“The American Legion is made up of a very unique group of people – that’s your veterans. When you commit yourself to serve, you are giving up part of your life; you’re putting your country and your beliefs ahead of your personal being. That carries over to our veterans organizations. Our organization (is one of those) that once you walk into that club, it doesn’t make any difference if you’re the president of some organization, a CEO or someone who pushes the broom around. It doesn’t make any difference – you are all veterans.”
“The reason I became an American Legion member is because they support and promote the education of veterans (who) want to continue to go to school. The American Legion will do whatever it can to support veterans.”
“The Legion is only as strong as the people involved in it. I’ve never met anyone in the Legion who doesn’t have the best interest of the veteran in mind. The American Legion does more to help our nation’s veterans than any organization that I can think of.”
“The Legion is our opportunity to maintain that presence in the community to remind everyone of who served before and those who serve today. It’s a way to bring us all together in a shared experience.”
Thirty-eight years after they lost their lives in what is regarded as the last battle of the Vietnam War, 13 U.S. servicemembers came home in May. Fragments of their remains were laid to rest together, in one casket, at Arlington National Cemetery.