Community Interest

VFW Awards Certificates of Appreciation

Thiemann-Tidd VFW Post 5651 recently presented four certificates of appreciation/recognition. On Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, Boy Scout Troop 856 was recognized for 18 years of participation in the VFW Post 5651 Memorial Day Ceremonies and 10 years of assisting in the annual flag decoration of Veterans graves in area cemeteries. The Troop was recognized for its willingness to assume the task of proper decoration of Veterans’ graves for the past ten years, especially in the pandemic year of 2020 when even government cemeteries were not decorated. Past and present Scoutmasters’ leadership and guidance were recognized as well as parental participation. Above all, the Scouts were recognized as proving themselves to be “fine patriotic citizens in the best traditions of scouting.”

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Accepting on behalf of Troop 856 were (L­R) Olin Eldridge, Aden Eldridge, Tyler Stiern and Eric Stiern;
with Post 5651 Post Commander Stan Wisdom. Note: The Stiern family was also presented with a
blue star banner for having a family member in active service.

Also on May 31st, a certificate was presented to Raymond Welge for "Meritorious and Distinguished Service in Furthering the Aims and Ideals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States." Commander Stan Wisdom said Welge had been his “right-hand man” for the past several years, “He’s helped me a lot, and he gives us guidance all the time” Speaking specifically to Welge, Wisdom said, “I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for us, and everything you keep doing for us.”

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Ray Welge, left, and Post 5651 Post Commander, Stan Wisdom.

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Mark "Porky" Joerling – Porky Joerling Trucking; and Pam Joerling – Tidd Realty were presented with certificates of appreciation for providing free fish dinners for veterans who attended the 2021 Friday Night Lenten Fish Fries at Post 5651.

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Brad Schwerdt (right) presenting Mark “Porky” Joerling with two certificates of appreciation
– one for Porky Joerling Trucking and one for Pam Joerling – Tidd Realty.