NVC Michael Cotten's recent visit to New Hampshire
The George P. Vanderveer Post #129 of Toms River, NJ was advised of the need for new classroom flags for the Lakehurst Elementary School, and quickly provided them. After mold was discovered at the elementary school, the building was closed and the students relocated. Months later the school re-opened, minus classroom flags. Once the Legion heard that the students were saluting small desk flags, they quickly responded with brand new large classroom flags for each room.
What I learned about my father, the paratrooper!
What happens when you continue to serve; both in the American Legion as a Legionnaire and in the American Legion Auxiliary? The result is an interesting mix of a civic minded leader who continues to serve well after their Armed Service tenure has ended. I recently had the privilege of interviewing Jean Wilson, Department of Ohio 2nd Vice Commander; I was intrigued by what makes this remarkable woman tick.
A first POW/MIA Golf Tournament to honor a Fallen Soldier who could not attend the event
Former Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. served the Knoxville area as Congressman for 30 years, and his father served many years before him. Congressman Duncan shares his fascinating stories with baseball. Rep. Duncan shares his love of baseball by providing an interesting perspective on the game's history. He served for years as a batboy and had exciting opportunities with players that baseball fans would find fascinating.
Bob Hope will never be forgotten
When the Korean War began in June 1950, I signed up, I was single, had five years' experience in construction and joined the U.S. Navy Seabee Reserves as a Petty Officer. After a few months of weekly drills and not having been called to active duty, I went to headquarters, Third Naval District, and had orders to active duty initiated. I volunteered for duty in Korea. I felt the single men should volunteer for war areas so the men with families would not be obligated to serve in a war zone.
Morgan County, Alabama Post 15 Legion family members work together to become close friends, learn to work as a well-oiled team.
The underlying reasons were that base dental facilities and staffing were overwhelmed by the extremely large numbers of troops undergoing training during the Vietnam War buildup, and as a result in many cases removing teeth (unnecessarily) was the procedure of their choice.