Mike Kirchoff (left) is shown presenting a plaque of appreciation to Rick Armstrong, Commander of the John C. Gainous Post #10069 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kirchoff, who is a representative of National American Legion Commander Jim E. Koutz, and the American Legion Riders, was expressing the gratitude of the National Commander to Port St. Joe’s Gainous Post for its sponsorship and contribution to the Riders’ Legacy Scholarship Run.
Each August, a group of American Legion Riders, depart from the National Legion Headquarters in Indianapolis and ride to the Legionnaire’s national convention, collecting contributions for the Legacy Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the Legacy Scholarship is to provide supplemental finances for children of any serviceman who has fallen in the line of duty since 9/11. The good citizens of Port St. Joe have been strong supporters of the Scholarship Run over the past several years.
The John C. Gainous VFW Post 10069 is located in Highland View and invites all qualified combat veterans to visit the Post and apply for membership. The Post is open every day and meets on the second Tuesday of every month.