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Military veterans in and around Lincoln and surrounding areas are invited to special service sessions next week sponsored by the American Legion at the American Legion of Nebraska State Headquarters, 5600 P St.

National and state teams from the American Legion will be in town Jan. 15-16 to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community.

All wartime veterans in these areas are invited to the Headquarters to learn more about the Legion and veteran benefits. Membership staff will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, along with members of American Legion posts in Lincoln and surrounding areas to kick off this community and veteran service campaign.

In keeping with the nearly 100-year tradition of the American Legion, the rejuvenated American Legion posts in this area will focus on community service and assistance to veterans. The scope and nature of the posts’ community service will be determined by its members and input from local civic and community officials.

Since its inception in 1919, the American Legion has been a key advocate for veterans’ benefits, patriotic American values, instilling values in young people through numerous programs and a strong national defense with focus on quality-of-life issues for those serving in today’s armed forces.

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