The American Legion in Nisswa to Host National Commander, James Oxford

The American Legion in Nisswa to Host National Commander, James Oxford

April 3, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford will speak Wednesday, April 7, at the American Legion in Nisswa on issues of importance to Minnesota veterans.

American Legion members, community leaders and residents are welcome to attend the program scheduled from 5-8 p.m., with a supper at 6 p.m. and the remarks to follow.

Among the topics Oxford typically addresses are how to get post-9/11 veterans involved in veteran service organizations, American Legion Buddy Checks, suicide prevention, COVID-19 vaccines, VA health care for women veterans and a fundraiser called 100 Miles for Hope, a wellness program that raises funds for the American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation, providing financial assistance to disabled veterans, military families and young people who lost parents in service to the nation.

“We are honored to showcase National Commander Oxford throughout Minnesota,” American Legion Minnesota Commander Mark Dvorak stated in a news release. “The post-9/11 veterans are our future, and the more we can do to inform them about what’s going on in the veteran community, the better.”

With a membership of almost two million wartime veterans, the American Legion was founded in 1919 on the Four Pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 13,000 posts across the nation and overseas, including 539 in Minnesota.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

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