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Richard Longfellow (left), Chef de Gare of Lee County Voiture 409, presents corespondent Mike McCarty with the organization’s Voyageur of the Year Award. McCarty will be considered for similar state or national honors. McCarty has assisted in Boys State meetings with Dixon and Newman high schools, assisted in presentation of Legion medals to Dixon’s grade schools, and has served as commander of the Dixon Veterans Honor and Color Guard. Photo submitted by Longfellow.