Carlisle B. Grisham Post 49


124 Clover Leaf Drive
(mailing address P.O. Box 45, Athens, AL 35612)
Athens, Alabama

 American Legion Appreciates Woodmen of the World

American Legion Post 49 Senior Vice Commander Eural Claxton (right) presents a Certificate of Appreciation to the Woodmen of the World Lodge 514 of Athens on June 13, 2011. Receiving the certificate are Rick Johnson, Treasurer (left) and Tom Ed Wright, President (center). Vice Commander Claxton thanked Lodge 514 members for being supportive of American Legion programs over many years.


Lodge 514 presents Post 49 with a new 5 x 8 American Flag each year at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The local Woodmen's Lodge also contributes each year to the decoration of veteran graves in Limestone County. "We are pleased to recognize you for all your Lodge does for veterans in Limestone County and particularly for your support of the American Legion," said Claxton. Claxton also mentioned that "the Woodmen of the World do a lot of good throughout our community and we also appreciate that." According to Rick Johnson, "the Woodmen of the World are the second largest distributor of American flags in the nation, exceeded only by the U.S. Government. We have recently installed a flag pole at the new fire station near Steel-Case. We intend to install one at the fire station being built near the intersection of Hines and Washington Street, and also at the new DHR building on Market Street once they decide on the location."


Johnson also mentioned that his personal favorite Woodmen Lodge 514 project is the American History Award Program that the Lodge sponsors for all elementary, middle, and high schools in Limestone County. He said, "some of our members still have the certificates they were awarded for excellence in American History many, many years ago, and express pride in those awards to this day."

 June 17, 2011
Rod Huffman, Adjutant,
(256) 233-3023