Honoring Our Local Heroes: Veterans of Lewis County
"Just Trying to Survive"
November 9, 2023
"Everything we're doing needs to be passed down to the younger Veterans, but out of the more than 800 vets in Lewis County, the VFW only has about 40 members, and the American Legion about 85," stated Post Adjutant Tommy Carroll.
The work Tommy is referring to is abundant and mostly unseen but certainly noticed. We notice the service flags flying in town but rarely see them going up. We notice the flags on graves but never see who puts them on. We see the food pantries full, but who does the work to keep them that way?
The American Legion, of which, there are four pillars: Veterans Affairs...