By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
National Convention of the American Legion in Indiana, United States of America, said that the organization will
collaborate with well-meaning Nigerians to provide affordable housing units to its members and private individuals.
The Head of Nigerian delegation to 101st Convention and Director of Cooperate Affairs Nigerian Legion, Morenike Grace Henry made the disclosure yesterday in a statement signed by Henry David,Senior Information Officer.
She stressed that this would increase the revenue base of the Legion, which is in agreement with the Nigerian Legion Act to acquire, establish and run agro-based industries, agricultural farms and estates in any part of the Federation.
She maintained further that this would enhance the relationship between the non-military personnel and the Legion by providing essential amenities to the members of the public.
The statement said the director thanked the people for doing their part every day, for standing by our military in the fight for our freedom, for preserving the country for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children.
Earlier, the Vice President of United States, Michael Richard Pence said “Those cherished ideals are really what the American Legion is all about and last year alone, the Legion helped more than 2,400 veterans find jobs, and the American Legion raised more than $1.4 million for VA hospitals, and donated almost 4 million hours of community volunteer service”.
The Vice President further stated that “The American Legion is making a difference for our veterans, but the American Legion is not only filled with members who have dedicated their lives to serving this country, first in uniform, and now standing alongside our veterans, but this organization has also lent your voice to the cause of the American veteran throughout our land.”
Meanwhile, Pence thanked Commander –in –Chief and the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump for his support to the course of the Legion.