Posted by Mike Duiven
Dan Cady, Commander of American Legion Madera Post 131 here in Green Valley, spoke to us about the purpose of the Legion. Individuals currently serving or who have served (honorably discharged) as an active duty member in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, are eligible for membership in The American Legion! The Legion is a family of four active groups: Veterans, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and American Legion Riders. The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization committed to the following pillars: (1) mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in the community, (2) advocating patriotism and honor, (3) promoting strong national security, and (4) continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. The activities undertaken in support of these four pillars were discussed in detail. The activities include: college scholarships, sports programs, suicide prevention, assistance in navigation of government bureaucracy, Fisher House, etc. The American Legion is always looking for new members to assist the execution of their programs.