Word of the Day: Legion

legion le·gion /ˈlējən/, noun:

1. a large military force

Legions and fleets are not such sure bulwarks of imperial power as a numerous family.” Publius Cornelius Tacitus, 56 BC – 117 BC

2. any of the national associations of former servicemen and servicewomen instituted after World War I

example: The American Legion and its Auxiliary Units are the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to community service projects and advocating patriotism and honor.

3. a great number of people or things; multitude

The American Legion and its Auxiliary Units have donated over 80,000 books to legions of school children across the United States.

pictured: third grade students at Clark Elementary School with members of the American Legion Auxiliary Units of Raymond (Post #209) and Clark (Post #60), South Dakota