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American Legion seeking to expand membership

Under new law any veteran who has served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since Dec. 7,1941 and has been honorably discharged or is still serving is eligible for membership in the American Legion.

The American Legion consists of the Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons and the American Legion Riders. Only males are eligible to join the Sons. Even if you haven’t served, but a male descendent has, this makes you eligible to join the Sons.

The American Legion Auxiliary was established to provide Legion Family membership for female relatives of Legionnaires. The Auxiliary is now open to male spouses who’s only connection to the military service is through a spouse.

To become an American Legion Rider you must be a member of one of these three groups and own a motorcycle.

The American Legion Post 46 in Marshalltown provides assistance for local veterans in need, community service and the preservation of honor and respect for veterans.

The American Legion Post 46 has many events throughout the year for members and the community. Homemade meals are a local favorite, BINGO family nights, Trunk or Treat, Trivia nights, football watch parties and motorcycle benefit rides to name a few.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in as a veteran yourself or to honor a family member, the Legion would love to have you as a member. Feel free to stop by the American Legion Post 46 at 1301 S. Sixth St., Marshalltown or you could contact the Public Relations Officer, Wayne Warnell at 641-758-9528.

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