American Legion celebrates organization’s 95th year Sunday
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On Sunday, the American Legion will be celebrating 95 years of service with a birthday celebration at the post.

On March 15, 1919, the first Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. The Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.

The American Legion’s official name was adopted and the Legion’s draft Preamble and Constitution were approved May 1919. Congress chartered The American Legion in September of that same year.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

We have the opportunity to honor and preserve the memories of those who created the American Legion with this celebration Sunday.

There will be lunch and a cake. Entertainment will be the Southeast Navy Band.There will be a Medal of Honor Museum display also.

Activities begin at 1 p.m. at the post home, 227 James Asbury Drive, off Paul Huff Parkway.