The Cleveland Browns 'Hats Off to Our Heroes' program is a signature program that focuses on recognizing and honoring local heroes for their service during each home football game! The American Legion Post 211, an organization that provides aid, support and assistance to the local needy Veterans who served in any of the 5 branches were honored in Cleveland Browns Honor Row at the Browns vs. Bears preseason game on September 1st.
The American Legion Post 211 aims is to take care of retired military members whether they served 3-4 years or 20 years. While some of their current members have retired recently, many of their members have fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Workers from the American Legion will go to the Ohio Veterans home and hospitals to visit and get dinner with veterans. The American Legion Post 211 has over 1000 members, all from each of the 5 military branches and considers themselves on big family no matter being in the Marines or Air Force. Along with all of these commitments, The American Legion Post 211 also takes responsibility and helps with cemetery, funeral or church arrangements after the passing of military members/veterans depending on what the family of the member wants. On the lighter side, the American Legion also holds parades and homecomings from active members of the military when returning home from their service!
Thank you to the American Legion Post 211 for what your organization does for those who have served our country and inspiring others to give back to help veterans too! The Browns are committed to supporting the military year round through the First and Ten movement. To learn more about how you can help support The American Legion 211 visit: http://americanlegionpost211.org/
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*About Cleveland Browns First and Ten movement:
The Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team's First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team's community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Since its inception, Browns fans have committed to volunteering more than 1 million hours to impact their communities by pledging to #give10. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual's city across the globe, as well as the franchise's local community. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team's website and by sharing their stories with #give10.