American Legion recognizes members


Since Wilmington Veterans Post 49 received its permanent charter in 1923, thousands of veterans have joined this active American Legion Post committed to service to “… community, state and nation …”. Many Clinton County veterans became members immediately after their honorable discharge from military service during time of war and others waited until they were settled into civilian life before joining. Whichever the case, they all had a desire to continue their service to America and other veterans. On Sunday Post 49 Commander Jim Cook recognized some of the Post’s loyal members for their continuous years of service. Post members and guests gathered at the Post home in Wilmington where the honorees received attractive lapel pins and certificates indicating either 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 55 or 60 years of continuous membership in the American Legion, including Post 49’s oldest living member, Richard Spinks. Many family members were in attendance for the ceremony and fellowship over refreshments provided by Ladies Auxiliary Unit 49. In addition to supporting veterans and veterans families, Wilmington Veterans Post 49 members donate time and money in support of many local nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Shelter, Community Care Hospice, Friends of the Court, Junior 4-H and others. Assisting the Post Commander with the presentations were Fourth District Commander Aaron Cunningham and Fourth District Adjutant Robert Crisp. Fourth District First Vice Commander Bob Derr and wife Mary were also in attendance.


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Since Wilmington Veterans Post 49 received its permanent charter in 1923, thousands of veterans have joined this active American Legion Post committed to service to “… community, state and nation …”. Many Clinton County veterans became members immediately after their honorable discharge from military service during time of war and others waited until they were settled into civilian life before joining. Whichever the case, they all had a desire to continue their service to America and other veterans. On Sunday Post 49 Commander Jim Cook recognized some of the Post’s loyal members for their continuous years of service. Post members and guests gathered at the Post home in Wilmington where the honorees received attractive lapel pins and certificates indicating either 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 55 or 60 years of continuous membership in the American Legion, including Post 49’s oldest living member, Richard Spinks. Many family members were in attendance for the ceremony and fellowship over refreshments provided by Ladies Auxiliary Unit 49. In addition to supporting veterans and veterans families, Wilmington Veterans Post 49 members donate time and money in support of many local nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Shelter, Community Care Hospice, Friends of the Court, Junior 4-H and others. Assisting the Post Commander with the presentations were Fourth District Commander Aaron Cunningham and Fourth District Adjutant Robert Crisp. Fourth District First Vice Commander Bob Derr and wife Mary were also in attendance.

Since Wilmington Veterans Post 49 received its permanent charter in 1923, thousands of veterans have joined this active American Legion Post committed to service to “… community, state and nation …”. Many Clinton County veterans became members immediately after their honorable discharge from military service during time of war and others waited until they were settled into civilian life before joining. Whichever the case, they all had a desire to continue their service to America and other veterans. On Sunday Post 49 Commander Jim Cook recognized some of the Post’s loyal members for their continuous years of service. Post members and guests gathered at the Post home in Wilmington where the honorees received attractive lapel pins and certificates indicating either 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 55 or 60 years of continuous membership in the American Legion, including Post 49’s oldest living member, Richard Spinks. Many family members were in attendance for the ceremony and fellowship over refreshments provided by Ladies Auxiliary Unit 49. In addition to supporting veterans and veterans families, Wilmington Veterans Post 49 members donate time and money in support of many local nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Shelter, Community Care Hospice, Friends of the Court, Junior 4-H and others. Assisting the Post Commander with the presentations were Fourth District Commander Aaron Cunningham and Fourth District Adjutant Robert Crisp. Fourth District First Vice Commander Bob Derr and wife Mary were also in attendance.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_MEMBER-APPRECIATION-PICTURE.jpgSince Wilmington Veterans Post 49 received its permanent charter in 1923, thousands of veterans have joined this active American Legion Post committed to service to “… community, state and nation …”. Many Clinton County veterans became members immediately after their honorable discharge from military service during time of war and others waited until they were settled into civilian life before joining. Whichever the case, they all had a desire to continue their service to America and other veterans. On Sunday Post 49 Commander Jim Cook recognized some of the Post’s loyal members for their continuous years of service. Post members and guests gathered at the Post home in Wilmington where the honorees received attractive lapel pins and certificates indicating either 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 55 or 60 years of continuous membership in the American Legion, including Post 49’s oldest living member, Richard Spinks. Many family members were in attendance for the ceremony and fellowship over refreshments provided by Ladies Auxiliary Unit 49. In addition to supporting veterans and veterans families, Wilmington Veterans Post 49 members donate time and money in support of many local nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Shelter, Community Care Hospice, Friends of the Court, Junior 4-H and others. Assisting the Post Commander with the presentations were Fourth District Commander Aaron Cunningham and Fourth District Adjutant Robert Crisp. Fourth District First Vice Commander Bob Derr and wife Mary were also in attendance. Courtesy photo
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