Local American Legion recruiting new members
you do not have to be a The American Legion has been a patriotic veteran of a community service organization hostility to be of veterans since it was founded in 1919. a member; any There are local units in Springville, veteran can Spanish Fork and Payson. American Legion join. There members are most visible as Honor is currently a Guards at funeral services where they critical need fold the flag and present it to the family. for buglers They play Taps, which is really impressive because the when done with an echo. They also American Legion averages two funerals do the rifle salute. a week.
American Legion members also participate The unit has monthly meetings and the in community parades. In addition dues are $ 35 per year. Call Fred Hurst to supporting the needs of veterans, at 801- 704- 9256 for more information they also support Boys and Girls State about joining. programs, which teach how government The May meeting of the Springville works, and a scholarship contest for high American Legion Unit is on May 10 and school students. The American Legion is will be a spaghetti dinner event. This will an organization for community good as be held at the Springville Senior Center well as a veterans’ organization. at 7 p. m. and all veterans and spouses are
The commander of the Springville invited. The dinner is $ 10 per person and Unit, Fred Hurst, is in need of younger you need to RSVP to Fred Hurst at 801- veterans to join as members of the American 704- 9256 or Richard Money at 801- 489- Legion. If you are a veteran of the 4018 by May 5. Kosovo War, the Persian Gulf War, the The American Legion is planning a War in Afghanistan or the Iraq War, here Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a. m. on is a calling for you to join the local unit May 29 at the Springville Evergreen of the American Legion as thousands Cemetery located just west of Highway from previous wars have done. However, 89 at 1997 S. 400 East.
Youth ages 14 to 18 may now apply to be part of the Springville Youth Court .