2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion. This story reveals the origins of the organization through its first tumultuous years on the battlefields of Europe at the end of the World War I. Address: Derry Area High School 988 N. Chestnut St Ext, Derry, PA 15627
Using historical records and newspaper accounts of the day, we will see how it grew to become an important part of the response to World War I and every conflict beyond that time. Finally, the future of this and other patriotic organizations will be discussed in relation to what they still offer American veterans today.
Bob MacPherson is a retired U.S. Navy officer and 43 year member of the American Legion, including service as a Commander of Post 553 in Elizabeth PA, and additional official roles among posts in three states. This program is free, but registration is required. Call to register at 724-694-5765.