by Cori Hilsgen
Children ages 12-18 who want to share their creativity and knowledge have a chance to participate in the second annual Memorial Day poster contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 328 of St. Joseph.
“People are losing the true meaning of Memorial Day and we need to honor our veterans,” said Ann Reischl, American Legion Auxiliary secretary. Reischl, who has been a member of the Auxiliary for 37 years, said they started the contest last year when they realized many people don’t know what Memorial Day is about other than it is a three-day weekend.
“We want to teach the children at an early age,” she said.
Children interested in entering the contest should create a poster about Memorial Day, what they know about it or what it means to them, and drop it off at the American Legion in St. Joseph by May 25. Monetary awards will be given to the contest winners.
For additional information, contact Reischl at 320-363-8825.