152 Legion Road
West Memphis ,
We are a not for profit ( 501c3 ) veteran's organization, part of a national organization chartered by Congress in 1920, originally a part of the American Legion. Our mission is to provide a place for veterans and their families to socialize and enjoy life during and after their military service. Part of that mission emphasizes local community service and also support of various national charities such as nurse's training, youth sports, Americanism, and child welfare among others.
In 1941 our organization presented and adopted a resolution to formulate a scholorship program for nursing students. By September of 1942 the program presented over 100 scholarships. In 2017 the program expanded to assist 54,030 nurses in obtaining their nursing degrees.
The Youth Sports Program was established in 1994. Through this program, the 40/8 provides financial assistance in the form of grants to individual athletes or teams who lack the funds required to attend and participate in amateur sports programs.
The purpose of the National POW/MIA Program is to raise funds in Honor of the Servicemen & Women who were Prisoners of War, or are considered Missing in Action while serving in the defense of the United States of America, or its allies during times of armed conflict.
The Voyageurs Militaire (Military Travelers) founded a Child Welfare Program in 1923 to ease the pain and suffering of those children whose fathers never returned or who were unable to care for their needs after the "Big War." Today, this program has grown to include all children with emergent needs, and our efforts amount to over 8 millions dollars annually.