Legionnaires and youth meet for monthly fitness day

Members of American Legion Post 1703 in Prince George, Va., and their family members registered for the second annual 100 Miles for Hope challenge when it launched April 1. The members and their children and grandchildren have been meeting once a month at the field track at Fort Lee Army base to walk, bike, run or push a stroller for 30 minutes.

Post 1703 members and their family met for their final 100 Miles for Hope activity at the track on Saturday, Aug. 28. The challenge concluded Sept. 6. 

Post 1703 Commander Mable Farris said the youth participation in the 100 Miles challenge was important. “When we get our kids involved in everything that we do that means we can get together, we can do things (that are) family oriented. There’s nothing that we really do that the kids can’t participate in. Everything focuses around them and getting them to learn about community service, and giving back and doing for others.”

Participant 100 Miles for Hope medals 

• For participants who signed up after June 15, your medals are being created and will be shipped on or about Sept. 1 to the address you provided.

• For participants who signed up before June 15, you should have already received your medal. If you haven't received it, please email magazine@legion.org with the following information: your full name, mailing address, approximate registration date and whether you signed up via Kilter or Emblem Sales.