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American Legion to host national commander for visit

By AMERICAN LEGION - | Jan 27, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED James “Bill” W. Oxford

American Legion National Commander James “Bill” W. Oxford will visit the American Legion Post 123 for Sanibel and Captiva, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, on Feb. 8 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Head of the largest veteran’s organization, Oxford is visiting posts in Southwest Florida and will stop by the islands one to meet and greet veterans and the membership. Veterans and members of the Legion, Sons of the Legion, and Auxiliary are welcome. Attendance will be based upon strict COVID guidelines, including masks and social distancing.

Post 123 reported that it is honored to host Oxford and looks forward to the commander’s views on veterans’ service to the country, the good work the Legion is doing, and his vision for the future.

Oxford is a U.S. veteran who retired after 34 years of service to his country as a Marine, National Guardsman and U.S. Army Reservist. He has served at every level of the American Legion.

A former mayor and city council member for Cajah’s Mountain, North Carolina, Oxford has worked since he was a high school student, with most of his career choices being in the maintenance and engineering field. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and has multiple safety and environmental certificates.

For more information, contact Post 123 Commander Tim Moore at 941-626-2943.