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Jeff Stoffer visits Montana

Submitted by vsample on Fri, 03/30/2018 - 07:21

(Townsend) (March 29) —On March 27, Jeff Stoffer, former owner of the Townsend Star, spoke to the Rotary Club of Townsend. Since leaving Townsend, Jeff has risen to fame as the National Director of The American Legion Marketing, Media, and Communications in Indianapolis, IN. Jeff explained to Rotarians and visiting Broadwater Community Foundation and American Legion Post #42 members, that his newspaper experience in Townsend and his role in helping celebrate the Broadwater County Centennial in 1997 have served him well as the American Legion prepares for its 100th anniversary in 2018.

Jeff and fellow American Legion staffer Holly Soria are in Montana to promote the 'Greatest Legislation' traveling exhibit honoring the GI Bill that has arrived in Helena. The Montana Military Museum at Fort William Henry Harrison in Helena will house the “The Greatest Legislation: An American Legion Centennial Salute to the GI Bill” from March 28 through April 26. The multimedia traveling exhibit features illustrated panels, touch-screen video kiosks, and rare artifacts that depict the crisis, drama, solution, effects, and ongoing success of the GI Bill. Please contact the museum for the exhibit viewing schedule.

The GI Bill is often characterized as the most significant social legislation of the 20th century. The traveling exhibit is part of The American Legion’s centennial program. It debuted at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, was presented at the Student Veterans of America national convention in San Antonio, and most recently completed a two-month installation at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles. For more information about the exhibit, visit: https://centennial.legion.org/headlines/17385/greatest-legislation-exhibit-travels-montana

The Rotary Club of Townsend is planning on setting up a private showing of the exhibit on the evening of April 24th. Anyone who would like to tag along on the tour, please contact Patrick Plantenberg at 431-4615.

 

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Contacts: Patrick Plantenberg (431-4615/m2andp2@mt.net)