Archive for Thursday, December 8, 2005

American Legion to explain benefits

December 8, 2005

American Legion Post 23 will sponsor a meeting for all veterans and their families who wish to learn more about their earned veteran's benefits.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the legion's facilities at 418 Cherokee St., Leavenworth. Dinner off the menu will be available for a charge.

The meeting is part of the Kansas' Legion annual American Legion Veterans Affairs Tour. During the tour, department and district officers will visit each of the 330 American Legion posts throughout Kansas. Tour leaders for this area are Department Adjutant Charles Yunker and First District Commander A.C. Byrd.

The American Legion is the country's largest veteran's service organization. It assists more veterans and their dependents in filing for benefits through service in the Armed Forces than any other organization.

American Legion members, including Harry Colmery of Kansas, authored the original GI Bill of Rights during World War II. The Legion also pioneered many veterans programs, including compensation for veterans exposed to radiation and Agent Orange and investigating Gulf War Syndrome.

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