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American Legion To Celebrate 100th Anniversary


March 7, 2019

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Judy Bagwell, Gold Star mother of Charlie Bagwell, who was killed in action, and Frank Duckworth place a wreath at the courthouse during the Memorial Day ceremony.

On Saturday, March 16, The American Legion is turning 100, and Monroe Wilson Post No. 88 in Brevard is planning to celebrate. Legacy and vision are the two primary planks in The American Legion's 100th Anniversary Celebration platform. This article addresses the centennial event and the Legion's vision for the next hundred years.

The American Legion, organized by combat troops of the American Expeditionary Forces in Paris a century ago, formed its identity according to four primary pillars of advocacy: veterans, defense, youth and Americanism. The Monroe Wilson Post No. 88 in Brevard was...

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