Brainard (August)

American Legion Rejda Post 273

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.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not–for–profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

A note from Brainard employees on why they chose to support the American Legion Rejda Post 273...
We chose this charity in part because it is an organization in our community that is currently struggling financially. The VFW is a big contributor and active in our community – they sponsor the baseball for kids up to age 12, funerals for the Vets, and provide scholarships to local youth.


“For every new Facebook fan on First Nebraska Bank’s Facebook page, First Nebraska Bank will make a $1 donation to the various location charities of up to $500 per month, or a total of $6,000 during the promotion period of January – December, 2014.”


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