Childrens miracle network - Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller of the Children’s Miracle Network receiving a Legion bear from Department Commander Don Weible at the 2015 Winter Conference in Bismarck, ND

  2015 Winter Conferencewas held on January 30, 2015 – February 1, 2015 at Bismarck Ramkota

2015 Samsung Winner Samantha Goerger

National Commander Mike Helm and Department Commander Don Weible presenting the Samsung Scholarship to Samantha Goerger of Wyndmere, ND

Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Samantha Goerger of Wyndmere, ND is one of nine national winners who hold the title of “Samsung American Legion Scholars,” a claim that entitles each to a $20,000 college scholarship to be used for their undergraduate studies.  Approximately 40,000 eligible participants submitted applications.  

Although the Samsung scholarship winners all come from diverse backgrounds, they share some common threads. All are excellent students, are active in their school and community and have worked to make their school and community better.

Historian Book 2015 Presentation

Department Historian Karen Meier received an Honorable Mention for the National Historians Contest. Historian Karen Meier presented Eugene Kachena with the 2013-2014 Commander’s scrapbook.

2015 Dignitaries with Dust Pans

Dignitaries in attendance at the Winter Conference Joint Opening Session received a clean up kit from Department Commander Don Weible. Pictured LtoR: Senator John Hoeven, Congressman Kevin Cramer, Lt Governor Drew Wrigley and City Commissioner Parrell Grossman

National Commander Mike Helm

Commander Mike Helm attended the Winter Conference.  National Commander Helm spoke on Friday at the Opening Session and was the guest speaker at the banquet.  Click here for more information on National Commander Mike Helm

Wilton Post 163 Hosted the Winter Conference
Wilton Post 163 Memorial Service Program at the Private Ousley Monument at Riverview Cemetery

Wilton Post 163 Memorial Service Program at the Private Ousley Monument at Riverview Cemetery

Wilton’s American Legion Post No. 163 – is named after Private Louis Ousley and was chartered in the early 1920’s.  Private Ousley of Company “A” North Dakota Infantry, was not only the first Wilton man to give his life in World War I, but was also the first from North Dakota.  He died a hero’s death, carrying a stricken officer toward safety under enemy shelling.  He was hit near his own lines, and comrades brought both men in.  Louis died and the officer survived.  A monument in honor of Private Ousley is at Wilton’s Riverview Cemetery. The monument is pictured to the right.