AMERICAN LEGION HOSTS TROOP WELCOME HOME PARTY

When:
April 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Where:
American legion Post #159
101 Waco St
Bryan, TX 77803
USA
Contact:

AMERICAN LEGION HOSTS TROOP WELCOME HOME PARTY

For the 420th Engineering Brigade Reserve Unit

Earl Graham Post #159 American Legion will host a Family Friendly Picnic for the 420th Engineering Brigade Reserve Unit based in Bryan at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st at 101 Waco St. in Bryan TX (Hwy 21 between Hwy 6 and Texas Ave).  Hamburgers, hotdogs and popcorn will be served; activities include a bounce house, face painting, balloons, games, music and photo booth.  The public is invited to attend and should plan to be in place waving flags to welcome home the troops.

Earl Graham Post #159 American Legion hosted the 420th Engineering Brigade Deployment Send off in February 2017.  Reservists were called to active duty for deployment in the Middle East and their families accompanied them to their home base in Bryan to say farewell.  It was a bittersweet party, with lots of hugging children and more than a few tears.

During their deployment, Post 159 remained faithful to the 420th personnel and shipped monthly jumbo-sized Troop Boxes filled with toiletries and snacks, goodies and comfort items not readily available overseas.

The American Legion has a long history of serving our nation’s veterans and Post #159 in Bryan is proud to host a Texas-sized “Welcome Home!” for the men and women of the 420th Engineering Brigade who dutifully answered the call to serve our nation.  Post #159 wants to ensure that Brazos Valley continues to serve those who have served our country.

American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans’ organization.  Local posts provide community service and offer programs which align with the four pillars:  Veteran’s Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, Children and Youth.

 

To learn more visit www.alegion159.org, email us at post159@alegion159.org  or leave a voicemail at 979-778-1936.