During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, seasoned citizens over the age of 65 years and citizens with underlying medical conditions were especially at risk. The Honor Guard of Dundalk American Legion Post 38 volunteered to help local area Veterans and Spouses (over 65 yrs old) & disabled Veterans by shopping for them at local grocery stores and obtaining medications from pharmacies. This service helped keep some of our area
Veterans from going out and becoming susceptible to exposure to the virus. The Honor Guard started their service immediately for Dundalk and Edgemere after the state of Maryland was given the stay at home order (mid March 2020). The Honor Guard volunteers racked up a combined 396 service hours to the community by volunteering every Monday and Thursday afternoon from 1500hrs to 1900hrs. As Maryland entered Phase 1 of re-opening and the fact that grocery stores were able to restock & re-establish delivery service, our volunteer service came to a conclusion on June 1, 2020. We are grateful to have had the ability to help others in our community during this time. Post 38 Honor Guard will always step forward in times of strife.
Dundalk Eagle Newspaper
Thursday 26, 2020
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