TURNER – The American Legion is re-establishing the Turner Memorial Post 111, which has been closed since 1976.

All military veterans, including active duty, national guard and reserve, may qualify to join Post 111.

The American Legion will serve the Turner community by focusing on children and youth programs, scholarship and financial aid, veterans’ legislation and benefits, national security and protection of the national flag and the “Hero Transition Team,” an outreach that provides a full spectrum of assistance the returning disabled service member and his or her family will need for a successful transition into civilian life.

Eligibility dates include the following: World War I, April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918; World War II, Dec. 7, 1941, to Dec. 31, 1946; Korean War, June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955; Vietnam, Feb. 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec. 20, 1989, to Jan. 31. 1990; and the Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990, to present.

For more information, call State Membership Director Robert Morrill at 846-4224 or Chaplain Paul R. Bernard at 225-3285.

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