The American Legion "Jesse M. Dykes" Post 12 Veterans Hall


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The reasons may be national in scope, such as:

  • Strengthens the veteran voice in Washington for a more effective VA health-care system.
  • Keeps the GI Bill updated and relevant for new generations.
  • Provides substantial veteran oversight of congressional committees and agencies.

The reasons may be specific to an American Legion department, such as:

  • Adds to the network of like-minded Legion Family members in my state.
  • Ensures support, resources and training for American Legion department service officers who assist others who served.
  • Builds future leaders through American Legion Boys State and other youth programs.

They may, of course, be local, such as:

  • Young people in my community need Legion mentoring through Scouts, Junior ROTC, Junior Shooting Sports and other programs.
  • Community memorials to those who served before must never be forgotten.
  • The local Legion Riders chapter has a great time raising funds that matter in the community.

And, they may be individual, such as:

  • Camaraderie with fellow veterans and patriotic Americans.
  • The Legion helps me understand my VA benefits.
  • The discount programs are valuable. 


Do You Remember?

Do you remember when your unit was under fire? You were scared. You didn't know whether you would ever get home again, see your family, your loved ones. And the only thing that you could count on in that instant was your buddy. And you knew he was counting on you too.

Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who never saw combat. Do you remember the tediousness of garrison life? Do you remember the interminable hurry up and wait? Do you remember the inane make-work projects you were ordered to do? But your buddy was always there along side you, making the wise-crack, helping you make it though each day, maybe even covering for you on occasion.

Your buddy still needs you!!!

Maybe your buddy is in one of the VA hospitals; his war wounds and/or time have taken its toll on his body. Maybe he or she is a young veteran, just discharged from service in the Gulf War or Bosnia and is having difficulty finding a civilian job. Maybe your buddy is just an ordinary guy or gal like yourself, wanting to share stories and comradeship with someone who was in a similar situation.

Your buddy still needs you!!! 

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