To remember the sacrifice of our active duty military, military  veterans and emergency responders on September 11, 2001, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 240 will be painting meeting rooms and landscaping the north entrance to the Turnbow-Higgs American Legion Post 240 on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The project was funded by the National American Legion Auxiliary and the Corporation for National and Community service grant in partnership with ALA Unit 240. The $1,250 grant was provided to continue restoration of the historically significant Post 240 building on Washington Street. The building has been in continuous use since its opening in 1941. It was built by military veterans and community citizens to honor and recognize military veterans from World Wars I and II, and continues to serve not only military veterans and their families, but also active duty military and other community citizens annually.

The project partners in this effort include Tarleton ROTC members, Tarleton Student Social Work Association members, active duty military personnel and their family members, military veterans and their family members, and other local community groups and individuals in the community. The service project will be completed on September 9th with a remembrance reflection for the active duty military members and veterans and first responders (law enforcement, fire fighters, and emergency medical team members) who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, in service to our country.

If you would like to be involved in this project or participate in the remembrance reflection, please contact Francine Pratt at fpratt48@gmail.com for more information.