Legion Club and Borak family working on ceremony

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Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times
Dr. Dave Bruzek, left, Dr. Thomas Borak, John Chromy, Dave Timmons and Paul Busch discuss plans for a rededication ceremony of the Charles Borak Post 45 American Legion in New Prague. Busch is the Commander of the American Legion Post. Thomas Borak is a nephew of Charles Borak, soldier from New Prague who was killed in 1918 during World War, and for whome the post is dedicated. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague’s American Legion Post 45 commander met with family members of the late Charles Borak the morning of Thursday, May 10, to discuss a proposed rededication ceremony to be held possibly in September or October. Legion Commander Paul Busch met with Dr. Thomas Borak, a relative of Charles Borak, along with John Chromy and Dave Timmons. The local legion is named after Charles Borak, who died near the end of World War I.

Busch said the rededication is in honor of Charles Borak’s sacrifice, the end of World War I in 1918 and the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. He noted he would like members of the Borak family to be part of the ceremony.

The Legion has a photo of Charles Borak’s resting place in Verdun, France taken by Chromy. He explained he was....

To see more on this story pick up the May 17, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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