DOWNEY - The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization responsive to all the dough boys coming home from World War One.It is the nation's largest wartime veterans' service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. Downey Post 270 was chartered in 1924 and has served the Downey community since. We are asking all veterans from the various conflicts to contact post commander John Quagliani at (562) 806-2100 to start coming to our monthly meetings. Fellow veterans, you answered the call once, please answer the call again. We meet the third Monday of each month at the Rio Hondo Event Center at 7 p.m. We look forward to meeting fellow veterans. The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the (Downey) community in which it thrives.
********** Published: November 1, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 29