American Legion accepting applications

April 8, 2014 

Garner American Legion Post 232 is accepting applications from qualified veterans to join the world’s largest war time veteran’s service organization.

Some of the benefits that accrue to members include free accidental death insurance, discounts at participating pharmacies, eyeglasses and at participating motels and automobile rental agencies.

The American Legion seeks to help veterans by influencing Congress to pass just legislation that benefits veterans. The American Legion was instrumental in getting the GI Bill of Rights passed for World War II veterans and in getting the various amendments to that bill to include all veterans. The American Legion was the leading veteran’s organization in getting the current GI Bill passed. The organization is continuing to pressure the Veterans Administration to drastically reduce the backlog of veteran’s claims for benefits. One of the main focuses of the American Legion is on the nation’s youth, for example providing scholarships for the children of veterans who died in defense of America since 9/11.

To determine your eligibility, contact Post Commander Terry F. Chatfield at 919-265-8558 or by email at terry_chatfield@bellsouth.net.

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