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The Madrid American Legion and Auxiliary Post 271 took the opportunity to celebrate the annual birthday of the American Legion on March 12. This year they expanded their celebration to include a special tribute to Whitey Shirley by surprising him in celebrating his 85th birthday at his home.
Whitey was presented a certificate of appreciation for his support and upholding the goals and ideals of the American Legion with 60 years of continual membership.
Whitey and his daughter, C.J. Rezac, said they were very appreciative of those taking part in the evening, which included family members, Legionnaires and wives, along with members of the Madrid Auxiliary who supplied a potluck meal.
“It was a packed house!” said Rezac.
Whitey felt very honored by receiving cards and well wishes from so many in attendance. It created a joyful time since his lung condition does not permit him to get out to attend many of his desired activities and events, said his daughter.