American Legion Post 160 hosted the third in command of the Oklahoma American Legion Vice Commander West, Rex Ice, at their recent Yukon monthly membership meeting.
Ice briefed the membership on operations at the state and national organization. He also took time to recognize one of the Yukon members for his hard work helping the post over several months.
Jon Harwood is the first Sons of the Legion (SAL) member for Yukon’s American Legion post, which is working to get a total of 15 members to start a squadron.
SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.
Harwood joined since his father, Maj. John D. Harwood, serviced honorably during the Vietnam War.
The Yukon Legion post is seeking community members that have not serviced the military but have a father, mother or grandparent that has served honorably in the military.
The post also is seeking current and former military members to help with volunteer work in the community.
Founded in 1932, the Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.
Since 1988, SAL has raised more than $8 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. SAL members have volunteered over 500,000 hours at veterans’ hospitals and raised over $1 million for Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and VA homes.
The SAL also supports the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition dedicated to protecting the U.S. flag from desecration through a constitutional amendment.
More information may be found at https://www.facebook.com/yukonpost160/ or by calling the post at (405) 467-0525.