Legion Helping Young Student Veterans
An update from the Student Veterans of American National Convention in San Antonio, Tx.
By Jeff Stofer
The American Legion
Six-year U.S. Air Force veteran Myra Hallman, secretary of her Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter at Humboldt State University in northern California, wasn’t sure how she was going to make it to SVA’s 10th national convention Jan. 4-6 in San Antonio. The problem was a lack of available resources.
She turned to Arcadia American Legion Post 247. “They heard about our issues with funding, and at a meeting discussed what the options were,” Hallman said Friday after visiting “The Greatest Legislation: An American Legion Centennial Salute to the GI Bill” traveling exhibit at the convention. “They got together and partnered with the local Coast Guard unit, and they were able to rally up some money for a scholarship for myself and one other person.”
Now, she adds, “I’m a member of that post.” READ MORE