American Legion and American Legion Rider Links:
We actively sponsor the following causes and initiatives:
Mesothelioma Education and Information
(from their web site:)
“As a result of their exposure during military service, U.S. Veterans account for a sizable percentage of pleural mesothelioma patients. The group of veterans most at risk is naval veterans and this is a result of the mass amount of asbestos material used on naval vessels. Navy veterans who worked in shipyards or aboard vessels experienced more asbestos exposure than the average member of the Armed Forces and can claim benefits from the VA system for this service-related condition. “
Please refer to their web site for more helpful information.
(from their site:)
” Mesothelioma is one of the most aggressive and potentially fatal forms of cancer today. Caused by exposure to asbestos, this disease can go undiagnosed for many years until patients are much older and prognosis is typically very poor. Our site, http://www.mesotheliomatreatment.net, is a great resource to educate people about this terrible disease.”
Final Salute (Facebook Page)
An organization to help Women Veterans who are homeless in the DC area. Currently housing is in Fairfax Virginia. Final Salute houses these women and their children for a limited time until they can get back on their feet. All participants must actively participate in community services and must be actively in search of employment.