Local servicemen and women and their families (pictured above) were presented with Blue Star Banners at a ceremony held Saturday, September 16, at the Allen-Schiffern American Legion Building in Tarkio. Kristine Price (top right) gave an explanation of the meaning of the Blue Star Banner.
The Allen-Schiffern American Legion Building was the site of the Blue Star Banner Ceremony, honoring those who are currently serving and their family members by presenting Blue Star Banners. The event was held Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Allen-Schiffern Legion Commander Tim Morehouse welcomed everyone in attendance and the invocation was given by Jamie Caldwell, Post Chaplain/Service Officer. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all and the Armed Forces Anthem Melody played.
Kristine Price gave an explanation of the Blue Star Banner and Commander Morehouse presented them to the families and servicemen and women. Receipients included: Rock Port – Air Force, Dylan Lee, Josh McCoy, and Zachariah P. Viets; Army, Christian Hance, Shawn Herron, Brian Moyer, Jayden McMahon, Hayden Oswald, Ryan Oswald, and Jason Lawrence; Marines, Trey Pope; and Navy, Josh Lucas; and Tarkio – Marines, Austin Bennett; National Guard – James D. Poppa; and Air Force, Katherine Paige.
The Benediction was given by Chaplain Caldwell and the ceremony ended.