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70-year member recognized

Mar 30, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED Allen-Jewett American Legion Post 47 members, from left, Wes Edwards, Jim Kennedy and Mike Nuckolls present Tom Brown with a 70-year Certificate for Continuous Membership.

Allen-Jewett American Legion Post 47 members Wes Edwards, Jim Kennedy and Mike Nuckolls recently presented Tom Brown with a 70-year Certificate for Continuous Membership.

The Allen-Jewett post is part of the American Legion, which was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America. It is committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to fellow servicemembers and veterans. The Legion was instrumental in getting the original GI Bill through Congress and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Today, the organization is active throughout the United States, supporting current military personnel and veterans, sponsoring American Legion Baseball, Boys State, Oratorical Contests and other activities for youth, and pushing for the adoption of a constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration of the United States flag.

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