American Legion honors young essayists

Winners of the Eugene McManus Post 238 DeWitt American Legion’s annual “What the Flag Means to Me” essay contest are (from left) Beck Maricle, whose essay will advance to the regional competition; Mason Lawrence, David Swanton, Kaiden Shook, Claire McGarry, Katherine Cloos and Marie Klostermann. The group poses with Legion Commander Don Thiltgen (back, from left) and Vice Commander Barry Anderson. Each winner was presented with a certificate, a medal and money.