Legion, Ferrisburgh set 9/11 ceremonies

ADDISON COUNTY — This Saturday local citizens, like Americans everywhere, will recognize the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.The Ferrisburgh Fire Department will host a 9-11 commemorative ceremony on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Former Vermont Lt. Governor and Vermont National Guard Lt. Col. Brian Dubie will speak at the event. held at the Route 7 firehouse.Ferrisburgh Fire Chief Bill Wager said the half- hour ceremony will also include bagpipers, drummers and a moment of silence … (read more)

Local Legions emerge from pandemic, slowly open up

ADDISON COUNTY — While Memorial Day parades are being cancelled out of an abundance of precaution, the county’s three American Legion posts are steadily regrouping and reopening as state and federal authorities continue to lift COVID-related restrictions. … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Vt. Health Dept. thankful for help from Middlebury Legion

My colleagues and I at your local Health Department office wish to express our gratitude to the members of the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury for their help in the effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since January, the Middlebury American Legion … (read more)

American Legion spreads Christmas joy in November

MIDDLEBURY — Christmas came early to a few Veterans’ and service organizations as well as to local civic clubs due to the generosity of Middlebury American Legion Post 27. At their last regular meeting in October the membership unanimously voted to help v … (read more)

Vermont Legion posts adapting to the pandemic

ADDISON COUNTY — As is the case with all nonprofit organizations, American Legion posts locally and statewide have had to take steps to continue to fulfill their mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Vermont American Legion Commander Ron LaR … (read more)

Opinion: What Memorial Day means to you and me

What does Memorial Day mean to you? Most of you probably know you will have a three-day weekend — no school or work on Monday. Some of you might be going camping with your families over the long weekend. You might have watched the parade in Middlebury or … (read more)

American Legion posts donate food to Porter

MIDDLEBURY — The Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes American Legion posts are joining forces to thank Porter Medical Center workers for their service during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Post 19 in Bristol, Post 27 in Middlebury and Post 14 in Vergennes a … (read more)

Connie LaRose receives Legion award

BRISTOL — During the recent Annual Legion Birthday Dinner, Bristol American Legion Post 19 recognized members for various achievements. Some members of the Sons of the American Legion and the Legion were recognized for 5-year increments of continuous memb … (read more)

Bristol’s Ron LaRose takes helm as Vt. American Legion commander

BRISTOL — At the American Legion Department of Vermont’s annual convention in South Burlington in late June, life-long Bristol resident Ron LaRose was named American Legion Commander for the Department of Vermont LaRose was born in Bristol in 1947, gradua … (read more)