Lawrence American Legion Honor Guard growing short in numbers


September 22, 2022

For a number of years now, the Lawrence American Legion Color Guard members of combined ages would total more than 300 years. Divide that by four and you get the idea of why changes are heading their way.

In recent years, Paul Dale, Lyle Kohmetscher, Bob Kotinek and Gary Buescher have been performing the duty of presenting the colors (flags) during community events, like the yearly football games. An approaching surgery appointment for Mr. Dale required Russ Menke to substitute for him.

However, becuase of medical complications and-or age, the make-up of the Color Guard is changing. Mr. Dale's...

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