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ARMY VETERAN from Pg 6 in Howard Lake ranges from 90 to 110 members. In addition to Johnson, as the commander, the other offi cers include an adjutant and a secretary/ treasurer. Johnson and the other offi cers do a lot of the organizing work. When he needs help, Johnson enjoys “getting on the phone” and reaching out to other members. Another major function is to keep the American Legion restaurant and bar running smoothly. According to the manager, Charlotte Bruns, this is not always easy because “a lot can go wrong.” Bruns describes Johnson as “wonderful to work with,” and “very helpful and handy.” She stated that she is very grateful to Johnson for “making her life easier.” Johnson describes most of his 23 years of membership as “very busy” with work and family. When he retired from full time work in 2015, and a new Post Commander was needed to replace the one who was retiring, he decided that he was in a position to donate more time to serving in a new capacity. The American’ Legion’s website at www.legion. org describes the Legion’s history and mission as follows: “The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.” For more information on becoming a member of, or attending events at the Howard Lake American Legion, visit the Herald-Journal at, or visit the Facebook page at HowardLakeLegionPost145. Ed Johnson stands near a patriotic display in the meet- ing room at the Howard Lake American Legion. SUBMISSIONS Senior Connections welcomes submitted items of any kind that may be appropriate for our readership. Contact us at SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY ������������������������������� ������������ 1 Do you qualify for �������������������� Call for a FREE evaluation 2 Advocating on your behalf with applications, appeals & hearings 3 Starting the process is easy and takes only minutes to complete If you are unable to work due to a physical, medical or mental disability & are under the age of 62, ��������������������������������� • Steady monthly income depending on your paid in amount �������������������������������������������������� • Annual cost of living increases Helping 1000’s Get ����������� They Deserve ���������������������������������������������������������� Call for a Free Consultation Ed Johnson and Charlotte Bruns, manager of the Howard Lake Legion, work together to run the bar and restaurant. 8 (877) 912-6125 Bill Gordon & Associates, a nationwide practice, represents clients before the Social Security Administration. Member of the TX & NM Bar Associations. Mail: 1420 NW St Washington D.C. Office: Broward County, FL. Services may be provided by associated attorneys licensed in other states. * The process for determining each applicant’s disability benefits varies greatly, and can take upwards of two years. Senior Connections HJ.COM