You served your country in uniform. Now, why not serve yourself and other veterans?
You can help yourself and millions of others who served in the various branches of the US military by joining or rejoining the American Legion.
St. Pauls American Legion Post #5 has begun its annual membership drive, and everyone who has ever donned a military uniform for the United States is welcome to join and swell the ranks of the organization that has veterans and issues affecting veterans at its heart and soul.
John McCauley, Post #5 Commander, issues an invitation to all vets to again sign up in defense of others—and themselves.
“The American Legion is one of the largest and most powerful and most responsive organizations that work year round in support of veterans and their families through lobbying, through contact with elected officials and through keeping vets aware of legislation and initiatives that affect them,” McCauley said. “The American Legion speaks with one voice, and it is one loud voice that commands respect and attention from policy makers and the public.”
McCauley also adds that the feeling of camaraderie that American Legion members feel is also a strong reason to join or to re-up membership.
“We meet monthly, on the fourth Thursday, and during special times, and Legion members can choose to be as involved in the Post as they like,” McCauley said. “We meet for supper and pass along pertinent information and updated information about benefits and services to which veterans have access. At our meetings we also plan our activities and the things that we can participate in, such as Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day observances. But there are many opportunities throughout the year in which vets should rally together and in which Legion members can participate, so we need to hear from all veterans to make sure our presence is felt and that our voices are heard.”
If you would like more information about joining the St. Pauls American Legion Post #5, which is considered to be North Carolina’ first organized Post, please call John McCauley at 910-865-2651.