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American Legion Announces “Bridging the Gap Through Music” on September 24

The American Legion Post 416/VFW in cooperation with the Children’s Choir from the Philippine Cultural & Civic Center Foundation announces a special musical called “Bridging the Gap through Music” to be held on September 24 at 1 p.m. in the high school auditorium. General Admission tickets are $10.00 and students, seniors, veterans and children tickets are $7.Tickets may be purchased at the door or contact Time Baranzyk at (414) 628-7081 to reserve tickets.

A cash bar and food  may be purchased after the concert at the Legion Post, 6351 W. Grange Ave.

Gold Sponsorships at $50 per person and Silver Sponsorships at $25 per person are available. Includes preferred seating, food, and refreshments after the concert at the Legion Post.

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  1. Kim

    A bunch of flags don’t make a real monument.

  2. Pumping Iron

    Sounds like another great event that everyone can support. Hope the veterans committee raises lots of money and builds the memorial at Broad Street and South way as soon as possible. Given the nature of world events since December 7, 1941 and since 9/11, we need to honor our veterans who serve and protect our nation.

  3. shedlight56

    So where do the proceeds go? And how is the fundraising going for the Memorial that they pushed upon the community without having funds in place? We stopped hearing about this big mission of theirs…

    • William Kewan

      Response to shedlight56:
      (1) The veterans’ share of the profits goes to the memorial fund. The Philippine Children’s Choir does not work for free and therefore they do receive a share of the profits. This is a standard practice for performing groups. Look at the posters regarding this event which are in the Welcome Center, village shops and surrounding community libraries which also have our posters on their community bulletin boards.
      The veterans memorial committee has held other large fund raiser activities, including two showings of the Lucky Strike movie, spaghetti dinners, Casino Night, and meat raffles to raise money for the memorial construction. Additional large fund raising activities are planned for 2016 and 2017. Watch our web site ( for more information. We have also published a page of information inserted into the Village News quarterly report which is mailed to each residence as another way to keep the community informed.
      (2) The memorial fund raising committee is in the early stages of collecting money. We are set-up during the Open Markets on Broad Street to sell bricks, blocks and pavers and receive donations for the memorial fund. Talk to any veteran at the booth about your concerns.
      (3) The process for this veterans memorial required village approval of the site before fund raising began. That was the logical process.
      (4) Remember that the community was asked to vote on this at an open school board meeting. By a majority vote of 377 to 54, the community supported the Broad Street and South way site for the Greendale Veterans Memorial. Therefore, nothing was “pushed upon the community” as you state in your posting.
      Hopefully this information clears up the rumors circulating in our community.
      Bill Kewan – Committee member

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