Legion planning sessions for veterans in Bedford

Military veterans in Jackson County and other counties in south central Indiana are invited to special service sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15, 16 and 17 at American Legion Post 33, 515 X St., Bedford.

Legion staff will be available to discuss veterans’ benefits, the Legion’s legislative efforts, membership opportunities and service to the community, according to a news release from Tina Wallace, adjutant for the Legion’s Ninth District.

A veterans service officer will be available to discuss claims and other benefits questions.

In keeping with the 100-plus years of tradition of the American Legion, posts in the area will focus on community service and assistance to veterans. The scope and nature of the posts’ community service is determined by its members and with input from local civic and community officials.

Since its inception in 1919, the Legion, which is the world’s largest veterans service organization, has been an advocate for veterans and has been responsible for strategic legislative initiatives, such as the G.I. Bill and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition to veteran advocacy, the Legion supports children and youth activities, patriotic American values, a strong national defense and quality-of-life issues for those serving in today’s armed forces.

Information: William Parks at 812-577-5171 or [email protected]