Auxiliary Member, Color Guard Recognized

An Auxiliary member and the post Color Guard team were in the spotlight at Post 229’s monthly membership meeting Thursday, March 4.

Pat Dodge, the Auxiliary’s homeland security officer, was surprised when Post Commander Tony Palladino asked Sergeant-at-Arms Dave Manore to escort her to the front of the room – where the commander presented her with a Legion Certificate of Appreciation for her dedication to supporting American troops in Iran and Afghanistan with shipments of food, snacks, reading material and sports equipment.

Then Palladino called on the Color Guard team, who marched single-file to the front of the room – where the commander presented them with a New York Department plaque for their first-place showing at the 2009 Department Convention.

He also announced that the Color Guard would be participating in Utica's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Legionnaires gave both Pat Dodge and the Color Guard rousing applause.

BELOW:
Post Commander Tony Palladino praises Color Guard members, from left, Dave Valentine, Bob Pinto, Mark Gray, Steve Currie, Curtis Greene and Mike Cavanaugh.  


Post Commander Tony Palladino, left, presented Pat Dodge with a Legion Certificate of Appreciation for coordinating support for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. At right is Sgt.-at-Arms Dave Manore.


Color Guard team captain Mike Cavanaugh displays the NY Department First Place Award. At right is Post Commander Tony Palladino.