March 11, 2017 - Coe-Lamb Post 421 Trivia Night; all proceeds benefit the Honor Flight. The intention is to honor our local and regional heroes who were selfless in their military duty with a free trip to visit their memorials.
Congratulations to the Port Byron American Legion Coe-Lamb 421's Trivia Night. $2000 was raised to benefit the QC Honor Flight!
September 29, 2015 - Cards For The Troops
A final note of thanks to all of you for your participation in this year’s Cards for the Troops event. What an amazing evening we had last night, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and enthusiasm!
Our final card count is 10,200!!!!! That is a new all-time record… WAY TO GO EVERYONE!!!! To date now, 46,200 beautiful cards have been sent by Cards for the Troops to our deployed military members to send home to their loved ones!!!!
That translates to 34 boxes that will be shipped around the globe to our deployed service personnel by early next week! Your cards will be on their way to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany where our wounded warriors are treated, and to the 5, 000 marines and sailors aboard the aircraft carrier, USS HARRY S. TRUMAN! Additionally, I just received a request for our cards today from a second deployed Marine Attack Squadron with over 200 men and women, and will happily oblige. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by many far and wide!
Ever so importantly— I wish to thank you for your cash contributions to Cards for the Troops last night… I was overwhelming humbled by the outpouring of generosity… over $1,000 was donated to offset our costs. Thanks to all those individuals and organizations prior to the event that also donated funds and supplies. The funds will be used to cover the cost of postage to ship our cards, and to purchase card stock, envelopes and other needed supplies for our event next year! THANK YOU!!!!
Heartfelt thanks to all of you, and I will be sure to contact you when I have next year’s Cards for the Troops date (I am aiming for Tuesday, September 27th).
Signing off for this year’s Cards for the Troops event… take care, God bless, and see you next September!
p.s. If any of you who is not currently a Table Leader would like to join my Table Leader team for next year, please give me a shout…. thanks!
Mary Sue Sipple
May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Please join American Legion Coe-Lamb Post 421 as we remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our guest speaker is Commander Polly Haskins from the U S Naval Reserve. The ceremony will begin at 10am at the Memorial Cemetery (symbolic cemetery at Main & Oak) on May 25th. A reception will be held at Village Hall (120 S. Main St.) following the ceremony.
May 26, 2014 - Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Please join American Legion Coe-Lamb Post 421 as we remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our guest speaker is Command Sgt. Major Melissa Judkins from the U S Army Garrison, Rock Island Arsenal. The ceremony will begin at 10am at the Memorial Cemetery (symbolic cemetery at Main & Oak) on May 26th. A reception will be held at Village Hall (120 S. Main St.) following the ceremony.
March 12, 2014 - Mr. Roy Kouski will present on his knowledge of the Holocaust at the Port Byron Historical Society
As an eighteen year old soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division ROY KOUSKI participated in the liberation of the Wobbelin Concentration Camp (east of Hamburg Germany) on May 2, 1945. He then helped care for the survivors. The horrors that he witnessed led Mr. Kouski, in addition to the many other accomplishments in his life, to dedicate himself to preserving the memory of the evils of the Holocaust. Mr. Kouski will speak on his knowledge of the Holocaust at the Port Byron Historical Society.
July 4, 2013 - Dedication of the 1862 Griffen 3" Ordnance Rifle
2013 is the 125th anniversary of the cannon's arrival in Port Byron in 1888 where it stood for many years in front of the Eugene Lyford Post of the Grand Army of the Republic and then in front of the Coe-Lamb Post of the American Legion.