New sign and globes on the Memorial building
PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
For God and Country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend
the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one
hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars;
to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy
of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on
earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate
and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Due to the City of Pella closing the Memorial Building to all meetings until April 12 the March board and Legion meetings have been canceled
Check out the March Newsletter! Go to the newsletter tab on the left side of the page.
I sent this letter to Knia radio and the Pella Chronicle today. The Chronicle said they would try and get into the paper this week I have not heard back from KNIA has of now.
All of or our attention and focus these days is on COVID-19, as well as it should be, because our country is in a state of emergency. We certainly pray for everyone and that we will get through this as quickly as possible. In the midst of this, however, I would like to bring up a topic right now that I think very few people know about, and we should not forget it. March 29 is National Vietnam Veterans Day.
On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed S-305, the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. This act officially recognizes March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The 29th of March was chosen because on March 29, 1973, the last of the US Combat Troops were withdrawn from the Republic of Vietnam. This act covers all US Military who served from 1955 to 1975, no matter if you had boots on the ground in Vietnam, served on a ship off the coast, or served in Germany or the United States. No matter what your political views of the Vietnam War were, these men and women of the US Military who served at this time need to be recognized. In all of our other wars, the Military personnel who deployed have had send off celebrations and welcome home celebrations. Vietnam Veterans are due this day. They did not deserve the treatment they got. They signed the papers or were drafted and did what their country asked of them.
So, I ask of you, on March 29, 2020, to fly the American flag high and thank every Vietnam Veteran you see. There is a website at vietnamwar50th.com that has some great stories and videos. Check it out if you have the chance.
The Van Veen - Van Hemert Post 89 of the American Legion recognizes and thanks all Vietnam Veterans, men and women, who served.
Vice Commander Post 89
Here is the link to the Southern Iowa Honor Flight
You can type this in your browser and find information for the honor flight and application
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Since our charter in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Pella,Ia community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects