Commander ... Lonnie Estes
1st Vice ... Jim Woodrum
2nd Vice ... Michael Coleman
Finance Officer ... Geoff Reid
Sgt. at Arms... Roger Hale
Service Officer ... James Carney
Judge Advocate ... Dean Farris
Historian ... Kit Hudson
Chaplain ... vacant
From the Commander,
"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” Mother Theresa
Greetings Legionnaires, Ladies and Sons of the American Legion,
As always, I am so appreciative to have been given the opportunity to be the Commander of this great Post—especially in this year when we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion Organization and Woodford Post 67. There have been so many great events this year, but none is more important, in my humble opinion, than the LEGION Act that was signed into law by the President on July 30, 2019.
The LEGION (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Services) Act has changed the eligibility requirements for Veterans who have served this great nation. Now that this legislation has passed, the eligibility requirements have changed from seven war eras to two. That means any person who served April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 or Dec. 7, 1941 to a “time later determined by the federal government” can be admitted to membership in the American Legion, provided they meet all other qualifications.
It’s always been my personal belief that when each of us stood to take the oath of service—whether there was an active conflict or not—we didn’t know if a conflict would breakout or escalate to a full-blown war. We didn’t know, but we raised our hands and took the oath regardless. So why should some of us be included and some not? I’m glad the American Legion has rectified this difference, and I’m even more proud of being a part of this wonderful organization.
As a call to all current Post members: if you know someone who served, but they haven’t been able to enjoy the fellowship, friends and services of the American Legion due to their period of service, please let them know they are able to join. Let’s do great things together. It’s about time.
American Legion Post 67 Commander
Meeting, 2nd Monday at 6:30 pm
We are a non-smoking facility!
American Legion Post 67
138 S Main St
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
Phone: 859 873-7064 859 873-7064