• What: 90-room assisted living home for up to 100 residents.
• Where: 5 acres behind the Warrenton Horse Show grounds off East Shirley Avenue in Warrenton.
• Building: 2.5 story, X-shaped; 32,300 square feet.
• Rooms: 48 assisted living and 42 memory care; majority private rooms, some with kitchenettes.
• Developer: American Legion Post 72 in partnership with Capital Health Group, LLC of Baltimore and Hume-based BGV-Castlerock Enterprises Inc.
• Zoning: Residential.
• Parking: 66 spaces.
• Amenities: Hair salon, movie theatre, courtyards and bistro.
• History: Town council voted, 7-0, in December 2017 to grant the special use permit with amended conditions; council voted, 5-2, in October 2015 to grant special use permit with conditions.
Please, be polite. Avoid name-calling and profanity.
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Melrose Carter · December 5, 2018 at 12:55 pm
After you have honorably served in the military, you are classified as a Veteran. Being a veteran has its perks whether you are retired military or not. Easy access to home loans, education benefits, veteran group insurance programs, and many other organizations allow the returning veteran better assimilate into civilian society. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion organizations are by far the two “best known” veterans associations that have done a large amount of good not only for veterans by society as a whole for over 100 years.
The American Legion.
The American Legion (sometimes referred to as “The Legion”) began after World War I as a group of twenty officers who served in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France. The AEF Headquarters had asked these officers to suggest ideas on how to improve troop morale. One officer, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (eldest son of the 26th President), made the proposal of an organization of veterans. In February, 1919, this group formed a temporary committee, and selected several hundred officers who had the confidence and respect of the whole army.
The following month, about 1000 officers and enlisted men attended the first organizational meeting, known as the Paris Caucus. At this meeting, the group adopted a temporary constitution and the name "The American Legion."
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help war-time veteran’s organization and the first American Legion post in the United States was General John Joseph Pershing Post Number 1 in Washington, D.C., organized on March 7, 1919. Since then, the American Legion has evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States - the American Legion is a community-service organization which now numbers over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide.
My apology to Ms. Ennis if that is all she received from this article.
Melrose Carter · December 3, 2018 at 1:33 pm
Thank you VFW! Hope that veterans needing assistance are given priority placement.