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The Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council was established in 1958.  It is currently comprised of members from the American Legion Post 77AMVETS Post 32Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 550, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1038, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 92,.  In addition, Post and Chapter Auxiliaries are also members of the council.

The council promotes patriotic values through participation in local and area events listed below.  Members also provide military funeral honor guard details for deceased veterans at the request of the family.


Activities of The Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council Include:

Memorial Day Parade and Program
Pure Waters Day Parade

Oktoberfest Parade
Veterans Day School and Courthouse Programs

Christmas Parade
Pearl Harbor Day Courthouse Program


Patriots Day Participation
 Football Game Flag Raising
Military Funeral Honors Program

Other patriotic events as requested such as

Welcome Home or departure ceremonies for local miltary groups


Council Contact Information:

Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council
PO Box 685, Chippewa Falls, WI  54729
(715) 723-0408

Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council Officers For 2011- 2012



VSO Affiliation                           

George Adrian


DAV Chapter 21


Vice Commander


Leroy G. Jansky


VFW Post 1038

Vern Normand

Firing Squad Cmdr

American Legion Post 77

Bob Boettcher

Firing Squad V-Cmdr

American Legion Post 77

William Klemke

Trustee 6-year

VFW Post 1038

Dave Hedrington

Trustee 4-year

American Legion Post 77

Tom Armstrong

Trustee 2-year

American Legion Post 77


Military Funeral Honors Program

Council member organizations provide funeral honors for any area veteran at the request of the family, normally through a funeral home.  All Honor Guard Members attend DOD training and are certified to conduct funeral rites for veterans.

Members may visit the funeral home wake and attend religious services.  The council honor guard will offer a nondenominational prayer, present a United States Flag to the family, and the Firing Squad will offer a three volley rifle salute. Taps is played for our final Salute.