Garrison Flags are difficult to man, but the scouts did a super job!
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Alex is a member of Boy Scout Troop 76 in Waverly, Nebraska. He received his honor Eagle Scout honor in March 2018.Alex's project was to replace/upgrade wooden street signs on the ground of the Lincoln Regional Center. This project took 3 1/2 months to complete, with over 107 hours in labor. These signs were made entirely by hand. A total of 20 signs and six sign posts were constructed.
Update - Legion Baseball & Legion Post 3 - 2022 This article is late in coming. Many have wondered about the involvement of Legion Baseball and Post 3, for the past 2 years and the future. 2019 was the last year we were lessee of Sherman Field from the city, and fully involved in financially supporting Legion Baseball through Legion Post 3. Today, the Post supports the program in name only. So what happened?
1. Prior to the 2020 season we assumed the position that for various reasons, Post 3 could no longer maintain the help required to operate and maintain the field. Several baseball committee members moved and Chair, Dick Clarence, passed away. We could find no one who would step up and assume these positions.
2. The increasing and exorbitant rent from the City of Lincoln for Sherman Field and LPS placed a huge financial strain on the post. Revenue from the gate and tournaments did not make up for the thousands, of dollars needed to rent those fields.
3. Covid, as we all know, caused the cancellation of many sporting events, including Legion Baseball.
4. Withdrawal of national sponsorship and support from the national organization. 5. Department of Nebraska’s decision to eliminate area tournaments during the Covid era, which was a major income for the Baseball budget.
For these reasons, the decision was made and declared that we would provide administrative sponsorship to American Legion Baseball in Lincoln, Nebraska. We also agreed to provide minimal financial support, as we were able, but not enter into a lease for Sherman Field, LPS field or have any direct control of the summer program. We apologize for the late report on Legion Baseball. Furthermore, we would like to thank the sponsors who helped fund the program in the previous years. Thank You plaques were given individually to sponsors in 2020. The following deserve gratitude of thanks for their sponsorship to help continue Legion Baseball.
Ayars & Ayars
Nemaha Sports Construction
Lincoln Hotel Group
Vermeer High Plains
We especially want to thank Kyle Sitzman, Jon Sterns and those involved for taking the lead for Legion Post 3. Their help is greatly appreciated.
If further info is need refer to Lincoln Legionnaire, January-March 2018, Volume 65 number 1, or call our office, 402-466-3958.