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Vets Day Showcase raises nearly $1,000 in West Salem

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West Salem, WI (WXOW) -

The Veterans Day Showcase event in West Salem provided excitement and opportunity for college-bound students.

American Legion Post 51 raised $968 Monday for the Legacy Scholarship, a fund that provides children of fallen post-9/11 service members the opportunity to attend college.

Proceeds from ticket sales and donations went to the fund, Post 51 commander Vern Tranberg said. After such a successful first year, Tranberg said he hopes the community's support will continue to grow next year.

"Being a veteran, or being a citizen, it is very special that you can help out someone to accomplish their goals," Tranberg said. "It's a very good program, the community's supporting us very well."

Since its inception in 2001, the American Legion has awarded 268 scholarships and $1,164,573.

More information about the Legacy Scholarship can be found here.

Highlights from Monday's games can be found here.

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