Locally, the American Legion Auxiliary, Breen Post 465, Department of Iowa, remains an active, 40-member unit, dedicated to community service and a host of charitable causes. The post was formed in 1930 and is named after local serviceman, Leo C. Breen, who was killed in combat during World War I. Breen Post 465 meets monthly to plan, organize and carry out a long list of activities, which include:
- Decorate with 213 flags and 203 crosses on Memorial Day
- Poppy Sales
- Hosting a free coffee each Veterans Day
- Hosting the annual TSB Bank Christmas Open House
- Holding a newly reinstated Memorial Day program to honor veterans, living and deceased
- Sending sympathy, get well, anniversary and significant birthday cards to area residents
- Mailing Christmas greetings and care packages to area service men and women
- Celebrating birthdays of members who are residents of the care center
- Valentine cards for care center residents
- Providing hospital equipment loans to anyone in need. Available through Gail Hamilton. The equipment includes most items, except hospital beds
- Sponsoring pillow cleaning every other year
- Donating money annually to the Kossuth County Food Pantry
- Contributing to scholarships for Auxiliary Junior Members
- Other community needs, for example, the post donates a sum of money and paper products to the Titonka Community Center annually for general upkeep
- Basket to veterans for "Make a Difference Day"
- And good, old-fashioned fun!
If you are interested in joining, check the eligibility information and contact Sharon Uken (515-928-2362)
American Legion Auxillary cosponsered the POW-MIA display in the Buffalo Creek Activity Center.