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Legion Post 88 Celebrates National Group's Centennial


Last updated 2/13/2019 at 4:41pm

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The American Legion Monroe Wilson Post 88 was chartered in the early 1920s. It was named in honor of Monroe Wilson, the first native of Transylvania County killed in World War I. He was a casualty of a German gas attack and died on the train returning home to Transylvania County.

(The following is Part 1 of two articles about the history and centennial celebration of The American Legion. Part 1 addresses the 100-year history of the organization and its role in the olden times of Transylvania County.)

On Saturday, March 16, The American Legion is turning 100, and Monroe Wilson Post 88 in Brevard is planning to celebrate.

The American Legion traces its roots to March 15-17, 1919, in Paris, France, founded by U.S. World War 1 military personnel stationed there who were dedicated to four pillars of service and advocacy: veterans, military personnel, youth and pa...

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