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Following an impressive Installation of Officers at Alhambra Post 139, the newly installed Commander Gilbert Cardoza of Hacienda Heights conducted the first District 18 meeting of the new Legion year on Friday, August 20th at East Pasadena Post 280, 179 N Vinedo, Pasadena, 7:30 p.m.

The Legion’s dedication to youth is emphasized by the many programs benefiting the future of our country, our youth.  This year the Boys Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary, with The American Legion having voiced support of Scouting at its National Convention in 1919, making it the first youth activity officially recognized by the Legion.  The Legion program is one of the best in the Nation, with 91 Posts within the Department of California sponsoring a total of 162 Scouting Units representing 4227 youth and 1838 adult leaders.  Eagle Scout Nathaniel Yuan from San Marino, a student at San Marino High School, was selected as 2010 “Eagle Scout of the Year” for the Department. Nathaniel was sponsored by East Pasadena Post 280, and his application has been forwarded to the National organization in competition for the National Award of a $10,000 scholarship and recognition at the National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Membership in The American Legion is the first concern of 1st Vice Commander Lou Dominguez of Ontario, who urged recruitment, renewal and retention.  Membership is the first priority as the new Legion begins a year of activities benefiting our veterans, our children and our communities.  Eligible members are urged to consider membership in the largest war-time veterans organization in the world providing care for hospitalized veterans, the families of those who answered the final call, a job for every veteran, adequate education for all children and assistance to veterans and their families.  Interested veterans are urged to contact the Commander at 909-986-8863 or any Post in the San Gabriel Valley.

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