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Opening your doors to the military

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Opening your doors to the military
Photo by Zach Boyden-Holmes

Is your American Legion post working closely with a local active-duty, National Guard or reserve unit? Do you invite the unit – and its family members – to post functions, such as dinners or holiday parties?

Do you, as posts and districts in the Department of Wisconsin do, provide support during demobilization briefings, providing food and beverages, as well as access to the Legion service officer? Does your post watch out for the servicemembers’ families after the unit deploys, providing services like snow removal or yard work?

If so, The American Legion wants to hear from you. Tell us about your involvement with your local military involvement. If you have pictures, send them. E-mail Steve Brooks with your information. Please use the subject line "Military support." 

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jrunyon

December 13, 2010 - 10:14am

On Friday,Dec 10,2010 American Legion Post 131, COAST, VI Veterans Affairs, National Guard Outreach, VI Department of Housing and VI Department of Labor --- set up tents & Tables in the Cruz Bay Park to Outreach to fellow Veterans to make them aware of the services that we offer and to encourage membership in the American Legion. Also from Nov 1 to 7, and Dec 1-7, 201 Post 131 members and the Community of St. John worked together to assist a group of 27 from Team River Runner(TRR) and 10 from Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba(SUDS)out of Walter Reed Hospital. They came down to continue their kayaking and Scuba Diving programs. Photos forwarded to Steve.

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