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96th American Legion Birthday Celebration

Posted Mar 19th, 2015 by Paul Smith  Category: Events

 

For 96 years, The American Legion has led the charge as America’s leading advocate for veterans health care and rehabilitation, children and youth programs, a strong national security policy and one-hundred percent Americanism.
On March 28th we, Legionnaires of the Great First District, will celebrate our 96th Birthday at the Willow-Arn Post 541 in Continental Ohio. The comradery begins at 6pm. It is this celebration that reminds us of why we became members in the American Legion.
In recent years, The American Legion has delivered millions of dollars in comfort items to wounded, injured, and ill servicemembers and patients recovering in military hospitals, warrior transition units and VA Medical Centers through our Operation Comfort Warriors program.
The American Legion is still the leading advocate for those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the war on terrorism. Years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken a toll on this country. But this is not new. War is always an “ugly thing” as John Stuart Mill once said.
The United States is a peace-loving nation and our country deliberated for many years before entering World War I and World War II. Nobody hates war more than those who have had to fight it, but if it must be fought – it must be won.
During war or peace, The American Legion will always be there to express our gratitude for our defenders of freedom. “We support the troops” is not just a slogan to us. It’s a way of life. To each of you, I say thank you comrades, for what you do for our veterans, for God and for Country. May God bless you all and God bless The American Legion.

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