Springfield Post 176 is conducting a membership campaign for the new 2014 Legion membership year and seeking wartime veterans in the Springfield area to become a valued member at their Post home.
The nation’s largest veteran’s service organization has fostered American pride since its founding more than 94 years ago. The American Legion was responsible for the creation of the original GI Bill, used by millions of veterans to obtain assistance in education and home loans. The organization was also instrumental in the passage of legislation creating the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Additionally, the work of The American Legion to support the nation’s youth continues to grow, as more young people are involved in Legion-sponsored programs. The Boy Scouts of America, American Legion Baseball, Junior Shooting Sports and the National High School Oratorical Contest are just a few examples of how The American Legion continues to strive to provide a solid foundation on which the youth of America may grow.
Since 1919, these proud American veterans have been making a difference in our lives. If you’re on active duty, or a veteran who has transitioned out of the military and would like to make a difference for the surrounding community, contact Post 176 Membership Chair Dave Wallace, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can become a member of The American Legion Family at Springfield Post 176. You can go to the Post’s website at: www.vapost176.org.