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Champaign-based American Legion Post 24’s yearlong tribute to the Champaign Fire Department’s display of the American flag continued with a visit to Station 4 on West John Street.

Chuck Zelinsky presented the monthly award to Matt Boulos as Post 24 “recognizes the (department’s) valued commitment and first-responder duties to the Champaign community,” he said. Station 4 “proudly displays the flag and also proudly follows the U.S. Flag Code, they employ military veterans, and they also find time to show off their firetrucks to interested youngsters.”

Post 24 has honored five of the six Champaign stations. November’s recipient of the flag award will be announced by Ann Rhoton on Sunday during her easy-on-the-ears “Standard Time” program on WDWS 1400-AM/93.9-FM. Tune in at 7:15 a.m.

Know of a business to nominate? Reach out to Zelinsky by email at [email protected].

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UPDATE: Volunteers with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 collected a good amount of donations during last weekend’s Trick or Treat initiative to benefit homeless and at-risk veterans. If you’d like to contribute, the Auxiliary will continue to accept donations at the Post 24 headquarters at 705 Bloomington Road, C.

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