Members of Post 25 are always volunteering in the community. Their activities range from cutting grass in local cemeteries, upkeep and maintenance at nursing homes, supporting local veterans and children. Post 25 works all year long to raise money for their children’s program and to provide Christmas for those in need.
Their motto is “a force for good in our community.”
It’s only fitting that this week, Laurens County Council presented the members of American Legion Post 25 with the Henry Laurens Award. The award recognizes Laurens County citizens for their notable leadership and/or service to the County. The award was established in the early seventies.
At their meeting Tuesday night, County Council presented the Henry Laurens Award to members of American Legion Post 25, and doing so, acknowledged and recognized them for their years of service and volunteering in the community.
“It was a great honor to recognize Post 25 for their tremendous community service efforts throughout Laurens County,” said Brown Patterson, Laurens County Council Chairman. “We are lucky to have such a great group of men and women who have already given so much for their country continue to give back selflessly to their local community. I appreciate all they do!”
American Legion Post 25 was established in 1922. The Post was very active after World War I and World War II and then had a period of some decline. Beginning in 2012 Post 25 began to grow from a low of 20 members to the current membership of 125.
Thank you, American Legion Post 25 for your service to the community and local veterans!