The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time.
As Commander of Katy Post 164, I welcome you into the fold of this family body. You have served your country well and being a member of the largest veteran’s organization surely proves your dedication and tenacity to continue to serve your fellow veterans and their families in our community. You were privileged to serve your country during wartime and because of this service you are today privileged to join the great service organization, The American Legion.
We have many veterans' programs in which the Katy Post takes pride and actively participates in, as well as other contributions within our community. The homeless and suicide rates of veterans has become astronomical and it is up to us to reach out to our fellow veterans in need in some way, be it through active support or just comradery. You have now taken that important step to obligate yourself as expressed in the Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion.
I welcome you to The American Legion, Katy Post 164. We are here to serve you. I look forward to you being active and supporting fellow veterans in our Post. If you know God has given you special talents that would be vital to our Post, please share them with us.
For God & Country
Commander, Katy Post 164