Friday, October 14, 2016

Windham American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 wants you

Field-Allen Post 148 in Windham, Maine, (Windham’s best kept secret), is having its October 2016 membership drive. Our goal this year is to attract younger service members from our community to join the post, a post who has and continues to achieve State-wide recognition and awards. Whether you are looking for veteran support, want to talk to fellow veterans who have similar combat experiences, or just want to hang out and talk, Post 148 is for you. As an incentive to join, a free one year membership will be granted to new members during the Month of October 2016, so don’t delay.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the American Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential non-profit groups in the United States. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. 

The purpose of the American Legion is to serve veterans and their families. We also provide numerous social events for veterans and their families, present scholarships such as the Oratorical Contest, Boys and Girls State Dirigo programs, and coordinate the town’s Memorial Day events. Finally, we provide cemetery wreath laying for deceased Veterans through the December Everlasting Gratitude Program. 

The Post meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Windham Veterans Center on Veteran’s Memorial Drive, located behind Hannaford in North Windham. The post has a 5 p.m. social hour and free supper hour, followed by a 6 p.m. business meeting.

If you honorably served our great country, the eligibility requirement dates needed to join the American Legion are:
Ø  Gulf War on Terrorism: August 2, 1990 – Present
Ø  Panama: December 20, 1989- January 31, 1990
Ø  Lebanon/Grenada: August 24, 1982- July 31, 1984
Ø  Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
Ø  Korean War: June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955
Ø  WWII: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
Ø  WWI: April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918

If you are interested in joining out great organization please contact one of the Membership Committee Chair persons listed below:
Rod Voisine    1st Vice Commander 207-892-2917
Keri Karsten   2nd Vice Commander
Dana Reed      Chaplain            207-653-6593

“Veterans Serving Veterans & our Community”

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