September 21, 2021

The American Legion Calls Taliban Return ‘sad event for humanity’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — James W. “Bill” Oxford, national commander of The American Legion, calls “the collapse of the…

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — James W. “Bill” Oxford, national commander of The American Legion, calls “the collapse of the Afghanistan government a sad event for humanity. The fall of Afghanistan in no way denigrates the honorable service of the men and women who served, bled, and died there.”

About The American Legion 

The American Legion is the largest veterans service organization with nearly 2 million members in more than 12,000 posts across the nation. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans.

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jraughter@legion.org or 317-630-1350

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