.

According to Brian, the Legion is teaming up with local Boy Scout Troop 328 and Girl Scout Troop 7328 scouts for the event.

“It will involve the elimination of the flags in the right way,” said Balsewicz, adding that while it might not be perfect, it is a learning opportunity for the scouts, which is why they have enlisted the troops to participate.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m., at the Veterans Memorial Park, located across from Lake Comus in Delavan.

According to Balsewicz, members of the Legion have chosen this time so that the ceremony can take place at dusk and, they hope that special people will be present at the event.

“We plan to honor all veterans who will attend the flag removal ceremony by presenting them with a star cut out of an American flag,” he explained.

Balsewicz said the Legion is hoping the park’s canteen will be open that evening so that guests have an opportunity to purchase refreshments.

While further details are still being worked out, he said the priority now is to get the word out – to everyone across the community and in particular, to veterans.

“We would like people to come out and watch the ceremony while supporting the local scouts at the same time,” Balsewicz said. “And please, if you know a local veteran, let them know about the event and encourage them to attend so we can honor them.”

Balsewicz, Rutledge-Boviall-Schauf-Madison Post 95 was named after five men who died in service: George Rutledge and William Rutledge – World War I; Walter Boviall – World War II; Douglas Schauf – Korean War; and Thomas Madison – Vietnam War.

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