[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 105 (Tuesday, June 21, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E649]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                          HON. RICHARD HUDSON

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  Mr. HUDSON. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 100th 
anniversary of American Legion Post 12, located in North Carolina's 
Eighth Congressional District. Since its founding on June 26, 1922, 
Post 12 has made countless contributions to our community.
  Over the years, Post 12 has been a fierce advocate for veterans' 
affairs and rehabilitation, national security, Americanism, and our 
children and youth. These Four Pillars of the American Legion serve as 
a guiding light for the organization and pervade all aspects of Post 
12's philanthropic work.
  Composed of service members, veterans, and military families, Post 12 
represents the best our nation has to offer. I am proud to represent a 
district that has a strong military presence and is home to some of the 
bravest patriots in the country. Not only did these men and women serve 
our country while in uniform, but they also continue to give back to 
our community's robust veteran population.
  Post 12 ensures our men and women in uniform have the resources and 
support they need throughout and after their service through local 
advocacy and assistance with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
Furthermore, Post 12 serves as a community leader in Graves 
Registration by assisting concerned parties locate veterans' gravesites 
and maintaining a burial lot for kinless servicemen. It is also a 
principal sponsor for many community service initiatives and youth 
academic scholarships.
  I know I speak for our entire community in offering my most heartfelt 
gratitude to American Legion Post 12 for their century of service. The 
exemplary men and women of Post 12 are the heart and soul of our 
community and I wish them continued success in their service going 
  Madam Speaker, please join me today in recognizing the 100th 
anniversary of American Legion Post 12.