THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: July 19, 2017
Family and friends along with members of the American Legion gathered Friday, July 14 at Rennes West in Peshtigo to recognize World War II Navy veteran, Val Swiatnicki for his 70 years of continuous membership in the American Legion. Swiatnicki, is a member of the Carlson-Alguire-Hoaglund Post 312 in Peshtigo. Adjuntant Virgil (Ron) Kaempf spoke before the presentation of the dedication Swiatnicki has shown to the post over the past 70 years. The certificate was presented by Commander Bill Warren. The certificate read: The American Legion Certificate of Continuous Membership issued in grateful appreciation for faithful and dedicated allegiance to the ideals of the American Legion. Be it known that Valentine S. Swiatnicki, a longtime and dedicated member of American Legion Post 312 Department of Wisconsin has been certified to have been a member in good standing continuously for 70 Years. And be it further known that such record of consistent loyalty to the American Legion merits the honor of being cited as an outstanding contributor to the programs of the American Legion. In witness whereof, this testimonial of personal gratitude is given under the hand of the National Commander, and duly attested by the National Adjutant. Top Photo-from left to right are Legion members Cy Brault, Ron Kaempf, Jim Swiatnicki, Val Swiatnicki, Bill Warren, Bob Ellison, Allen Urbaniak and Randy Elhers. Bottom Photo-Commander Bill Warren, right, presents Val Swiatnicki with the certificate of appreciation while Adjuntant Ron Kaempf looks on.