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Remembering the fallen while living free: Memorial Day 2015

...written following WWI. It was appropriate this Memorial Day as veterans gathered at VFW Post # 100046 in Soldotna that post commander Mike Meridith took the occasion to present Stettler with a very special Loyalty Day award for outstanding participation...
Community pauses to remember

...In each crowd, tiny, red paper poppies were twist-tied onto the chests of onlookers. This year, Soldotna VWF Post commander Mike Meredith read words from Gov. Bill Walker at the ceremony held at Leif Hansen Memorial Park at noon. Walker's...
Iron Mike statue to be seated in Soldotna

...He (Stettler) is going to get this done before he dies, if it kills him, or kills me," said Soldotna VFW Post commander Mike Meredith. The VFW is only taking collections from the community, to manufacture, transport and install the...
First female post commander in Alaska takes charge at Fort Wainwright

...Lt. Col. Tori Bruzese took over as post commander at Fort Wainwright on Tuesday morning in Fairbanks, becoming the first woman post commander in the state. Bruzese is the 23rd post commander in Fort Wainwright's 40-year history...
Iron Mike memorial coming to Soldotna Creek Park

...weigh nearly a ton and cost approximately $48,000. "This has been a community effort," said Soldotna VFW Post commander Mike Meredith, "Not just the VFW but everyone across the board and it has made me proud of them and all the support...
Perfect day for the irish and the wearing of Shamrock Green!

...curve," said Sweeney. Leading the parade and riding with the Colors were members of VFW Post # 100046 including post commander Mike Meredith, "We're not marching this year we're riding thanks to Mike Sweeney. This is a parade for everyone...
David Wesley Shandy

...spending much of his time at the local American Legion Hall, Capt. Dave served in various officer positions including post commander. Through the organization he and his wife of 35 years, Jeanie, shared their joy in life with the small community...
Local events celebrate Memorial Day, honor veterans

...Kenai cemetery and Leif Hansen Memorial Park to pay their respects on a sunshine-filled Monday.Paul Stevenson, Post Commander of VFW Post 10046 in Soldotna, spoke about those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life...
Voice of Democracy winner congratulated by Veterans of Foreign Wars

...their freedoms but Ben understands where his freedom comes from and that's the fruit of what we fight for," said Post commander Mike Meredith. Sen. Peter Micciche was on hand to offer his congratulations to this year's winner as well and...
Dispatch and the need to share the emotions, winning was an added bonus," said Steffensen at the awards ceremony where Post Commander Mike Meredith and Rachael Jurko presented the awards before family and VFW members. "I was a VOD winner when I was...


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