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    American Legion Post 651 Visit Affinity Nursing Home
    February 19, 2017 4:57 pm  
    American Legion Post 651 Visit Affinity Nursing Home

    American Legion Post 651 Sayville visit the Veterans at Affinity Nursing
    Home, give them hats and talked with them about their service to our
    Country.

    American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans
    organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and
    communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World
    War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United
    States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up
    across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000
    posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for
    the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France,
    Mexico and the Philippines.

    Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in
    America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important
    programs for children and youth.

    Submitted by Commander Steven Antonacci

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