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Another Successful Legacy Run for Maryland’s Sons of the American Legion By Ivy Christoffers


Each year, a stalwart group of dedicated motorcyclists, led by Joseph Gladden, a past nationalist commander of The Sons of the American Legion who resides in Maryland, take off for a ride over the state to raise funds for the education of the Children of our Warriors. This Legacy Run has just completed and was highly successful. Our congratulations to Gladden and his peers for their dedicated commitment to this worthwhile project year after year. The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) are very successful at raising funds for several programs. We congratulate them on their many achievements. Maryland is very proud of the fact that we have several past national commanders of the SAL and they remain active. We also have another on his way to this high office, Mr. J. D. Hall of Glen Burnie. In Maryland, the SAL is very supportive of the American Legion and The American Legion Auxiliary’s programs for which we are extremely grateful.

The remodeling of the American Legion Post in College Park is progressing day by day and we look forward to the completion sometime in October, after which we will have our annual installation of officers. The new additions to the kitchen are amazing. The lounge area is 90 percent completed, and the bar area is now under work. The offices and bathrooms are next. It makes me wonder if the library will be included in the final plans. When completed, the post home will be beautiful and a welcoming place to visit and do business.

By the time you read this column our first virtual Annual Corporate Meeting (convention) of The American Legion Auxiliary will be history because it takes place Sept. 20. Let us hope it is successful as this may be the way of the future because of COVID-19. Who knows what the new “normal” will be?

Stay as safe as possible out there, keep our troops in your prayers, and enjoy Halloween as much as you can. May God bless America and bring us safely through these troubling times.

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