To the editor:
It was about fifty or somewhat years ago that a group of dedicated members of the American Legion got the idea to create an Ambulance Service to serve the community in the …
To the editor:
It was about fifty or somewhat years ago that a group of dedicated members of the American Legion got the idea to create an Ambulance Service to serve the community in the Town of Highland and the American Legion gave birth to the Ambulance Corps. As the Ambulance Corps grew the American Legion, its parent, monitored its growth, overseeing its organization, establishing an income stream and providing it with shelter.
As any parent knows, there comes a time when your child becomes an adult and looks forward to going out into the world on its own. This is a natural occurrence and a compliment to the parent for doing its job well.
Upon review, we recognize that this will actually be a very good thing. It will allow the ambulance corps to fully function with its focus on emergency medical care and the American Legion to return to its primary focus: tending to military veteran affairs and instilling patriotism within the community.
The American Legion and its Ambulance Corps acted as a single unit. Therefore, the separation will require some delicate surgery due to functional and legal issues.
The American Legion wants the Town of Highland to know that it recognizes the need for a fully functioning and competent Ambulance Corps. Therefore, we will support their activities and endeavors to the greatest extent that we possibly can.
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