Post honors vet during coronavirus

The American Legion Hall for Post 143 in Twisp, Wash., may be closed because of the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean the post is dead. The post was contacted that the family of a veteran was mailed the casket flag of their father, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who passed a couple of weeks ago. The daughter was crying and saying that they were over visiting their mom, and asked if the post could do something.

The post's first vice commander Keith Morden and sergeant-at-arms William (Skinny) Robinson got into uniform and coordinated a flag ceremony so that the flag could be properly presented to the widow, while maintaining social distancing and the current restrictions.

Tears flowed when the vice commander spoke of the husband's service to his country and his country’s gratitude to him and his family when he served. The widow said thank you so much for the honors and that it helped her family during this time.

This is why we continue to serve.