Perhaps you've experienced the emotional wreath ceremony at the memorial on the corner of Salem & Saunders streets on Veteran's Day or Memorial Day.
Maybe you have seen the field of flags to honor veterans?
These events honor & demonstrate respect and gratitude for veterans past and present. These special events are only a part of what Apex Post 124 does for the local community.
Today we put a spotlight on the work of this active club as one of the organizations we've come to know in our own sesquicentennial journey. Apex celebrates 150 years till Feb of 2024.
This weekend our local American Legion post is hosting a Golf Tournament at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs to raise money for club programing & assisting veterans.
All of the funding for the club is raised through community events. You'll find club members active in festivals, civic groups and participating in local events to raise awareness for the post & the support they offer veterans.
Upcoming events include the annual Oktoberfest & Car Show.
What is the American Legion?
“Veterans helping Veterans & supporting our community, while serving our nation” That's the motto of the American Legion.
This post was established in 1943, then re-established again in 2010 by Mike Sayers.
"The American Legion is the oldest patriotic veteran's organization in the America, devoted to mutual helpfulness of veterans. The legion is the nation's largest veteran's service organization committees to mentoring and sponsoring youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong security, and continuing to devotion to our fellow service members & veterans."
Apex American Legion Post 124 is active in the Apex community. Rhonda Roberts has been the Post Commander since 2017. Their Facebook page includes upcoming events and photos from previous events in the community. Follow to stay in touch & up to date.
Would you like to meet members?
Join them the first Monday of every month, at the CC Jones building or the second Tuesday of the month for Banter & Brews. ( details are on the post site) Veterans from any branch of the military are welcome to meet other veteran's that have served in any branch of the US Military. When we asked what makes this local chapter special, Carl Helton immediately said, "It's the fellowship. We take care of each other. We drive older members to VA appointments, build ramps at homes were a veteran need ease of access, we collect food for members that need assistance, we purchase flags to place on graves on Memorial Day and we support others facing challenges & disaster in the community through our benevolent fund."
The organization is self funded. Ask about sponsorship opportunities or talk to them at event. You'll find them every year at PeakFest booth, which is coming up soon on Saturday May 6th. We encourage you to get to know these members and learn how you can support their work in the community.
On a personal note: Promotional Partners is supporting the golf tournament as a hole sponsor this weekend, Keith's dad served 23 years in the US Army.