Post 166 celebrates a big birthday
VICTORIA,Texas–The American Legion is an organization that allows veterans to commit to mentoring the youth and gather sponsorships for wholesome programs in their communities. supporting honor and patriotism, while showing continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans.
Will Martin, Commander of Post 166 wants more young people to be a part of the organization.
“The American Legion does a lot for the veterans here and our community, the young people in our community and we’re glad to do it we’re still serving our country,” said Martin.
American legion post 166 was founded in Victoria in March 19
20. On Tuesday evening the veterans and organizers gathered for a celebration for its 100th year anniversary. Many members and dignitaries from around the community joined in to eat and celebrate together.
The commander wants more young men and women veterans to join and eventually take over as many of them are getting older. He wants post 166 to keep growing and getting stronger.
“I like to see a lot more younger veterans coming in here and taking over and driving the bus. continued Martin.”
Members hope post 166 attracts younger veterans to keep this post open for many years to come.
So many posts I deal with a lot of them, have gone away. This ones still here and going strong, said Ron Kocian.
Post 166 encourages the Victoria community to celebrate their milestone.