Story and Photos by Tim Sproles
Welcome aboard the The American Legion, Department of Indiana Operation Convoy to Comradeship from Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28.
The Mission of this three-day, statewide tour featuring National and Department level leadership is to raise community awareness of The American Legion Mission; to provide an opportunity for National and State level leadership to visit with local Post and District level leaders and volunteers; to celebrate 100 years of American Legion history.
The Department is honored to have National Vice Commander Jim Wallace making the trip with us.
Columbus Post 24
After leaving the Fort Benn Inn, the official parted headed over to the Department Headquarters, where NVC Wallace and wife Linda received a tour of the facilities and received a "battle brief" from Adjutant John Crosby to get the group ready for our first day. From there, it was back into the vans and off to Columbus Post 24. The official party took the one-hour drive like champions, so smiles met smiles as members of the post greeted the official party.
Floyds Knobs Post 42
After the official party left Columbus Post 24, the group headed to the second Post of the day, Floyds Knobs Post 42. It was a full house to greet us. The post welcomed local lawmakers and fist-responders for the visit which featured State Senator Ron Grooms, Shelly Watkins from Congressman Trey Hollingsworth's Office, State Representative Ed Clere and firefighters from Lafayette Township Fire Department.
Bloomington Post 18
Our last Post visit for Day one Bloomington Post 18. The Legion Family of Post 18 set up a very warm welcome with a pathway into the post lined with our Nation’s colors. After the official party spent time enjoying this beautiful Post and grabbing some chow, then it was back to the Fort Ben Inn for some much needed sleep. Back at it in the morning for DAY TWO!!!!
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