PIERCETON — The Pierceton Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the selection of the Menzie-Reece American Legion Post 258 as the May 2019 Member of the Month.
The Pierceton Chamber of Commerce is honored to celebrate the work of Menzie-Reece American Legion Post 258 as they continue their efforts to show patriotism within the community.
This year marks the 100th year for the American Legion organization as it has continued to provide service to communities throughout the United States. The American Legion legacy is based off four basic principles including standing to be a veteran’s service organization, being committed to youth and programs that support them within the community, advocating for patriotism while promoting strong national security, and a continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans.
Menzie-Reece American Legion Post 258 currently serves in many different attributes to the community. They serve as a meeting place for several local Boy Scout and Cub Scout dens on Monday evening. The Post also serves as a local restaurant providing family dining that is smoke-free and kid friendly. Additionally, they offer hall rental to the upstairs banquet area for private and public events, including table and chair rentals.
“You do not have to be a member of the American Legion to join us for dinner.” said current Post Commander TeJay Collier.
He encourages the public to join them during business hours and especially for broasted chicken on Wednesday nights and a fish fry on Friday nights.
Menzie-Reece American Legion Post 258 currently has 113 listed members who meet at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. This does not include the memberships of those that participate in the entities of Sons of American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary groups which function under their post.
“It takes an active part of our members to ensure that we can continue to serve our community,” said Collier. “The American Legion is an organization that is unlike any other. The club is here for veterans and it is their club. The camaraderie we had while in the service, you can still find that right here. We are here to help fellow veterans out in any way that we can, regardless of the era or branch of service we served in. Whether it’s to sit and visit, tell stories or just listen, we are here for each other, first and foremost. I encourage everyone to come and participate within the club. We are welcome to new constructive ideas to ensure we are here for another 100 years.”
Anyone who is looking to join the post or is looking for assistance in care should contact the Menzie-Reece American Legion Post 258 via telephone at (574) 594-2531, via e-mail at [email protected] or by stopping by the club at 104 N. First St. in downtown Pierceton. They are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month.