FLORENCE – American Legion Post #11 of Florence/Lauderdale County at 318 South Court Street in Florence will host a Pre-Memorial Day Celebration, open house, and membership drive from 9am-1pm on Friday, May 24. Veterans and their family members are invited to tour the facility and receive information about services that are available. The event sponsor is Alabama Health Guidance, and they will provide free pizza. According to Anah Fowler, the event is focused on letting veterans know that their service is appreciated. “Serving our veterans is a privilege,” said Anah Fowler, with Alabama Health Guidance. “They served us, and now we want to serve them.”

“This event is the perfect opportunity for us to make our local heroes aware of the many ways in which American Legion Post #11 and the Veterans Administration can assist them in their daily lives,” said Mary Day Smith, Adjutant at Post #11. Post Commander, Bill Phillips added, “The American Legion is veterans serving veterans. We are honored to open our building for this event.“

For more information about the open house, call The American Legion at 256-764-5122 or Alabama Health Guidance at 256-648-5710.