On March 6, 2021, the Montana Department of the American Legion hosted the “State” level High School Constitutional Oratory contest. For the first time in the Montana Department’s history, all the competitors were female.
It was an observation of democracy; an ode to the shaping of this nation and the impact of laws on its citizens. It was also an event signifying hope, Master of Ceremonies Tony Coppola pointed-out, because America’s hope lies with its youth.
Patrick Maidman busied himself unloading a vehicle full of cardboard at the newly paved recycling center on Hwy. 191. He noted how nice it looked and also that the improvement was just in time for winter.
Nearly 1.6 million barrels of oil are used every year to produce plastic bottles. Those bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose, according to The Balance. The 18 billion disposable diapers thrown away every year take about 250-500 years to decompose. It is a dirty world out there but it does not have to be.
American Legion Post 99 and the Sons of the American Legion have undertaken a tremendous effort to help area businesses and show appreciation to frontline workers.
Jack “Captain Jack” Hudspeth said with his legendary dry humor: “I had a brain wave.”