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Honor those who went before
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Happy Birthday to The American Legion!
15 Month Celebration
of 100 Years of Service!
The American Legion will soon be celebrating 100 years of service to our country’s Veterans and youth. The Official National Celebration will begin at the 100th National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota from August 24 to 30, 2018. It will continue through the 101st Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 23-29, 2019 and culminate with Veterans Day Activities in November.
Each Post is being encouraged by the National and Department leadership to plan local observances in honor of this historic occasion. There is a special commemoration section on the National website (www.legion.org) for individual Posts to tell about their Post history, show some pictures of Post activities, and to present their ideas for what the next 100 years of The American Legion will bring. I hope we have some members who would like to step up to make sure our history is recorded, who would like to do a first-class presentation to show off who we are and what we do for the Boyne area, and who would like to plan a vision of where the Post wants to be in 5, 10, 25 or 50 years.
The easy part of our history is this: 15 Veterans in Boyne City were named as Charter Members on the temporary Charter in July of 1920: Oris Chance, William De Fairchild, O. B. McCutcheon, L. R. Barnes, James Quick, James Dean, Lewis Tooley, R. F. Barden, Tracy LaCroix, Carl Agan, Max Harper, L. A. Simpkins, William Lanz, Worth Johnson, and Howard Middleton. In October, 1920 our permanent Charter was signed by the National and Department Commanders and respective adjutants. Both of these documents are hanging in the Legion Hall. It is the life of the Post since then, our "dash" as a community based Veterans organization which needs further documentation and promotion.