Special recognition

For 2021, several Red Bud Auxiliary to VFW Post 6632 members received their 50 and 60 year Auxiliary member pins at an appreciation ceremony at the Red Bud Post on Aug. 17. Receiving pins were: in front: Marian Gregson and Rita Miller for 60 years, and Irma Birkner for 50 years; in back: Debbie Gielow, Winnie Rehmer, Shirley Vogt, Helene Roehrkasse and Darnelle Brueggeman, all for 50 years. Not pictured, but also receiving 50 years pins were: Alma Dashner, Edna Moeller and Norma Vogt. The Auxiliary mission is to assist the VFW in any way they can. They share a common goal of serving veterans, their families and the community. For information on joining the Auxiliary, please contact President Kathryn Rowold at 618-282-6122.