Why I joined The American Legion

Category: Personal Experiences

We Need Patriotism in this Country

Touching student videos honor memorial squares in Brookline, Mass.

Category: Film / Documentary

As part of Post 11's annual scholarship competition, each student applicant researched and created a 2-4 minute video about one of the 16 memorial squares in Brookline. At the post we were filled with awe and inspired by what these students put together, and humbled by the sacrifices made by those from our community whom these squares honor.

Coffee with the General

Category: Personal Experiences

In 1966 I was a L/Cpl. and a crew member on a KC130 transport plane in Marine Squadron 152 at Da Nang, Vietnam. Our crew took part in our share of combat exercises, but what I consider my most successful mission was the time I had to serve day old black coffee to Lt. Gen. Lew Walt without spilling it on him during a bumpy flight on the way to his promotion ceremony in Da Nang. When he got off the plane, TV cameras and reporters from America were waiting for him. Fortunately for me, his trousers weren't coffee-stained.

Never Heroes

Category: Poetry

A poem in four stanzas that describes what it was like to live among WWII and Korean Conflict heroes for three years, and my ultimate take-away from that experience..

Joseph Freeman Post 476 installs new welcome sign

Category: Visual Arts

American made with American pride! Joseph Freeman Post 476 Legionnaire and prior Navy service member Cara Hartman designed and created this new welcome sign for Post 476 in Wilkesville, Ohio. The new welcome sign was donated to the Joseph Freeman American Legion Post 476 by Cara and her husband, Derek Hartman.

Small town, big pride

Category: Personal Experiences

Memorial Day "Field of Flags" reaches nearly 900 in small town W. Va. Cameron, W. Va. is the sight of a "Field of Flags" each Memorial Day. This event has grown progressively over the past four years. Citizens term it "amazing, beautiful, outstanding."

City of Waterloo virtual Memorial Day program

Category: Film / Documentary

A special video put together to honor our fallen soldiers.

Fury. A Soldier's Journey

Category: Books

Just published March 2020, "Fury: A Soldier's Journey" by Joe Myles is an autobiography covering events from Basic to fighting with 1st Infantry in Vietnam during Tet. Captivating, a must read..

The Buffalo Pilot: A Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thriller (Book 3)

Category: Books

With pulse-stopping adventure and a dose of the human condition comes a saga where crime, aviation, and brotherhood meet.

Father Joseph Lonergan, World War I Army chaplain became national chaplain of The American Legion

Category: Personal Experiences

While going through a box of 1930's materials and folders, I found a black & white 8 x 10 photo of a man in his U. S. Army uniform. The photo individual showed an officer(Lt. Colonel) with insignia of a chaplain on his lapels. The photo also was signed in white/silver ink "In Fond Remembrance"- J M Lonergan.

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