I had the privilege of attending an American Legion meeting last night. Specifically, I visited the American Legion Post #290 in Stafford, Virginia. I was invited to speak about the Fredericksburg Arthritis Walk that is taking place on May 6. I was truly impressed with the amount of giving that is taking place by this particular organization. I was aware they awarded scholarships and performed flag ceremonies at events. However, I found out last night that these items are only a very small part of the support this organization provides to the community and veterans. They’re involved in providing sports facilities, supporting summer camps, sponsoring nonprofits, helping fellow veterans in crisis, and support to our troops to name just a few additional areas they give. It was also apparent they have a good time working together. I had a great time last night and made several new friends. I would encourage everyone to contact their local American Legion organization and thank them for the support they’re providing to make the world a better place. You can learn more at http://www.legion.org.