O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Breakfast Benefits


Sutherland American Legion Commander Chuck Kummerfeld displays the newly purchased electronic bugle purchased for musical accompaniment at military services such as funerals.

Each first and third Saturday of nearly every month in the year, the Sutherland American Legion hosts a breakfast for the public. The revenue from the meal provides income to the organization for it activities, among those are supplies like ammunition for the guns used at ceremonies, flags, markers or the ongoing expenses accrued at the Veterans' Memorial at the intersection of Highway 10 and M12.

A special purchase was revealed Saturday June 1 at the first breakfast for the month. Legion Commander Charles Kummerfeld demonstrated for the breakfast crowd a new, programmable bugle. The bugle can be electronically programmed for up to 10 numbers. "It is getting so hard to find a bugler for 'Taps' at funerals," he said. This instrument provides the proper musical honor for the final send off of a veteran. "It comes with instructions, even how to stand while using it," said Kummerfeld!

He shared how, when a high school was in town it was easy to get as student to come play at a funeral. He also noted how helpful and cooperative Brian Cole has been in working with the communities, but that student availability seems more rare.

The Legion breakfasts are served each first and third Saturdays at the Legion Building (R.L. Johannsen Center) in Sutherland from 7:00am to 9:00am. They offer a full menu of traditional breakfast foods (except omelets) for a free will donation, recommended at $7 per adult.

*The Sutherland American Legion is suspending Saturday breakfasts through the remainder of June to allow for vacationing volunteers.


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