Scottie Morrow – Commander
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Most people drive by American Legion Post 115 in Stearns, KY and see only the Flags and M-60 Tanks. I would like to tell you how the American Legion has influential veterans and our community in McCreary County. In 1924 American Legion Kinne-Slaven Post 115 was chartered and in August 1948 was incorporated as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness in Stearns, KY. The Post was named after two McCreary County heroes Kinne and Slaven who died in World War I.
Since 1919, the membership in the American Legion stands at over 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The American Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, helped secure benefits for thousands of veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth. In McCreary County Kinne-Slaven Post 115 of the American Legion support the following American Legion programs for the youth of McCreary County. These programs are positive resume entry that can help with grants, scholarships, military scholarships, internships, competitive programs and college.
• Family and Youth – Youth Programs, Baseball, Boys State / Boys Nation, Oratorical Contests, Scholarships, Scouting, Junior Shooting Sports, Youth Cadet Law Enforcement, Children & Youth, Family Support Network, Temporary Financial Assistance.
• Community – Legion Riders, Operation Comfort Warriors, National Emergency Fund, Legion College, Homeless Veterans, Volunteering, Amateur Radio Club.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The American Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veteran’s community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion Post 115 success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. Kinne-Slaven Post 115 belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which we live. We thrive to improve the lives of our veterans and their families.
Calendar of Events for January
13 January Mike DJ 8PM till 12 PM .American Legion Auxiliary
18 January Monthly Membership Meeting
20 January Band Night Junction South 8 PM till 12 PM
26 January Talent Show with open mic and DJ (Public Welcome)
27 January Band Skinny Lynard