|Even as troops leave Iraq, Elkhorn rallies to continue|
|Written by Dan Plutchak|
|Tuesday, 20 December 2011 15:54|
Veteran's and members of the Son's of the American Legions salute during a 2009 Support the Troops Rally. The rallies have been held every Monday since 2004. File photo
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ELKHORN -- Although American fighting forces left Iraq a week ago, the weekly Support the Troops Rally will continue as long as soldiers are serving in the Middle East war zone, according to organizers.
The Support Our Troops Committee of the Walworth County Council of the American Legion will hold its regular rallies Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 1 at the Walworth County Government Center in downtown Elkhorn.
The Dec. 26 rally will be the group's 358th consecutive weekly rally since November of 2004. Currently the group is aware of 26 men and women with ties to Walworth County serving in Afghanistan and other dangerous areas.
The building is closed for government business on those days, but the public is invited to come in the rear door to attend the rallies which begin at 11 a.m. in room 214.
According to Bob Webster, spokesman for the group, these days are not holidays for our troops serving in Afghanistan and other trouble spots around the world today and the consensus of the group is that their rallies should go on as usual as a continued show of support to our troops.
Webster also pointed out that currently every member of our Armed Forces is a volunteer and that they willing made a commitment to serve our country during these trying times.
Accordingly, the Support Our Troops Committee of the Walworth County Council has made a commitment to these servicemen and women to show their gratitude to the troops and their families.