Special to the EagleHerald
Roger Grinsteiner, SAL Commander (left) and Todd Rye, 1st vice commander and Tractor Run chairman (right), presented the Tractor Run proceeds to Jason Corey, commander of the American Legion Post 43 (center).
Special to the EagleHerald

Roger Grinsteiner, SAL Commander (left) and Todd Rye, 1st vice commander and Tractor Run chairman (right), presented the Tractor Run proceeds to Jason Corey, commander of the American Legion Post 43 (center).

STEPHENSON — The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) Tractor Run was held Oct. 12, 2019. An estimated 170 people on 24 tractors and trailers participated. The run traversed the 14-mile route west of Stephenson with stops at Camp Shakey and the Stephenson Family Restaurant.

Todd Rye, chairman of the Tractor Run said, “We had a great turn out for the event that supports our local veterans.”

A check for $1,500 was presented to Jason Corey, the commander of the American Legion Post 43.

The Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. The S.A.L.’s mission is to preserve American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with nearly 2 million members and more than 12,000 posts in communities throughout America. The American Legion, established by an act of Congress in 1919, was instrumental in getting the original GI Bill through Congress and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information on the Stephenson American Legion Post 43, people may visit https://www.facebook.com/legionpost43/.

Editor’s note: A picture of the check passing can be seen on our website, ehextra.com.