Tuesday, October 9, 2007
AMERICAN LEGION CELEBRATES 80 YEARS IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
American Legion Post 308 celebrates 80 years in Reseda and will kick off its anniversary with a special birthday party.
Sunday, October 21, 2007. The celebration is open to the community.
Doors open: 4:30 pm at the American Legion Hall
7338 Canby Avenue - Reseda, CA 91335
Donation: $7.50 - reservations are a must 818-344-3800
"We want everyone in Reseda, in the San Fernando Valley and yes - even throughout Los Angeles to know what an important historical asset we have right here in Reseda, and to know it's open to everyone!" explains Larry Bowman, Post Adjutant.
Festivities start at 4:30pm with Happy Hour, a scrumptious dinner served at 6 pm and entertainment all night long thereafter. Gifts, prizes, a raffle and a live band will be part of the fun. And, of course, their historic bar will be open all night long!
The American Legion built its historic facility in 1927 with a mission of assisting war veterans, active military, and members of deployed military families by providing care, assistance, social and recreational activities and the opportunity to mentor youth in the San Fernando Valley.
The veterans of Post 308 provide a wealth of history, knowledge, and technical experience to young people and families in this neighborhood. Included in its membership are soldiers who have recently returned from Iraq and are currently serving overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Post is strongly committed to providing a community gathering place for the diverse residents of Reseda and surrounding townships. It is available for meetings, educational programs, cultural events, and youth services. Additionally, the Post strives to instill a sense of pride, history, and responsibility in its membership and community by preserving the memories and incidents of veterans' associations in the wars of this nation and the sacrifices made by the veteran community.
We encourage everyone to attend. This is a great way to support your local veterans and socialize with the community. Great food, great music, small donation, tons of fun!" states Commander John Mika.