FROM LOCAL SOURCES
AREA WIDE -- Military veterans in and around Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Warrick and Vanderburg Counties are invited for a special service session with three District 8 posts hosting this event:
Tell City Post 213 located at 1912 Main St., Tell City; Otis-Stone Post 354 located at 1127 Chestnut St., Evansville; and Floyds Knobs Post 42 located at 4530 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs.
Hosting American Legion Posts will be open to all veterans November 22 and 23 from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. American Legion staff will be available to discuss veterans’ benefits, the Legion’s legislative efforts, membership opportunities and service to the community. A veterans service officer will be available to discuss claims and other benefits questions.
In keeping with the over 100 years of tradition of The American Legion, the American Legion posts in this area will focus on community service and assistance to veterans.
The scope and nature of the posts’ community service is determined by its members and with input from local civic and community officials.Since its inception in 1919, The American Legion, the world’s largest veteran service organization, has been a key advocate for veterans and has been responsible for strategic legislative initiatives such as the G.I. Bill and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In addition to veteran advocacy, The American Legion supports children & youth activities, patriotic American values, a strong national defense and quality-of-life issues for those serving in today’s armed forces.