By Lynette Hutt
Haxtun American Legion Auxiliary 

Legion Auxiliary seeks new members to join efforts


September 7, 2023

(Courtesy photo)

HAXTUN AMERICAN Legion Auxiliary members Lennette Hutt and Twila Squires with Operation First Response quilts.

Red, white and blue - Veterans we honor you ... this was the theme for the Phillips County Fair held in July in Holyoke.

The Haxtun American Legion Auxiliary sponsored a Patriotic Quilt Contest to honor Veterans and provide support to wounded military personnel.

Operation First Response uses cot quilts for the backpacks to wounded military personnel when they first arrive at an overseas hospital, often with little to no personal belongings. These plain backpacks are filled with a homemade red, white and blue quilt, suitable clothing and other personal items.

Along with cot quilts, Op...

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