Last Monday the members of the American Legion who are from the Bryan-College Station, Bravos Valley in Texas chapter of the American Legion, Post 159, had the privilege to enjoy the presence of the National Commander of the American Legion who had come to speak to them.
Denise Rohan, had been recently elected as the National Commander during the National Convention of the American Legion that happened last month, was more than thrilled when she was invited to the podium and address the key issues that are affecting many veterans in the country, during the open forum. Rohan happens to be the first female National Commander in the history of the organization which happens to be the biggest veteran organization in the United States. Rohan joined the veterans’ organizations back in 1984 after serving in the military for two years.
Some of the local leaders of the community together and the council members from both the College Station and Bryan came to the forum to listen to her speak. Even Mayor Karl Mooney was also present.
Rohan addressed the crucial issues that many veterans face today like the possible deployment of more members of the military, inadequate federal funding and PTSD. These are just among the few issues she talked about. She also mentioned in her speech the Hurricane Harvey and how efforts are being made to deal with the horrendous damage that was left by the storm.
She praised the support that the locals had given each other and how the community came together to help each other in dealing with the tragedy. Next Rohan will pay visits to many war memorials that are located at the Veterans Park in College Station, this will happen on Tuesday and then she will be speaking at another open forum in Brenham for American Legion Post 48. The meeting has been scheduled to start at 11:30 pm.