Butte Veteran’s Awarded

From left to right: Tom Goyette, Neil “Pooch” Neary, US. Representative Greg Gianforte and Roger Knoell

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte presented Neil “Pooch” Neary, Thomas Goyette and Roger Knoell with the Montana Congressional Veteran Commendation. He began recognizing outstanding veterans for their commitment to both community and country. “This is a way of saying thank you,” Gianforte said during a ceremony at the American Legion Silver Bow Post #1 building on Wynne Avenue that opened last year during the organization’s 100-year anniversary.  About 50 people attended the ceremony, all applauding after Gianforte read statements about each man that he’s included in the Congressional Record and giving them individual awards and American flags folded triangularly. 

We Love our Veterans – Valentines Day

Seated on the couches are the veteran residents living there and members of our Post and Auxiliary: 
From left to right: Dean Neary, Mollie Kirk, Anne Newton, JoAnn Piazzola, Jeanette Knoell, and Roger Knoell.      

On February 11, 2020, Members of The American Legion Post No.1 and the Auxiliary held their annual
“We Love Our Veterans” Valentine’s Day event at retirement and assisted living facilities in Butte.  Our members presented valentine cookies in gift bags to each veteran thanking them for their service.

One of the best parts of this celebration is visiting with each veteran; they always appreciate the fact that their service to our country is remembered and it is truly an honor for us to participate in this amazing event.   This picture was taken at the Big Sky Senior Living Facility.