Charles E. Arnold Post 284 has over 160 Members who continue to display their love of country and patriotism by continuing their service to America by serving Bryan and Williams County Ohio.
Post 284 Officers
Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion
For God and Country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Community Service by the American Legion
Through the initiative of its posts, The American Legion consistently contributes to the nation’s quality of life through a variety of programs and endeavors to make American communities better places in which to live. Responding to specific local needs, American Legion posts will be found placing special emphasis on the organization of safety-first campaigns, the elimination of fire hazards, the establishment of playgrounds, the building of living memorials, etc. The most recent American Legion activities report (55 percent of the posts reporting) shows that in one year’s time the value of community service activities by American Legion posts topped $6.6 million.
Here are some other results taken from the most recent report as of August, 2010.. Hours giving to Community Service 3,817,878 Cash aid given to needy children $3,121,454 Goods given to children & youth $2,304,390 Volunteer hours at VA Hospitals (VAVS) 996,804 Cash contributions to VAVS $2,224,286 Pints of blood given 84,073 Rehabilitation cases handled $141,149 Cost of community service $6,627,119 Cost of scholarships given $4,396,835 Contributions United Fund $241,851 Red Cross $335,834 Cancer Research $696,291 Handicapped children $408,840 All other charities $9,454,515