Accepting the Post's donation were Jerry Parker, of Rome, the commander of the Legion's 7th District; and Dale Barnett, Legion commander for the state of Georgia.
Parker said the American Legion has set a goal this year of $100,000. The money pays for a variety of unfunded equipment and supplies that make the lives of recovering and ill veterans easier.
"We give the money to VA hospital in Georgia and other hospitals elsewhere that service veterans from Georgia," Barnett said. "In the past this has included such things as voice-activated televisions in spinal rehabilitation (wards) ... and comfort items such as popcorn machines and snow cone machines."
The Rockmart Legion post hosted a 7th District meeting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
The post is located at 1 Veterans Circle, off West Elm Street in Rockmart.
The welcome mat was spread for about 135 people, representing 20 posts and 51,000 veterans.
Guest speakers, representing U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's office, were Linda Liles, service academy director and constituent service representative; and John O'Keefe, deputy director.
The Congressman's representatives provided an overview of pending legislation of interest to veterans and their families.
Barnett and Commander Mike Powell spoke in the afternoon session.
Seventh district officers include Parker, Senior Vice Commander Marcellus Yancy, Junior Vice Commanders Charlie Bryant, Bobby Allen, Bill Dempsey, Tom Shell; Adjutant George Shelton, Finance Officer Dean Jarman, Chaplain Parker, Sgt.-At-Arms Tom Hash, Judge Advocate Paul Sleep, Service Officer Larry Hester and Historian Ken Temples.