I'm a member of the American Legion, and I believe its' a good organization to join or support.
The Queens County Committee is as old as the American Legion. It was founded in 1919 and provides leadership and guidance to the posts of Queens and welcoming veterans from all branches of our armed forces.
The Queens County American Legion consists of 26 posts with 1,760 members. Additionally, they have Auxiliary units and Sons of the Legion squadrons. Their primary focus is service to veterans and their families.
They support the St. Albans Veteran's Hospital and the New York State Nursing Veterans Home. They continue to support active service veterans currently serving in combat situations, as well as those in Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Furthermore they help wounded service members adjust to life-altering injuries. They also help severely wounded soldiers during their long hospitals stays in military centers and help veterans transition to civilian life when they come home, connecting them to support services in their hometowns.
So please join or support the American Legion.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village