American Legion Post 41 news

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MILO — All veterans are welcome to come to American Legion Post 41. We have a new sign when lit says OPEN meaning we are ready to accept your visit at the post home at 18 West Main Street in Milo (299-4308) and have several members who can assist veterans, widows, next of kin in obtaining discharge records and placing them in contact with the Department of Maine service officers who will assist in seeking veterans benefits and information — they do not need to be American Legion members. American Legion Department Service Officer Carl Curtis can be reached at 623-5726 and serves all veterans at no cost.

During the month of November meeting the Post was honored to have the 2018 Dirigo Boys State candidates Jacob Baker and Jeremy Martin of Penquis Valley High School and their supportive parents for a dinner and presentation from the candidates. On Veterans Day in coordination with the Three Rivers Kiwanis veterans dinner, some of the members performed a very solemn POW/MIA ceremony prior to the dinner.

We have a potential oratorical contest that can provide money for scholarships coming up in January, and are presently seeking contestants from Penquis Valley High School and high school level homeschool students. Applications can be obtained at Penquis Valley High School or contact the Post.

We invite Gulf War veterans to join us even for a few hours a year to help with some of our programs. You do not need to join the American Legion to help out. If you would like to be a part of helping other veterans, their communities, and youth then the American Legion can find a place for you. You can pick what you would like to do and when interested or need assistance, please call me at 943-9198 or 299-4308.

Graves Sr. is Past Department of Maine 2014-2015 commander, a member of the Department Public Relations and Education committees, and present adjutant/finance officer of Post 41.

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