Birch-Miller American Legion Post 9 presented a certificate of appreciation to Milbank Community Transit in recognition of outstanding achievement in the employment of older workers during 2016. The local American Legion post applied for the award on behalf of the local community transit bus, which has become well known throughout the state of South Dakota.
“Milbank Community Transit has a reputation around the state for the good work we do,” stated Legion Americanism chairman and transit driver Bill Tostenson. “Our transit department is unique in that most of us are veterans, retired or semi-retired, and older. We also have a good reputation within the Milbank community.
Tostenson said, “All the credit goes to Charles Layher for his outstanding volunteer work.” Layher was the post commander for the Legion when the application for the award was submitted. He now serves the Legion on the membership executive committee.
The award was presented at the state American Legion convention in July in Watertown. Last year, Milbank Community Transit received a similar award in honor of employing veterans. “American Legion has several awards given out to acknowledge the excellent work of people around the nation. Other awards are given in honor of firemen, police officers, volunteers, and outstanding service,” explained Tostenson.
Pictured left to right: Charles layher, Leone Poel and Bill Tostenson