To the editor:

If you are an honorably discharged veterans, and you always wanted to be an American Legion member, but you could not, because you served in ‘peacetime,’ I have good news for you.

If you served anytime since Dec. 7, 1941, a new law makes you eligible to join the Legion.

The Legion was chartered by Congress, and thus Congress had to pass the law to open membership to those previously denied membership. That was done, and President Donald Trump signed the bill.

Previously, only those who served in the major wars and conflicts were allowed membership.

If you are honorably discharged from any military service and would like to join nearly two million other veterans who belong to the American Legion, contact a Legion member in Morris, or your nearest Post.

Or, if you are at the Stevens County Fair this coming week, stop by the Veterans’ booth in the Lee Center. Someone will be pleased to sign you up.

And Incidentally, if you are eligible for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Legion and VFW Auxiliary, or the Sons of Legion, someone will be pleased to answer any questions, and sign you up.

Ted Storck,


Life-long Legion member