FUNKSTOWN - It was a red-letter day for Funkstown American Legion Post 211 when the national commander stopped in for a visit earlier this spring.
Marty Conatser was hosted in grand style at the post March 15 when 185 members and guests from around Maryland converged on Funkstown.
Conatser brought a message that local Legion leaders said was loud and clear.
"If we put soldiers in boots and we put those boots in harm's way, it is our responsibility as a Legion family to support them in every way," Conatser said.
He also spoke to the importance of both retaining and gaining membership, a problem many American Legion posts are experiencing.
Conatser educated those who attended on the importance of the American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund for the children of military personnel killed while on active duty so they may receive money toward a college education.