American Legion

SNU to Host Series of Events Celebrating Military Appreciation Week

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:56pm

SNU Military Appreciation Week events include:

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  • SNU Military Appreciation Week events include:
    This self-paced two-mile run/walk kicks off at 6 a.m.
  • The route consists of two laps around the SNU Bethany campus that start and end at the SNU VETS Center.
  • Various military uniform displays, POW/MIA table displays and military partner booths will be up and available during the week.
  • The SNU VETS Center will be providing hotdogs, chips, popsicles and water for everyone from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    See the full schedule of events for SNU's Military Appreciation Week.

Hamilton Jewelers' Longtime Director, Jim Silfies, to Retire from the Jewelry Industry

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 4:56pm

From the baseball diamond to selling diamonds, Jim quickly advanced to become a Kay's manager in Cornwell Heights, PA.

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  • From the baseball diamond to selling diamonds, Jim quickly advanced to become a Kay's manager in Cornwell Heights, PA.
  • Through his 30-year career with Hamilton, Jim has mentored hundreds of employees, represented Hamilton in the industry and community, built wonderful relationships with clients, and been involved in selling many millions of dollars in fine jewelry and watches.
  • Hamilton President and CEO Hank Siegel commented, "it has been an honor to count Jim Silfies as a member of the Hamilton family for 30 years.
  • Through his tenure with Hamilton, Jim wore many hats - leader, closer, recruiter, trainer, and all around good guy.

Goodwill® Announces Hiring Of New Chief Mission Officer

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 3:22pm

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Goodwill Industries International (GII), the leading workforce development provider in North America, is excited to announce the hiring of Martin Scaglione as the organization's new chief mission officer.

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  • ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Goodwill Industries International (GII), the leading workforce development provider in North America, is excited to announce the hiring of Martin Scaglione as the organization's new chief mission officer.
  • Scaglione's experience in building strategic partnerships and leading organizations through transformation will help advance the Goodwill mission of ensuring people reach their full potential through the power of work.
  • As chief mission officer, Scaglione will work in partnership with local Goodwill leaders to support their efforts to drive outcomes in the communities they serve.
  • For more information or to find a Goodwill location near you, visit goodwill.org, or call (800) GOODWILL.

Robert W. Doyle is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 8:52pm

Mr. Robert W. Doyle's long-standing career began in ROTC during his high school years.

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  • Mr. Robert W. Doyle's long-standing career began in ROTC during his high school years.
  • Upon relocating to Florida to be with his daughter, he focused his career on veteran and security services.
  • Coupled with his military training work ethic and discipline, Mr. Doyle holds various military and law enforcement certifications.
  • Elite American Military had also recognized him for dedication, achievement, and leadership in military service.

Veteran from Lake Kiowa, Texas, Elected National Commander of The American Legion

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 7:27pm

PHOENIX, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Paul E. Dillard was elected national commander of the nearly two-million member American Legion today in Phoenix, during the organization's 102nd national convention.

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  • PHOENIX, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Paul E. Dillard was elected national commander of the nearly two-million member American Legion today in Phoenix, during the organization's 102nd national convention.
  • Dillard worked several years in the manufacturing business as an Engineer, Plant Manager and Director of Manufacturing in Tennessee.
  • As a paid-up-for-life member of Post 265, Lake Kiowa, Texas, Dillard served as post commander, vice commander, adjutant and judge advocate.
  • He coached American Legion Baseball for more than 10 years and served as his post's Boys State chairman.

Vietnam War nurse receives American Legion's highest honor

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:58am

PHOENIX, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vietnam War combat nurse Diane Carlson Evans of Helena, Mont., received The American Legion's most prestigious award, the Distinguished Service Medal, Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the organization's 102nd National Convention here.

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  • PHOENIX, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vietnam War combat nurse Diane Carlson Evans of Helena, Mont., received The American Legion's most prestigious award, the Distinguished Service Medal, Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the organization's 102nd National Convention here.
  • "I believe this prestigious award says more about you than it says about me," she told thousands gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center.
  • "I see today as finally my opportunity to say thank you to The American Legion I am here to thank you for what you did, not for what I did."
  • Robert and Elizabeth Dole; Dr. Jonas Salk; Babe Ruth, Bob Hope, Henry Kissinger and the Dead and Missing from the Vietnam War.

NBA All-Star Mark Eaton Honored Posthumously With 'Good Guy' Award

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 2:17am

PHOENIX, Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The late NBA star Mark Eaton was honored posthumously today by top leaders of the nation's largest veterans association.

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  • PHOENIX, Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The late NBA star Mark Eaton was honored posthumously today by top leaders of the nation's largest veterans association.
  • I say this because those who accept this prestigious award truly have proven to be good people simply by putting veterans above financial gain."
  • Eaton, who holds many NBA records for his defensive play, was the founder and chairman of the Mark Eaton Standing Tall Foundation, which sponsored sports and outdoor activity opportunities for more than 3,000 at risk youth.
  • "Mark Eaton was a spectacular NBA all-star for the Utah Jazz and played for 12 seasons," National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford said.

Leading Cannabis Business Law Firm Bianchi & Brandt Announces Addition of New Paralegal

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 1:30pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bianchi & Brandt, a full-service business and litigation law firm with an emphasis on the cannabis and hemp industries, recently added paralegal, Karrie Idstein, to its rapidly growing practice.

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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bianchi & Brandt, a full-service business and litigation law firm with an emphasis on the cannabis and hemp industries, recently added paralegal, Karrie Idstein, to its rapidly growing practice.
  • "I've worked as a paralegal for nearly two decades now, and am excited to bring my knowledge and expertise to an award-winning firm."
  • "Bianchi & Brandt is excited to have Karrie on our team," said Laura A. Bianchi, partner of Bianchi & Brandt.
  • For more information about Bianchi & Brandt, please call 480-531-1800 or visit https://bianchibrandt.com/
    Bianchi & Brandt, nationally recognized leaders in the cannabis and hemp industries, offer a full suite of business and litigation services.

The American Legion Grieves Loss of American Heroes

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 1:11am

PHOENIX, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --James W. "Bill" Oxford, national commander of The American Legion, issued the following statement about today's terrorist attacks in Afghanistan:

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  • PHOENIX, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --James W. "Bill" Oxford, national commander of The American Legion, issued the following statement about today's terrorist attacks in Afghanistan:
    "As an organization of wartime veterans, The American Legion profoundly feels sorrow for the needless loss of life that occurred today.
  • The United States has been blessed by the caliber of the men and women who served there.
  • The American Legion is the largest veterans service organization with nearly 2 million members in more than 12,000 posts across the nation.
  • Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans.

First Wyoming Veterans Memorial Honoring Native American-Indigenous Veterans of the Wind River Reservation

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 3:34am

Governor Mark Gordon, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Leaders, and Wind River Veterans will provide remarks.

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  • Governor Mark Gordon, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Leaders, and Wind River Veterans will provide remarks.
  • The first memorial in Wyoming honoring Native American-Indigenous Veterans and their military service.
  • The Path of Honor - Wind River Veterans Memorial ceremony will be held at the Frank B.
  • Located in Fort Washakie on the Wind River Reservation, The Path of Honor is a tribute to all military service members who live within the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.