The American Legion, Ball-Smith Post 23, in Lindsay is proud to announce the formation of a new chapter called “Sons of the American Legion”, according to a news release. Eligibility for membership is a son, of any age, whose parent or grandparent (biological, step-parent or adopted) meets the requirements for participation in the American Legion group. The veteran may be living or deceased.
Basic American Legion membership is any individual, male or female, who has served at least one day of active duty, not necessarily in time of war, and has an honorable discharge from the military on their DD214.
The American Legion is a community service organization, patriotic in nature. Members are very active in local parades, sporting events (raising the flag) during the National Anthem and funerals of veterans with the playing of Taps, flag presentation to the family, and a 21-gun salute
The American Legion motto “We’re here for God and Country” is embodied by our participating veterans. Though many have passed away or aging, unable to actively participate as desired, we continually strive for growth, seeking new members.
Local member, Amos Smith, at 102 years of age, is now the oldest surviving WWII veteran in the United States.
We invite all interested citizens to come join our introductory meeting on Tues., Apr. 19 at 6:00 p.m., at the Lindsay Senior Citizen Center, located at 310 W. Choctaw.
“Come and learn more about supporting our veterans through Sons of the American Legion, American Legion or the Women’s Auxiliary. Consider being an active member, honoring all our veterans for their sacrifice to our country,” one member added.
Those who would like additional information may contact: Post Commander Bill Walker 405-756-0394, Chaplain Ronnie Ackerman 405-642-3422 or Greg Henderson 405-990-9423.