Many of our members
are visiting the high school classrooms and, talking about what it means to be an
American; pride in our country's flag and recognition of our great heritage, including
respect for and appreciation of our veterans and their contribution to our freedom.
A program giving our young people
an opportunity to learn about our democratic governmental institutions
by participating in the offices and functions of our state;
a hands-on method of teaching fundamental attributes of self
government. More Information
Where our exceptional
young people learn about our country's values through writing
and delivering a speech on our history and
Each summer our Post alone sponsors
teams which allow some 60 high school boys and coaches to
participate the program.
Once every two months our members
visit with our veterans confined at the V.A. Hospital Nursing
Home and join them in playing bingo.
Our Post sponsors a Boy Scout troop,
which always provides our young men with the chance to learn
and practice these qualities we all hold so dear.
We are reinstituting our program of assisting
our high school ROTC units in carrying out their training.
and National Legislative Program
The Legion's constant
concern about what goes on in our Legislature, and what potential
laws may affect our country's veterans.
Aids needy veterans and their
families through financial help. This program is administered by our Service Officer.
Four Chaplain's Sunday
Four Chaplain's Sunday
is celebrated annually by the American Legion as part of the God and
Country programs. The bravery of the four chaplains involved in the
sinking of the ship Dorchester is remembered. An inspiring story, one that
is never out of date with the message it brings about unselfishness.
World War II Memorial
National World War II Memorial will be the first national memorial
dedicated to all who served during World War II. The memorial, which
will be established by the American Battle Monuments Commission,
will honor all military veterans of
the war, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the
high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to
Children's Miracle Network
Our new alliance with the Children’s Miracle Network
(CMN) underscores The American Legion’s mission and
reputation as a caretaker of America’s future - its children.
American Legion Child Welfare Foundation was created in 1954 to
contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of
children and youth.
We support passage
of an amendment to the United States Constitution that will return to
"We the people" the freedom to protect the U.S. Flag from
Flag Education & Etiquette
So that our
children and our grandchildren will never be confused about its
meaning, its value, or the price paid to preserve it.
Flag Disposal Ceremony
proper respect for the Flag of the United States and to provide
for disposal of unserviceable flags in a dignified manner.
Flag Day at Veteran's Park. We have a ceremony followed by free ice
cream, pop and flags. Please bring your children, grandchildren and
their friends. This will be a worthwhile fun time for them.
as America is no ordinary nation, her flag is no ordinary piece of
cloth. When an object has been deemed precious - an event that for the
American Flag came when that first Flag Day was celebrated in
Cigrand's schoolhouse in 1885 - it must then be considered worth
protecting. Much like the flag-protection amendment, Flag Day was born
in the hearts and minds of hard-working, proud-serving Americans. They
made the decision to willfully and passionately celebrate and respect
the flag every June 14.
Patrick's Day Parade
The American Legion
is the nation’s largest veterans organization, supporting present active duty
military personnel along with its commitment to all veterans and their families.