About Us.

Now Serving the Royse City and the Surrounding Communities

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide.

In October 2016 The Department of Texas announced that a new post would be created in Royse City. The Post quickly gathered enough members to create the post. In January 2017 National signed the Temporary charter.

 

The American Legion Post in Royse City meets the Third Saturday of each month at Trinity Baptist Church at 300 Erby Campbell St in Royse City at 10AM.

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 veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

The American Legion’s four main pillars of service are:

Veterans

Foremost, The American Legion was founded by veterans to help veterans after their discharge from military service. Within this pillar can be found American Legion services and programs, such as:

  • Accredited service officers who can provide free VA benefits claims counseling and support

  • Advocacy and stakeholder oversight of the VA health-care system, to include a voice in Washington and throughout the country

  • GI Bill education benefits

  • Volunteer veterans service officers who can refer veterans and their families to agencies, offices and programs that can help them

  • Career services, including a nationwide calendar of job fairs and other events, as well as guidance on veteran business ownership (Veterans Career Center)

  • Support and help for homeless veterans

  • Mentorship and help with Veterans Court

  • Food convoy to support our veterans in our homes here in Idaho

  • Honor Guard services for funerals of veterans

  • Support for veterans coping with PTSD and TBI

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National Defense

The American Legion’s national security positions and programs are contained in this pillar. The American Legion is a prominent voice of support for U.S. military personnel and reserve components, particularly in the area of quality of life, and benefits. Within this pillar are:

  • Troop support

  • Family Support Network for military and veteran families during deployment

  • Temporary Financial Assistance for military and veteran families with minor children at home

  • Immigration and naturalization

  • Adoption of military units and installations and keeping them here in Idaho

  • Security at military funerals

  • Advocacy on behalf of U.S. military retirees using TRICARE

  • Support for the U.S. State Department and global diplomacy

  • POW/MIA accounting operations and commands

  • Advocacy for women veterans and military personnel

  • Supporting First Responders

Children & Youth

The American Legion’s portfolio of youth programs has influenced millions of people over the years. Programs include competitive activities, college scholarships, educational contests, citizenship programs, support for children in need and many local activities and programs. This pillar includes:

  • American Legion Baseball

  • Youth scholarships

  • American Legion Junior Shooting Sports

  • Oratorical Contests and scholarships

  • Boys State and Boys Nation

  • Child Welfare Foundation, Inc.

  • Holiday events for children

  • Flag education programs

  • Sponsorship of Boy Scout units

  • Veterans in the Classroom guest speaking

  • Junior Law Cadet Enforcement program

  • Support and sponsorship of Junior ROTC

  • Many community-based youth programs

  • Support for our children in the classroom

Americanism

The American Legion is, at heart, a patriotic organization and the nation’s leading authority on U.S. flag education, respect and etiquette. The American Legion promotes good citizenship, respectful expression of the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance, and marches in patriotic parades and activities. Included in this pillar are:

  • Respect for the U.S. flag

  • Appropriate attention during the National Anthem

  • Support for the Pledge of Allegiance to open public and school gatherings and events

  • Respect for law and order

  • Support for the U.S. Constitution

  • Patriotic community activities and involvement in special events

The Four Pillars of Service are simply an index of values under which many various programs and activities of The American Legion fall. Every local post is a separate corporation with its own ways of fulfilling the pillars of service at the community level.

Post Namesakes

Jerod Osborne was born February 23, 1990 in Dallas TX to Allan and Sharon Osborne. His mother later married Gary Grillett of Rockwall, who helped raise him. A 2008 graduate of Rockwall High School. In 2009 he was assigned to his unit at Fort Bragg NC and later attended Airborne School at Fort Benning GA. He deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in August, 2009. In May 2010, he was the only medic at the scene when a roadside bomb killed five civilians and critically wounded seven others. He received a Bronze Star for saving the lives of the injured civilians.  On July 5, 2010 his unit was attacked by an IED and Jerod died from his wounds.

Spec. Tracy Lee Laramore graduated from Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas.  Tracy was stationed in Colorado, Korea, Germany and Kosovo, his family said. But after two and a half weeks in Iraq, Laramore, 30, died March 17, 2004 in Baji when the road gave way beneath his Bradley Fighting Vehicle while he was on a reconnaissance mission. The vehicle went over an embankment and flipped into the Tigris River, trapping Laramore.

Jerod Osborne Funeral

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