Post Active at the Wayne County Fair
Having a booth at the Wayne County Fair allowed the James R. Hickey Post 120, Palmyra, New York, to share information with many people who didn’t know a great deal about the American Legion or our James R. Hickey Post, in particular.
When the opportunity availed itself, information regarding contact information for Veterans’ Services in Wayne County or the Veterans Administration (VA) in Canandaigua, was also shared. Applications and information for membership in the Post, the Auxiliary and the S.A.L. and also the AmVets, was available and distributed.
A memorable occasion was when a WW II veteran, eligible for the Honor Flight experience, was provided with the contact information his children and grandchildren requested.
A big thank-you to the United States Army and United States Air Force Recruiters from the Geneva Recruitment Center, who graciously provided a number of mementos and give-away items of interest. These items drew many people, both young and old, to our booth and allowed us the opportunities to talk about service and patriotism to enthusiastic listeners.