The American Legion Commitment
These are trying times for our nation; a slumping economy ...natural disasters, soaring energy costs, seemingly endless war involvement, government unrest and on and on. It can get depressing but, as always, we will survive.
We will survive because this nation is made up of people with backbone and grit. People who know how to deal with adversity, while at the same time, enjoying the privileges of democracy. We can grumble and complain about how our great nation is being governed, and if we are not satisfied, we replace that government through the process of the vote. Once we have cast those votes at the local, state or national level, we have every right to praise, criticize or condemn vocally or with the written word.
Unfortunately, there are those citizens who take their liberty and democracy for granted, and refuse, for whatever inane reason, to become involved in their patriotic duty and do not bother to vote, but continue to criticize and complain to anyone who will listen.
This condition of apathy often seeps down to contaminate groups and organizations dedicated to preserving the rights and dignity of man through vigilant and cohesive community support programs.
First and foremost among these is The American Legion. With a membership consisting of thousands of men and women veterans, as well as active duty individuals, the Legion is committed to promoting patriotism and fostering the values consistent with good citizenship.
These goals are accomplished through support of charitable organizations, scholastic achievements, patriotic activities and a multitude of local, state and national functions.
Legionnaires worldwide are the very core of this commitment and support it by attending Post meetings and getting involved with the issues presented.
An hour or so once, or possibly twice a month out of their busy life styles to attend these meetings is little to ask to insure the continuation of this magnanimous organization.
If you are not already……GET INVOLVED!
Welcome To Orleans Vermont
American Legion Post 23
'The Biggest Little Post In The County'