Pride is something that defines my experience, and my feeling about my hometown post - Carroll Post 31 in Westminster, Md. Since I joined The American Legion 8 short years ago, it was apparent that Children & Youth was at the forfront of our efforts. Locally, we have donated thousands of dollars to our future leaders in our Carroll County community, and most recently have worked to establish an endowment with our local community college that will ensure that veterans, their spouses and children are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship to further their education. This fund will last for as long as the community college exists. This marks a $25,000 donation from our 900+ member American Legion. This, to me, is the reason why I belong! We all, at one time, signed on the dotted line and effectively donated our lives to our country...returning safely to the shores of America, it's with great pride that I am a member of The American Legion - Carroll Post 31 - and am able to continue to give back to our nation's heroes, our communities and our foundation, which is our future leaders!
Alex Whitney Sr.
Veteran, USMC - Operation Iraqi Freedom