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Fall District Legion meeting set at Hillsboro Friday, Sept. 7

Members of North Dakota's American Legion Posts of the First District and their Auxiliary will be gathering in Hillsboro at the Community Center for their Fall District Meeting Friday evening, Sept. 14, starting at 7 p.m.

Department Commander Dave Rice of Harwood will be the principle speaker, while District Commander Gregory Kraiter of Harwood, will preside over the session.

The District Oratorical Contest Chairman will report on the upcoming High School Oratorical Contest and the District Boys State Chairman will give an update on the success of the American Legion North Dakota Boys State held this past June at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.

Those present will receive valuable information on membership campaigns on the Department and National level aimed at keeping The American Legion the largest veterans' organization. Representatives of the District Posts are asked to make a 2013 membership turn-in during the Post roll call.

Auxiliary Department President Linda Juntunen of Rolla will also speak to assembled Legionnaires representing their Auxiliary counterparts who are also meeting that same evening.