Why Join The Legion
- Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation:
The American Legion was founded in 1919 to assist veterans returning from World War 1. It has numerous national and local programs to assist veterans and their families including Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk. This is a veterans’ rehabilitation center that is free of charge to any qualifying veteran. Since 1975 our Wausau Post has contributed over $50,000 to our veterans programs. In addition, since 2000, our Honor Guard has performed over 500 military funerals and done over 200 flag presentation programs. They have been present at every single send off and welcome back every flight of the Never Forgotten Honor Flight of Central Wisconsin.
- Children and Youth Programs:
Our post sponsors a Boy Scout Troop, an American Legion Baseball Team, provides several area school education and athletic programs. Since 1975 we have provided over 200 High School Scholarships to area students and have sent more than 300 high school students to Badger Boys State. Combined, these programs have accounted for almost $200,000.00 in contributions to Wausau area youth.
- Troop and Family Support:
Our Post and Auxiliary Unit participate in several programs to assist our troops serving in defense of our nation along with providing support to their families here at home. Every year our auxiliary unit sends care packages to our deployed troops, providing items they may not be able to get in remote areas. The American Legion Troop Support program provides services to any family in need while their spouse, mother or father may be serving overseas.
Our Post Honor Guard participates in several community events, preforming ceremonial and patriotic services . Our members conduct educational programs to support proper flag etiquette and education to community and youth groups in the Wausau area. We collect and store worn and unserviceable flags throughout the year. Every fall we conduct a formal flag disposal ceremony so those flags can be property retired from service. Our proud members march in parades, participate in memorial ceremonies and serve on the Wausau Veterans Council.
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