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Honoring their sacrifice: Sykeston Legion opened to public Saturday, August 27


September 5, 2022

Erik Gjovik

The mood was patriotism and fraternal brotherhood at Sykeston American Legion Post 17 Saturday, August 27, as the hall was reopened under new owners Daniel and Sonja Johnston. A good crowd gathered outside and inside Sykeston Legion for pre-grand opening flag ceremonies, as well as a small car show on Main Street.

Daniel and Sonja Johnston decided to give back to the Sykeston Main Street district by honoring those who have come before them and gave of themselves in service so that all can enjoy their freedoms.

The Johnstons have reopened American Legion Post 17 as a community bar, and their business goes by the shorthand designation, "Sykeston Legion."

Opening ceremonies included a flag-raising and playi...

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