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American Legion: The ‘Long and Short’ of it

Have you ever noticed that when one receives a long document or a manual of some sort that it is briefly skimmed over, then put in a drawer, only to be taken out in the event there is a serious question needing an answer? And of course, when that happens, it’s a mad scramble to find what you ...

American Legion Unit 323: Did you know?………

Even though many of the programs at the American Legion have been suspended or cut short in 2020 because of the pandemic, the American Legion Legacy Scholarship program progressed because of the dedication of members of the American Legion Riders. The children of U.S. Military personnel who ...

American Legion Unit 323: The ‘Way We Were’

As we all are aware, the coronavirus has shown us that the modern world is actually stoppable. It became a severe test of our society, economy, all businesses and every person on earth. The actual test is still going on and will continue to the future. We need to understand we will never ...

American Legion Unit 323: Texts, tweets or talks

Today’s youth feel so important because they are able to text, tweet or talk in a special language not understood by their parents. Here at the American Legion, we know this is something which has been around for many years and we celebrate those who were using secret codes to help win wars. ...

American Legion Unit 323: Happy birthday!

Submitted by Pat Whitehall Tuesday, Aug. 4 saw the 230th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. It was created by Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Marine and is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the United States. The original purpose was to collect customs duties at U.S. seaports. Its ...

American Legion Unit 323: Gearing up again!

Submitted by Pat Whitehall Even though our current hours of 2 to 10 p.m. haven’t increased, we’re getting together as often and safely as possible to continue our missions of aid to the veterans and our community. Because of the pandemic, in accordance with our District’s suggestion, ...

American Legion: Now we are six

Back in 1962, our then President, John F. Kennedy wanted America to have a position of pre-eminence insuring freedom of action in outer space. He felt there was a hostile misuse of it by our adversaries. President Reagan, during his term of office, declared the U.S. would oppose prohibitions ...

American Legion: Let’s be proper

I always thought being proper meant wearing the right outfits for various activities, the right shoes with those outfits, remembering to say please and thank you, calling people sir or ma'am, and cleaning up after one's self no matter where you are. However, I soon learned when one is a ...

We’re ‘Laboring’

The mission of our American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 323 is to support and honor veterans, our militaries and families. We advocate for veterans, mentor youth, promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security for God and Country. There are many different ways of doing this, and some of ...

American Legion Post 323: “Pizzas, Punch, & Packs, Oh my!”

Saturday, Aug. 10, saw a large group of children of all school ages descending on our American Legion Post 323 in Lehigh Acres with lots of excitement and some of the biggest smiles you would ever see.One of the most important Chairmanships of the Legion's Auxiliary is Education, and for the ...