American Legion: veterans of all ages are welcome

Veterans are encouraged to help serve their community

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American Legion Post 99 has been busy offering programs and updating their services over the first quarter of 2021, and now, according to Commander Ron Lapierre, they are searching for more veterans to join them as they continue to not only provide for White County’s veterans but also serve the community as a whole.

“The foundation of our organization is based on the four pillars; Americanism, National Security, Youth, and Veteran’s support.” Lapierre explained. “As a member of our organization, you can support all areas of our community.”

The members of Post 99 work toward their goals as evidenced by their recent accomplishments: Veterans Day parades, Memorial Day parades and programs, a combat first-aid class, and a Narcan nasal spray class.

“Most recently, we opened a telehealth location for all veterans to contact their doctor, to appeal benefit cases, or just talk to other service members,” Lapierre said, adding to the growing list of projects and services that American Legion Post 99 is directly involved in. “We are also involved with other veteran organization to work with veterans to help them receive benefits from the government.”

He posed the question to all U.S. military veterans asking if they have ever considered joining the American Legion.

“You served honorably in our military, and we thank you,” he said, but then asked if they would like to continue to serve honorably while helping their community grow and serving fellow American veterans. “You can do that while spreading our proud history that made our country great, something which seems to be slowly disappearing from our society.

“I am personally asking that any veteran, past or present, please come down to the American Legion, Tuesday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m., and join us in the Legion Hall. Come down and talk to me, and see how you can help us. Thank you for your service! I look forward to meeting you.”    

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