Second Vice Commander's
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
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