The American Legion Post #224 hosted the inaugural Polar Bear Run on Saturday, Feb. 27. The cool morning didn’t keep the crowd away and many came to support local veterans by participating in the morning run. The American Legion Post #224 would like to thank their area sponsors, including Madison County Community Bank, Get Fit and Smitty’s of Lake Park. The American Legion Post #224 looks forward to seeing everyone again next year as well as those who continue to support veterans all year long!
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in the community, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continuing devotion to fellow service members and veterans.