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Second Vice Commander's Column

Time really does fly when you're having fun. This Legion year is half over already. I have visited a lot of Posts and several Districts in the last six months. I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome and hospitality shown to me and my traveling companions. I have eaten a lot of good food, too.

As I write this, the Bowling Tournament in Zanesville is less than two weeks away. The guided Washington, D.C. tour is April 8-10 and there are less than 10 seats left. The Pool tournament will be April 16-17 at Zanesville. The Euchre Tournament is April 23 at Hamler. Please come out and support any and all events you can. A good time is always had by all.

We have started a new program for Posts to work with Warriors Outdoors. Warriors Outdoors is a group of volunteers who assist our wounded veterans to enjoy the outdoors through hunting and fishing trips. It is a 501c3 organization and no one gets paid. At my Post we have gotten two farms to allow us to make 5 feed plots that the Warriors Outdoors seeded and set up deer stands. Our ALR do a Poker Run every spring and donates the proceeds to them. In the spring we want to sponsor a fishing trip. If your Post already does something like this with another group or on your own, please keep doing it. If not please consider doing something. Most of the events are one or two wounded veterans at a time. Most of these veterans are Lebanon, Grenada, and Panama eras and beyond. Maybe if we show our younger veterans we are working to help their generation also, they may become members.

If you are interested in doing an event or donating go to their website at www.warriorsoutdoors.net. They will be setting up a page just for what the Legion does and donates.

I'm looking forward to working with and for you the rest of the year.

David L. Jackson, 2nd Vice Commander