Wally Padilla was spotted at the Broadmoor this past Saturday at the US Senior Open. When he arrived he was wearing his World War II Veteran Cap and was given VIP treatment by tournament officials, including a cart to drive around in. Wally said he became quite emotional when people applauded him and thanked him for his service to his country. Padilla served as an Air Force flight engineer in England.
There is a new commander at Walsenburg’s American Legion Post #16. Congratulations to Joe Aldretti, who is now in charge and actively recruiting new members.
The group’s primary purpose is: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.
You are eligible for American Legion membership if you served during WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon/Granada, Panama, or the Gulf War. Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month, at 7 pm at the Iron Horse Restaurant, 503 W. 7th St., in Walsenburg. Come and join in, attendance is free! Contact Joe Aldretti, Commander at 719-248-6904.