Tribute to Our Troops All Branches All Wars future exhibit announced hammond american legion indiana

All Branches All Wars Memorial Exhibit Announced – Hammond Indiana

Story by Valencia “Mother Diva” Dantzler, 
Hammond Indiana’s American Legion Post 168 and Veterans View’s Radio Show presented a very special ceremony at the corner of Lyman and Douglas where the Monon and Erie Lackawanna bike trails intersect.  The unveiling of a Tribute to Our Troops All Branches All Wars Future Exhibit. 

The ceremony’s organizer 5 time Commander of Post 168, Ernest “Ernie” Dillon, deserves all the credit for engineering, creating,'” and facilitating this whole event. Ernie served in the Air Force Vietnam War in South America. 

He is the most dedicated veteran and Hammond’s pride and joy. Ernie secured grants, pulled weeds, laid bricks, and designed blue prints all while battling Uncle Arthur (Arthritis). That’s a hard war to win. “We are all inclusive! We want everyone who served including the Tuskegee Airman and the Buffalo Soldiers to be apart of this exhibit.”

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5 time Commander of Post 168 Ernest “Ernie” Dillon  

Plans to build the memorial exhibit and outdoor museum are underway. “My father served in the Marines and told me he served so I didn’t have to.” said Hammond’s 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpal. “With the election just passing I believe politicians can learn from our military heroes and fallen soldiers,” said Barry Tyler Jr . Hammond’s City Councilman of 3rd District. The ceremony had various speakers including city officials and military.  The closing included a 21 gun salute. “When they shot those guns in the air scared all the cholesterol out of me,” said PanoramaNow reporter Mother Diva.

Special Awards were given to the event sponsors Home Depot of Hammond and Schererville Indiana. 

Post 168 is open Friday and Saturday 4pm to 10pm and is available for rental space. Free Karaoke is every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month. They are located at 6849 Columbia Ave, Hammond Indiana 46324, Feel free to drop off donations or mail them in and Make Check or Money order  out to American Legion Post 168.

Pictured L to R . . .

Home Depot Store Managers of both Hammond and Schererville Ryne Wheatley & Tom Pimental; Iraq Army Vet/Buffalo Soldier Tommy O. Penson Jr.; Fraternal Order of Police Trustee Albert T. Hullit – (representing Native American Buffalo Soldier Thompson Fox); Commander Ernie Dillon; and Hammond 3rd District City Councilman Barry Tyler Jr.  

VALENCIA “MOTHER DIVA” DANTZLER is a producer, writer, community activist, election campaign strategist and Madam Ambassador of House/EDM,  www.facebook.com/motherdivashouse, www.youtube.com/motherdivashousetvseries, Twitter @MotherDivaShow, Instagram @MotherDivasHouse

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.