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Indiana – American Legion Post 502- South Haven steps up to the plate, will serve as the Honor Guard at April 14th Patriot event.

The South Haven American  Post 502 steps to the plate and will carry the colors for the people of Northwest Indiana at the April 14th Patriot Rally. The rally begins at 3pm at the Valparaiso Courthouse, 16 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46385. The event held April 15th last year attracted approximately 1000 citizens.

In light of Cheryl Oprisko of the Portage High School Board making the participation of the JROTC a political issue, a group of fine veterans from the American Legion: South Haven Post 502 will serve as Honor Guard this Wednesday.  The Northwest Indiana Patriots who are hosting the rally in Valparaiso are very excited to have been contacted by Doug Patton who offered their honor guard services.

Douglas Patton contacted Commander Dick Motsinger of The American Legion: South Haven Post 502 with a request to post the colors for the April 14th event and permission was granted. The Honor Guard will assemble at the  post the colors and then leave. (See rehearsal photos below)

Included in this rally will be country singer-songwriter and recording artist John Berry who will lead the National Anthem and Emily Pastore, age 11, who will plays taps. Emily Pastore is the daughter of Rob Pastore, Candidate for U.S. Congress, District 1.

Doug Patton related his views on the issue and summed it up by saying “I am upset with involving kids in politics when all they were doing is posting colors and they do it very nicely.”

You can read the newspaper account here.

“Any time we can represent this country and the veterans, we are glad
to do it,” said Chrystal Brant of Portage, the post’s sergeant-at-arms
and auxiliary vice president.

Yesterday the American Legion Post 502 held a rehearsal. On Wednesday they will present in their Honor Guard uniforms. The team includes: Doug Patton, Rob Myers, Chrystal Brant, Greg Massom, Toby Parris and Frank Van Autreve.

I encourage everyone to attend the rally Wednesday and gives these fine veterans the thank you they deserve.

Below is a slide show of the great women and men who will carry the colors in honor of America. On a side note, you can see the Portage High School in the distance, across the field in a few shots.)

Related posts:

  1. Portage High School Meeting, Wed. 4-7-2010 Canceled
  2. Cheryl Oprisko of the Portage Indiana High School Board declares that Northwest Indiana Patriots are Extremist. Declares Portage JROTC should be banned from carrying the Colors.
  3. Hoosiers Making a Difference in 2010 – Countdown to Judgement Day Rally, Warsaw, Indiana, Nov. 21st, 2009

2 Responses to “Indiana – American Legion Post 502- South Haven steps up to the plate, will serve as the Honor Guard at April 14th Patriot event.”

  1. LibertyJustice says:

    I want to publicly express my gratitude to American Legion Post 502 – First for their service to America, and then for their willingness to serve as color guard for the TEA Party tomorrow. I so look forward to saying the pledge and hearing the Star Spangled Banner while Old Glory is guarded by those who have stood between American and oppression. Thanks Post 502!!

  2. indianajones says:

    I, too, want to thank Doug Patton for contacting NorthWest Indiana Patriots offering the “Honor Guard” of American Legion Post 502 to post the colors for our TEA Party on April 14, 2010.

    Any time that there is a chance to honor “her”: OUR FLAG, freedom, Lady Liberty, the Active Duty, reservists, Veterans and most of all the hero’s have paid the ultimate price and “GAVE ALL” is just the right thing to do.

    These men and women: The Honor Guard, Doug Patton, Rob Myers, Chrystal Brant, Greg Massom, Toby Parris and Frank Van Autreve, NorthWest Indiana Patriots thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    Thank you for this post!