ROCKSPRINGS — The Meigs Local Board of Education recently recognized American Legion Post 39, with Legion members invited to join the board at the annual Board Appreciation Dinner.
Board members thanked the Legion for their support and many lasting contributions to the students of Meigs Local Schools and the community. A plaque was presented to the Legion.
In recognizing the Legion, the board noted several contributions to the school and community.
Legion members selfishly donate their time each year on Veterans’ Day to visit the schools and share their military experience and talk about our flag with our students.
Post 39 offers the Americanism test to students of Meigs High and Eastern High School to test their knowledge of the flag, local, state and federal government, and the constitution. They also offer the Oratorical test where students can talk for 10 minutes on the constitution.
American Legion Post 39 is also involved with Buckeye Boys State. With the help of sponsors, the Post sends two juniors from Meigs and one from Eastern to Buckeye Boys State. This is a nine-day program where young men learn about the way government works and make new friends for life.
The Legion’s contributions to the community consist of delivering fruit baskets and gifts to their widows, home bound and rest home comrades. They also provide military services on Memorial Day in eight cemeteries along with services at the Pomeroy Levee. They provide and decorate cemeteries with fresh flags.