POW/MIA Recognition Sunset Vigil
Stewart Creek Park, September 18, 2022 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Join us to honor and remember the more than 81,600 American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action who are still uaccounted for. The ceremony will be a time of prayer, music, reflection and community.
Commander’s Comments August 2022
“Are we a Cookie Cutter Post or a Hybrid Post?”
A Cookie Cutter Post may follow minimum guidelines; place its greatest energy on making membership goal—numbers are priority; place all emphasis only on Four Pillars activities; its primary stream of income is a bar; it sees main way to support veterans in need as only by providing financial help; is satisfied with doing same thing year after year.
A Hybrid Post, on the other hand, raises the bar and sets higher goals; makes membership important, but puts the priority on relationships. People are our most important asset. It starts with Four Pillars, but does not hesitate to think out of the box.
It embraces all American Legion sister organizations, but does not see it as a failure if it doesn’t have all components. A hybrid post creates innovative programs that serve the community and has a vision for the future.
Both types of posts can be successful, but what makes the difference between good and great? Which type of Post do we want to be?
We set our goals high and we are determined to exceed them. Post 21 and SAL Squadron 21 are making a difference in the community!
Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day – Dec 17, 2022
Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 2,500 national, public and private cemeteries across the country.
At Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery this past December, Post 21 and Squadron 21 Sons of the American Legion and their families and friends helped place over 48,000 fresh wreaths, covering every veteran grave at DFW National for the first time in several years.
Please support this program by purchasing a wreath for $15. Click on the link to go to “American Legion Holley-Riddle Post 21 in Memory of Sgt Enrique Mondragon”. This ensures your donated wreath will go to Dallas Fort Worth National cemetery.
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*The American Legion 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 servicemembers and veterans.