American Legion recognizes
efforts of local businessman Larry Brady, president and CEO of Northwest Cedar Products, Inc. of Vermillion, was recently recognized by the National Economic Commission of The American Legion for his outstanding achievement for the employment of veterans during the year 2008.�? �? In order to be eligible for this award, nominees must have a work force comprised of at least 10 percent veterans, must have been in business for at least five years, cannot restrict employment to veterans only, and the nominee must be a private sector employer.�? Mr. Brady has met all these criteria and was selected to receive this certificate of appreciation this past summer.�? Wallace Post #1 Legion Commander Roger Kozak said, â�?�?We are all very proud of Mr. Bradyâ�?�?s commitment to veterans.�? Larry has not only demonstrated his commitment to veterans by his employment practices, but has demonstrated his commitment on a daily basis as he proudly flies the American flag in front of each and every one of his business enterprises.â�? The National Economic Commission of the American Legion permits one nomination to be submitted by a local Legion post for a large and a small employer of veterans. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veteranâ�?�?s organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.�?