OK! Time's Up!
It's time for you to join The American Legion right now. DO NOT just think about it. DO IT....DO IT NOW!
If you were "active duty" in the military service even for one day during a wartime period, it's time for 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 there are all kinds of veterans. There are those who, maybe like you or me, may not be wealthy or famous, but we stood up for our country. We are alive, we are strong, and we still have something to give.
Some of our comrades volunteered and served in non-combat jobs. Others served our country and have been so embattled, so hurt, so injured, and now so displaced, that it seems like there is no salvation for them. They fought the hard fight and now they find themselves somewhere in life they don't deserve to be.
When you agreed in your military times to "Never leave a man behind," we know you meant what you said and so did we. That is what makes us unique...it's what sets us apart. We know what people have been through. We know their pain and discomfort. We know that, under fire, we would have picked up that individual, thrown them over our shoulders, and run like HELL to save his life and ours. We would have packed his wounds with anything to stop his bleeding, and we would have splinted up his broken bones with tree branches and torn strips of clothing if that's all we could find! We would have done what ever it takes to save that comrade's life so that he could get back to his family...the people who love him and the people back home who are waiting for him. You and I may end up living out the rest of our days in remembrance of those who never made it, but we will live it out strong.
The American Legion is filled with people who have done many heroic things. Some talk about it and others may never say a word. It is something unique that exists among us that no one else will ever know. It has made a special bond between us.
So, get active with YOUR American Legion. Do it NOW! Your time is not over for serving your country! You belong here and you owe it to yourself to be all you can be. JOIN NOW! I'm serious! Call our 1st Vice Commander, or call our Post Commander, or call me. Make your choice, but call one us!
If you don't want to talk to do that, contact the Department of Wisconsin American Legion Headquarters at www.wilegion.org. Don't wait even one more minute...DO IT...DO IT RIGHT NOW!
Thank you for serving!
Here are some great people I know personally:
1st Vice Commander, Bob Zolandz, USMC: Mobile: 414-421-5394
Tim Baranzyk, Commander, USMC: Mobile: 414-628-7081
Bob Naffer (that's me), U.S. Navy: Mobile: 414-520-0538
Or ask anyone of our members what they think of The American Legion.
I swear, this is the best thing I've ever done!
Go online at: www.wilegion.org for more information. They have an application form available and so do we. The difference is, with us, you have someone locally you can personally talk to. We'll brief you on everything you want to know.
Yours in Comradeship,