November Member of the Month American Legion
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans non-profit organization. On the State and National level, The American Legion has great political influence on supporting issues and benefits for the nation’s veterans and the military. This year, the American Legion is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.
The American Legion Post 245 Family consists of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of The American Legion and the American Legion Riders. The eligibility for membership in the American Legion is open to any veteran who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces since 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving on active duty. Legion member’s spouses and daughters/ granddaughters are eligible to join the Auxiliary and sons/grandsons are eligible to join the Sons of the American Legion. Membership in the American Legion Riders requires the individual to be a member of the Legion, Auxiliary or SAL and own a motorcycle.
The American Legion supports children and youth programs, such as the Oratorical Scholarship Contest, Boys State Program and Girls State Program and local Scholarships. The funding for the American Legion Programs and other donations comes from the Bingo events held every Friday and Sunday evenings at the American Legion Post Hall, 618 E. Kingsbury St. Call (830) 534-2678 for more information.