AMVETS Anniversary

Bond County AMVETS Post 140 held a special program Tuesday night in recognition of its 25th anniversary.

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Illinois AMVETS Commander Rich Shea, Jr. said there are about 70 AMVETS posts in the state. He commended those involved with the Bond County organization.

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Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner honored the group and gave special mention to current Commander Tony Koonce, praising his passion for the organization over the years.

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Gaffner said Koonce has responded to the call of duty and represents the organization well.

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Commander Koonce had closing comments at the anniversary event.

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He said the group is proud of the accomplishments of the past 25 years and appreciative of those who supported their efforts.

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AMVETS Post 140 is involved in many fundraising efforts and patriotic programs. It was behind the creation of the Bond County Veterans memorial, located on the courthouse lawn.

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