Klee to lead Congress in prayer


Harvey H. Klee of Llano County will be offering up a prayer before the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. on Feb. 28.

Klee, National and Texas State Chaplain for The American Legion, also is chaplain of the Highland Lakes Honor Guard. Rep. Michael Conaway extended the invitation to Klee to present a prayer as guest chaplain at noon at the Capitol, an event to be televised live on C-SPAN.

During his stay in Washington D. C., Chaplain Klee will be installed as a member of ANAVICUS – Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, United States, an offshoot of ANAVIC, a Canadian veterans organization first authorized by Queen Victoria in 1840. It was Queen Victoria who granted permission for the members to wear berets of Royal purple. The United States Chapter was chartered in 1953 with membership by invitation only. Today, more than 1,100 Legionnaires wear the ANAVICUS Royal purple beret or cap.

Most American Legion founders, past national commanders and other distinguished Legionnaires are inducted into ANAVICUS – a tradition that continues annually at the national convention and Washington Conference. New members are installed by the Dominion President.

Each year ANAVICUS presents ten scholarships. The cash awards are based on compassion, athletics, leadership and scholarship. Each scholarship is presented in memory of prominent ANAVICUS members.

Klee and his wife Suzanne live in the Lone Grove Community in Llano County.

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