The Chaplain is an Officer of the American Legion Post who, although is not necessarily an ordained minister, is a man of personal faith, and is present to offer prayers for ceremonies and events of the American Legion.
Prayer is traditionally offered on National Holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day and, of course, at any other time of request.
The Chaplain also visits the sick when notified of an illness of a member.
* It should be noted that care is taken that the prayers offered by the Post Chaplain are non-denominational and non-sectarian, and that they always are 'in Service to God and Country'.
Prayer for Military Personnel
Be present with those who serve, O Lord. Be present with and guide all our military personnel. Sharpen their skills. Make their judgments true. Give them those things necessary to achieve their goals and defend our cause.
Be present with those who serve, O Lord Give to each man and woman your special love, strength, wisdom and grace, that their fears may be laid aside, their faith fostered, their courage made sure, and their spirits comforted by the knowledge of your divine presence throughout their days.
Be present with those who serve, O Lord Guard and protect them from evil and the ways of darkness that threaten us. Send your holy angels to have charge over them and bear them up. Bring to us all the victory of light over darkness as you are the God of light and love.