Tell our veterans and servicemembers, ‘Thanks’

Tell our veterans and servicemembers, ‘Thanks’

Holiday Greetings to All,

 As we come closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope everyone is ready to celebrate what you are thankful for with your friends and family. I know as we go through our day-to-day routines, there is so much going on and the world revolves and shares all its bad news with us. But let’s not be defeated, and let’s take time to be thankful for things we do have.

You are an American, you have your freedom to be thankful for, and during this time we should make sure we tell all our veterans and military members “Thanks.”

Our country is what it is today because of our men and women who have always protected our rights and freedom. Most reading this are part of our American Legion Family, the world’s largest family for supporting our veterans. We as a family do have a lot to be thankful for; please take time and appreciate what we do have.

Let me do some holiday sharing: I am thankful for my family, the American Legion Family, and for having the opportunity to serve with Commander Seehafer and President Williamson.

Looking ahead to Christmas and the New Year

As Christmas is right around the corner, so is more cold air and nasty weather. While we all get in the Christmas spirit, take time and try to help somebody else and see how good it makes you feel. Maybe you know somebody who will be alone for Christmas. Veteran or not, ask them over for a visit to show them that you care. Sharing goodwill to others comes right back to you and even in the cold makes you feel warm inside just because you did something to help somebody else. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

As we kick off the New Year, it is time to start planning seriously for The American Legion Family Day on April 27. Plan a celebration at your post that will bring in the press, community, and members. Teach everyone what The American Legion Family is all about. Teach them about the Four Pillars we stand on. Work on completing your Commander’s Four Pillar Challenge and show everyone we know why we are the best veterans organization there will ever be.


God Bless The USA,

Representing More Than Me

Donald “JR” Hall

National Commander

Sons of The American Legion