One of the primary missions of The American Legion is to make sure that our veterans and their families receive the support and recognition they deserve. Every member of our organization is a wartime veteran. We know how important it is to receive the support of our fellow citizens during and after our military service.
Saying thank you is not always enough to truly honor America's newest generation of warriors and veterans. Their unique needs require that we support and recognize these needs and take action to make a difference for these brave men and women. Every citizen of the United States benefits from their service, and should join with The American Legion in supporting them.
We should all be aware that the real and unique issues women veterans face is critical in today's military environment. We must press to make sure that these issues are addressed during and after their military service.
The unemployment rate of transitioning service members is growing and The American Legion is in the trenches working with employers to hire returning veterans by partnering in job fairs and offering small business workshops for veterans.
Through programs such as Operation Comfort Warriors, The American Legion is involved in numerous ways to aid and support wounded, injured and ill veterans and their families. OCW has provided more than $1 million of assistance to wounded warrior units, VA medical centers and military hospitals around the world. There are many ways you could support a wounded warrior in your community.
The Family Support Network and Temporary Financial Assistance programs support military families during times of deployment when help can be needed most. What can YOU do to support the families of our military personnel?
It is the responsibility of all Americans to support our troops and their families during and after service. With 2.4 million members, The American Legion is working every day to ensure valuable and free service is available within their communities for this purpose. The Legion asks all Americans to join their effort in this important area.