Serve country, community through American Legion
Have you ever thought about joining the American Legion? Have you considered going back into uniform by being a member of the Color/Honor Guard? The Charlestown Post is now taking applications for Legion Membership and Color/Honor Guards.
Here are the qualifications
• A veteran with an honorable discharge (DD214).
• A son or daughter of an honorably discharged veteran (DD214).
• A current member of any branch of service or the son or daughter of a veteran.
• A minimum of 21 years old.
• Have available time during the week and some weekends.
Duties include Honor/Color Guard services at local funerals of veterans and memorial tributes for fallen comrades, marching in parades, Posting of Colors at local events, decorating grave sites along with a host of other events.
If you have some time and the desire to go back into uniform to be a part of something that will enhance not only yourself but the community and a Grateful Nation, make the call.
This position has no pay in dollars; we are paid with friendship, with gratitude from every family member at every funeral, parade and flag ceremony. If you are looking for a cause where you can make a difference, this could be for you. A full uniform is provided along with training.
For more information, call 502-649-6204.
— Capt. Larry Hayden, Color/Honor Guard
Charlestown American Legion Post 335