INDIANAPOLIS, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ed Trice of Fairmont Indiana was installed as the 2013-2014 Commander of the Indiana Department of the American Legion at their 95th Annual State Convention on Saturday, July 13th.
The Indiana American Legion's State Convention was held at the Marriott East Complex on 21st and Shadeland Avenue from Friday to Sunday with nearly 900 delegates representing the 385 Posts and 89,000 members from across the state.
The American Legion is comprised of military service veterans who have served honorably during times of conflict in defense of their nation and has been active within Indiana since 1919. The Indiana American Legion has representative veterans from every major conflict since World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan within its membership.
Key components that Commander Trice spoke about in his acceptance speech to the assembled Legionnaires were the focus of reminding their fellow Hoosiers of the unique benefits of being an American with all the freedoms and responsibilities of being a citizen. Trice also commented that as Legionnaires they should be working to ensure that their fellow Hoosiers are reminded of the sacrifices and hard work that our veterans have done to ensure that those benefits stay for future generations of Americans.
"For too long we have done our good work in the dark, not unappreciated but too often unnoticed. I intend to shine a light on what we do as Legionnaires," said Trice.
Point of Contact at this organization is Bruce Drake, Communications Director, Indiana Department of the American Legion.
SOURCE American Legion Department of Indiana