|Posted by George Van De Water on April 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM||comments (0)|
The following young men have been selected to represent the City of Orem and American Legion Post 72 at This year's Boys'State Program. They will be leaving on June 7th to participate with young men fromacross the State in a hands-on experience in the political system. We look forward to hearing about their Boys' state adventure at out September Meeting.
|Posted by George Van De Water on February 20, 2010 at 9:43 PM||comments (0)|
Huston Bodily, a Junior at Timpanogas High School was awarded the Second Place Medal in the American Legion's Statewide Oratorical Competition. Huston placed first in thePost and District Level competitions and represented District Four (Utah County) at the State Level. His oration on the individuals personal responsibilty to support and defend the Constitution of the United States was bot thought provoking and stimulating at the same time. His challenge to the audience to read and learn more about the constitution will be long remembered by thoes in attendance. We are proud to have had Huston represent Post 72 at the District and State events. In keeping with the current Olympics, that would be two Golds and One Silver Medal.
|Posted by George Van De Water on February 20, 2010 at 7:11 PM||comments (0)|
Orem Post 72 turns 62 years old on the 18 of March. March is Also the birthdaym of The American Legion which will be 100 years old next month. Orem American Legion Post 72 was charted on the 18th of March, 1948 and has been serving the veterans and youth of the city of Orem since that time.
The Post Membership is made up of veterans from WW II, Korea, Panama, Granada, Viet Nam and the current Gulf conflicts. They represented every branch of service to include the Merchant Marines..
The Post’s primary mission is to provide for the needs of veterans in the community through programs like the November Care Bag visits to those who are in local nursing and care facilities; the VA Hospital Christmas Store; and as a resource for information regarding VA Benefits and services. Working with members of the State Legislature for more nursing homes for our aging veteran population. Members of our Honor Guard provides Military Rites for our deceased brothers and sister.
The Post serves the youth of the community by sponsoring students from the local high schools in the American Legion Boys and Girls State programs; the Patrick Henry Oratorical contest; and the National Eagle Scout of the Year program. Each year Post 72 visits High Schools and Jr. High schools with a patriotic program during Freedom Week, and provides Color Guards for Eagle Courts of Honor. The Post sponsors a Sons-of-the-Legion Squadron open to young men whose father, grandfather or great-grandfather was a veteran. http://www.boysandgirlsstate.org/
Serving the Community over the years Post 72 provided programs for Orem City on Memorial Day, Summer Fest, and Veterans' Day and participated in the Provo City Freedom Parade on the 4th of July. Spanish Fork 24th of July Parade. They maintain and setup the veterans Cross Project each year at the Orem City Cemetery. This past year we place over 1,600 crosses.
The Post is open to any service member who is currently serving or who has been discharged under Honorable Conditions. Our greatest need right now is to recruit younger veterans to continue the work and traditions of this great post. Come and join us on the 17th of March to celebrate our Birthday.