Henry Repeating Arms is turning 25 this year, making this the silver anniversary for the manufacturer of the storied Golden Boy. As we've reported here before, the company has pledged $1,000,000 to charity through its Guns For Great Causes program. The latest awardee is a great cause indeed: The American Legion. Tuesday, August 30th marked The American Legion's national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Henry's President, Andy Wickstrom, was there to present a $50,000 check in support of America's veterans. American Legion National Commander Paul E. Dillard accepted the donation on behalf of The American Legion, receiving an engraved Henry Military Services Tribute Edition rifle in appreciation for his more than 50 years of membership and leadership with the organization.
Guns for Great Causes is a philanthropic program benefits individual families of sick children going through treatments, children’s hospitals, and non-profit organizations supporting military veterans, first responders, law enforcement, wildlife conservation, hunting and shooting sports education, and Second Amendment advocacy. In the coming weeks, Henry Repeating Arms is offering a limited-edition Golden Boy Silver Anniversary Edition rifle with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the organizations and charities supported by the Guns For Great Causes campaign.
Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is America’s largest wartime veterans service organization, with over two million Legionnaires serving the motto, “Veterans Strengthening America.” By extending their service beyond their military enlistment, Legionnaires seek to improve the well-being of their fellow veterans, their families, their communities, and the country through various services and programs including youth mentorship, homeless veteran assistance, and quality-of-life improvements for wounded veterans. To learn more about The American Legion and their mission, visit https://www.legion.org/.
“Henry Repeating Arms believes in The American Legion’s principles and mission of strengthening America by upholding American values, fostering patriotism, giving back, and we respect their many extraordinary accomplishments,” said Wickstrom during Tuesday’s General Session. He continued, “Thank you to all who have served, to those who are currently serving. We are forever indebted to you and the sacrifices you have made.”