Welcome to Loomis-Martin Post 188 of The American Legion
Veterans are busy. Between work, possibly school, friends, family, and other commitments, there can be a lot to balance. So why would we suggest you add another thing to that list by joining a service organization?
You get the opportunity to join a network. Meeting other vets, making connections, and building relationships will all help down the line in the community, at work, and in life. Because you’re all part of the same organization, you know the people you’re meeting have similar interests and experiences as you, so their connections will be valuable and unique.
The American Legion isn't just about veterans, it's about your families and communities, serving and helping each other. The American Legion works as a team to make our communities stronger and making sure we are all connected.
Our legion hall is located at the corner of School and Church Streets in the village of East Troy, WI. The building dates back to the early 1900's and is in need of numerous repairs, including a new roof and new windows. An easy way to help is to "DONATE" through the "Donate" button below. Any financial help in the form of monetary donations would greatly be appreciated so we can continue to serve our community.
To the wonderful and patriotic citizens of the East Troy community, 100% of the fundraising events monies are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring scholarships for further education after high school and Badger Boys State ($1,700) for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families (new roofs). Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs like Scouting, American Legion Baseball ($1,000) and other worthy projects!
**BENEFITS: Visits to Aspirus Urgent Care clinics or walk-in locations in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are now covered for eligible vererans through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Community Care Network. You can still receive care at your VA facility but now you have the option of visiting a clinic closer to home. Urgent Care Benefit covers illnesses/injuries that need immediate attention but are not life-threatening such as strep throat, ear infections, minor injuries, flu shots, etc. For more information contact Richard Strehlow, 1st District Service Officer, at 262-641-0977. **
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row..."
These are words from the poem "In Flanders Fields" written in 1915 by Lt. Col John McCrae as he witnessed the carnage on the battlefields in Ypres, France. He was moved to write this well-known poem as he noticed the bright, red poppies growing in the fields filled with the dead and wounded.
Over time the poppy has come to symbolize Remembrance for those soldiers who have died. During Memorial Day we see veterans selling the hand-made poppies to support our veteran programs.
Now the poppy is available as a pin that can be worn year-round in remembrance and support of our veterans. The cost is $5.00/pin and if you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Gary Wendorf at 414-217-4323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields."