|Post 418 Commander Ron Smithers |
& Auxiliary President Anna Goettel
present "Support Our Troops" t-shirts.
The visit was capped off with dinner at Prior-Stock American Legion Post 1552 in Hannibal, where NY Legion Commander Kenneth Governor spoke of "Service First" and the Department of New York's refocusing on the core mission to serve men and women in uniform, veterans and families, and community and nation.
Chang spoke of his passion for the National Emergency Fund, which provides financial assistance to Legion families struck by disaster. Corker expressed her dedication to providing equipment and supplies to wounded warriors through the Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors, and for two reasons: First, unlike other charities, 100 percent of donations go directly to helping injured service members; and, second, it's importatnt to "show our warriors our love."
|NY Legion leaders with Marine JROTC instructor and|
students at Mexico High. Photos by Michael Hannan.
The school is also home to the hand-carved woodblock scenic mural, La Guerre D'Independance. They got the view the multi-panel mural by French artist Deltel, which depicts scenes from the Revolutionary War. The only two places that this historic circa-1853 artwork survives in its entirety are the White House in Washington, D.C. and in the oak-paneled upper foyer of Mexico High School.
|Phoenix Post 418 Adjutant Lisa Stipetic chats with Junior ROTC students.|
Photos by Michael Hannan.