Angelo Jafrate- Benwood American Legion Contributions

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Wheeling, WV

Fundraiser ends on April 23, 2020

Contributions to the Benwood American Legion, in memory of Angelo Jafate.

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.  Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities. 

Angelo was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. At barely age 21, he was among the U.S. troops who hit the shores of Utah Beach at Normandy, France, during the D-Day invasion. As a result of his bravery in battle, Angelo was awarded many U.S. medals. In addition, he received the elite Croix de Guerre, a French medal that honors feats of courage during wartime.  Please consider making a contribution to the Benwood American Legion, in his loving memory.

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154 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV 26003

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