Before writing this story I was only vaguely familiar with what an American Legion does. They’re a staple of Americana in most towns big and small. Growing up in Ft. Wayne, IN, I knew them as the old brick buildings that fly an American Flag outside so big it dwarfs the building itself.
At a glance, the American Legion is comprised of active-duty, veterans, and their family members. A group of patriots devoted to mutual-helpfulness as well as providing a sense of community to returning veterans.
Provide a sense of community. It’s easy to breeze past that sentence except if you understand that the backbone of America is our communities. And nowhere else will you find a safer harbor when you need it most than the American Legion, whether you are a veteran or not.
There is one American Legion post that holds tremendous value within its community – American Legion Post 230 in Spring Lake, North Carolina – if for no other reason than it serves the veterans and families of nearby Fort Bragg, the largest U.S. Army base in America. Or rather served…