On Saturday, June 23, he was elected American Legion First Division Commander, which covers all the American Legion posts north of Birmingham stretching across the northern state from Mississippi to Georgia. This is a first for a resident of Cherokee County.
Hartline will serve on three state department committees: Membership, Oratorical, and Boys State.
Under his leadership last year, the 13th District achieved 107 percent membership with each of the eight posts within the district gaining 100 or more membership, another first for the 13th District.
This year the challenge will be much greater with 59 posts within the 1st Division. David attended the American Legion college at National headquarters in Indianapolis last year, 2011 class.
There they studied the 39 programs that the American Legion supports and the 4 pillars which sustain the American Legion. The pillars are:
-1 .Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
-2. National Security
-4. Children and Youth.
For more info concerning the American Legion and its programs click on to www.legion.org .
“All Cherokee County veterans and their families are encouraged to join the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary,” said Hartline. “We want to continue supporting the programs we did last year and improve on them to make the programs bigger and better. We need more members in order to achieve this goal. Also we call upon local businesses to get involved with us for suggestions and support.”