ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thanks to a generous gift, the American Legion Post 30 is getting a renovation and making some significant changes to its headquarters in West Albany.
This is the first time in 15 years that the building has been remodeled. But according to incoming Commander Daniel Brewer, that's all about to change thanks to a $5,400 grant from the Home Depot.
"We're a service project and they do one every year and we were the one they selected this year. So we're able to repaint the building, put up news shelves, modernize, improve the appearance of this facility," said Brewer.
Painting isn't the only thing post will be doing to the walls.
"A Vietnam War wall, a World War II wall, a Korea wall, Iraq, Afghanistan," said Brewer.
The American Legion post is opening up a gallery within the headquarters, where each wall will be filled with pictures, plaques and history, but they need help from the public.
"We're asking if people have pictures they want to bring here, we will put them up. Pictures of their loved ones, their spouse, a child that has served. We will put those pictures up," said Brewer.
To honor those who served our country.
The gallery will also include a case, once filled with trophies but now will be filled with uniforms on display.
Brewer's hope is the public will join in on the post's movement.
"To get involved and love your country and care about this great country of ours," said Brewer.
The remodeling will begin June 20 and it will be open to the public a few weeks after the remodeling is complete.