JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION

NEWS FROM THE HUT by John Hamilton

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941 and have been honorably discharged or are still serving – you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

Because eligibility dates remain open, all active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation, and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

The American Legion’s mission statement, as adopted by the National Executive Committee in October 2020, is:

To enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion’s vision statement is “The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America.” The American Legion’s value principles are as follows:

A VETERAN IS A VETERAN: which means The American Legion embraces all current and former members of the military and endeavors to help them transition into their communities.

SELFLESS SERVICE: which means The American Legion celebrates all who contribute to something larger than themselves and inspires others to serve and strengthen America.

AMERICAN VALUES AND PATRIOTISM:  which means The American Legion advocates for upholding and defending the United States Constitution, equal justice and opportunity for everyone and discrimination against no one, youth education, responsible citizenship and honoring military service by observing and participating in memorial events.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: which means The American Legion meets the unique needs of local communities.

ADVANCING THE VISION: which means The American Legion educates, mentors, and leads new generations of Americans.

HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US: which means The American Legion pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure they are never forgotten by new generations.

The Hominy Post 142 is welcoming all Veterans, but especially those that have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. The American Legion needs all you young veterans, male, and female. The Hominy Post 142 supports the Hominy, Cleveland and Wynona, Oklahoma areas.

To join contact: John Hamilton, Hominy Post 142: alpost0142@gmail.com

Until further notice, our regular Legion meeting will be the third Thursday of each month. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM. The Sons of the American Legion meetings have been suspended until further notice, depending on the future COVID-19 situation. We have resumed the tradition of the dinner at the meetings now on the third Thursday of each month. The Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings have been resumed at 8:00 AM. If you are a veteran, come by for our monthly meeting, and/or the Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings. Several of the Post 142 members meet on Wednesday’s at Daylight Donuts on OK-99 around 8:00 AM in Hominy for coffee and breakfast treats. If you have a good story, it may end up in print. Also, keep up with us at the Post 142 website “americanlegion142.org” and Hominy Legion on Facebook.

About American Legion Post #142

Authors the weekly article "News from the Hut", about local American Legion Post #142 in Hominy, OK. Read his weekly articles in the "Hominy News Progress".
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