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Martin American Legion to present gifts
LANCER — A lot of respect and a little Christmas came early for six war veterans when members of the John B. Reynolds American Legion Post #283 visited the Riverview Manor on Dec. 21.

Veterans from World War II and Korea were presented with an assortment of gifts, including blankets, lounging pajamas, candy, toiletries and fruit baskets in appreciation for their service to the nation.

Tenth District Vice Commander Steve Fyffe, accompanied by District Chaplain Tom Ballard, Post Vice Commander Conrad Branham, Past Auxiliary President Cindy Hall, Program Committee Chairwoman Jonnie B. Stevens and other legion and auxiliary members, visited the veterans as part of ongoing post, district and state programs supporting veterans.

"The main reason for our existence as a veterans' service organization working in concert with other service groups like the DAV, VFW and AmVets is to recognize, assist and support our nation's veterans," Fyffe said. "Those who sacrificed so much and continue to do so in isolated areas of our world such as Iraq and Afghanistan deserve our respect and prayers for a good life and safe return."

Anyone interested in joining the organization can visit the post in Martin, which holds regular membership meetings the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m.

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