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.
"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."