OK! Time's Up!
It's time for you to join The American Legion right now. I do not mean for you to just think about it. I mean for you to DO IT! Do IT NOW!
If you were in active duty in the military service even for one day during a wartime period, it's time you get active with one of the largest and most important organizations ever Chartered by the Congress of the United States of America. You owe it to your country, you owe it to yourself and you owe it to the people you love.
Today are all kinds of veterans. There are those who, maybe like yourself, may not be rich or famous, but you are alive, you are doing well, and you have the ability to do something. There are also those who volunteered to serve their country and have been so embattled, so hurt, and so injured, and now so displaced, that it seems like there is no salvation for them. When you agreed in your military oath to "Never leave a man behind," we know you meant what you said and so did we. That is what makes us unique...you and me. We know what people have been through. We know their pain and discomfort. We know that in a war zone we would have picked up that individual, thrown him over our shoulders, and run like HELL to save his life and ours. We would have packed his wounds with anything to stop the bleeding, and we would have splinted up his broken bones with a stick and torn strips of clothing or anything else we could find! We would have done what ever it takes to save that man's life so he could get back to his family...the people who love him and the people who are waiting for him. He may live out the rest of his days in remembrance of those who never made it, but he will live out his life in freedom with his family.
The American Legion is filled with people who have done many heroic things. Some talk about it and others never talk about it at all. It is something unique between us that no one else will ever know. It makes a special bond between us.
So, get active with The American Legion NOW! Your time is not over for serving this country! You belong here and you owe it to your destiny to be all you can be. JOIN NOW! I'm serious! Call our 1st Vice Commander, or call our Post Commander, or call me, I don't care. But call one us!
Also contact the Department of Wisconsin American Legion Headquarters. Don't wait even one more minute...DO IT...DO IT RIGHT NOW!
Your contacts are:
1st Vice Commander, Bob Zolandz, USMC: Mobile: 414-421-5394
Me, Bob Naffer, U.S. Navy: Mobile: 414-520-0538
Tim Baranzyk, Commander, USMC: Mobile: 414-628-7081
Or ask anyone of our members.
Also go online at: www.wilegion.org. They have an application form, so do we. With us you have somebody personally you can talk to. We'll brief you on what's going on.