By: M.C. Reyes, Editor-in-Chief.
Haines City - On November 16, we had the honor of being invited to cover an event for the American Legion Post 34 in Haines City. Well, let me tell you... covering that event was a great honor, but also an amazing opportunity for us to get to know this organization and the job that they do in and for our community.
To tell you a little bit about the American Legion, this organization was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. 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.
On November 11, the American Legion Post 34 participated in the Veterans Day celebrations at Haines City in which, among other Veterans, they celebrated the day by honoring the many Veterans and their families of the Haines City area.
The event we were invited to cover on November 16, was called The Ride for Veterans. This event was sponsored by the American Legion Post 34 and included other chapters around the area, such as Winter Haven and Lakeland.
The main goal for this event was to raise money to provide scholarships for children of fallen and/or disabled military personnel. With this scholarship, they are hoping to make a difference in the lives of these children by providing them a fair chance for greater education.
In The Northeast Polk Gazette, we are extremely proud of the job these fellow Veterans are doing for the community and can't wait to cover another event for them.
For more information about this organization, visit their website at https://www.legion.org/ or their website at https://www.facebook.com/pg/American-Legion- Auxiliary-Post-34-Haines-City-FL