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Coraopolis Military Tribute Banners

  

Home Town Hero’s Banner applications for Coraopolis will be available at the Borough Bldg, Library and VFW. Cost is $110 per banner.

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Color Guard - Moon High School and Cornell High School Football games.  

We have once again been asked to do colors at all home games.  


  


MEMBERSHIP NEWS

  

In  a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President  Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a  state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.

The  American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately  1,600 U.S. service members who were killed or wounded during previously  undeclared periods of war.

The  LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National  Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to  access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously  had not been eligible.

“Recognizing  the service of these wartime veterans is the right thing do and it is  long overdue,” National Commander Brett Reistad said. “The families of  those who were killed or wounded during these wartime acts should take  pride in knowing that we recognize their sacrifice and service.  Moreover, we are proud to welcome any of the six million living veterans  from the previously unrecognized periods into our organization and call  them ‘Legionnaires.’”

Now  that the legislation has been signed, The American Legion’s eligibility  criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917,  to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the  federal government. No other restrictions to American Legion membership  are changed.

The  law’s journey began on Feb. 14 when Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.,  introduced S. 504, along with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. A companion  measure, H.R. 1641, was introduced in the House by Reps. Lou Correa,  D-Calif., and Ben Cline, R-Va.

Reistad expressed gratitude to the bipartisan members of Congress for passing the legislation.

“We  are grateful that President Trump fully acknowledges the importance of  The American Legion by signing the LEGION Act in the White House today –  just one week after it passed the House of Representatives,” Reistad  said. “In an era of partisan gridlock, Republicans and Democrats in  Congress overwhelmingly recognized the importance of allowing thousands  of honorable but previously ineligible veterans the right to join the  largest and most influential veterans organization in the country.”

Reistad  pointed out that existing American Legion membership applications are  in the process of being updated but can still be used. “In the meantime,  I recommend that prospective Legionnaires and recruiters write ‘LEGION  Act’ in the eligibility date section of American Legion membership  applications if they fall outside the previous war eras,” Reistad said.  “The larger pool of veterans now eligible for The American Legion will  also open their family members to eligibility in the Sons of the  American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary as well.