Post 89 Amvets

Front row, from left, are: Amvets Post 89 Judge Advocate Gene Perrino, Past Amvets District Commander and current Amvets Post 89 - 2nd Vice Commander/Chaplain Bernard Gray, Young Marines Gunnery Sgt. T. Cook, Amvets Post 89 - 1st Vice Commander Lou Ann Braglin, Young Marines Pay Master Mary Cook.

Back row, from left. are: Past Amvets District Commander and current Amvets Post 89 Trustee Mike Yates, Past Amvets Post Commander and current Amvets Provost Marshall/Trustee Roger Ingall and Amvets Post 89 Service Officer/Trustee Kathy King.

Recently, Harry M. Bailey AMVETS Post 89 presented a check to the Nature Coast Young Marines to show appreciation for what they've done for veterans and their community.

AMVETS regularly partner with other veteran organizations to raise money for veteran causes, the community and youth groups throughout the year. AMVETS Post 89 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month, at 1 Civic Circle Beverly Hills.

AMVETS is a Veterans Service organization open to anyone who is currently serving or who has honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces including the National Guard and Reserves. Annual membership dues are $30. Life memberships are $250. For information, contact Arnold Rodriguez Adjutant at

The Young Marines are open to all youths ages 8 through the completion of high school. The membership requirement is that the youth must be in good standing at school.

Their website states "the Young Marines strengthens the lives of America's youth by teaching the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our Veterans, good citizenship, community service and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle."