Honoring our Military Members

Since 1999, the month of May has been designated as Military Appreciation Month. During this time, Americans across the country honor servicemen and women who’ve sacrificed and dedicated their lives to protect our freedoms.

During the 2018 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly passed several bills that benefit  military members living in Indiana.

House Enrolled Act 1047 allows members of the military on active duty or called to active duty during an academic term to re-enroll in an uncompleted course or receive a refund or credit at state educational institutions.

Senate Enrolled Act 96 extends the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Pilot Program until 2020. This program assists in providing diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) to veterans. HBOT is a medical treatment commonly used to treat carbon monoxide poisoning, divers’ sickness, enhanced healing of some wound problems, skin grafts, heat burns and crush injuries.

Senate Enrolled Act 262 requires the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to issue a permanent parking placard to a disabled Hoosier veteran when requested.

Locally, you can support our veterans by wearing a poppy during the Memorial Day Weekend.  National Poppy Day is Friday May 25th.

The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms.  All donations received will be used by The American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families.

Please look for the Ladies Auxiliary over the weekend and wear a poppy to show your support.

American Legion National Poppy Day Logo
National Poppy Day—May 26, 2017 Wear or display a poppy on National Poppy Day to remember the fallen and show support for veterans, active duty military and their families. (PRNewsfoto/The American Legion)

 

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