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By Natalie Gorsuch
Williamsburg Correspondent 

Legion Celebrates One Hundred Years of Service

 

Provided by Natalie Gorsuch

The current members of the Legion Family Centennial Committee are (from left): Tammie Campbell Lingenfelter, Johnna Donnelly, Julie Singer, Walt Edwards, Jackie Weaver, Lynne Edwards-Akers, Brad Curry and Tammy Curry.

For one hundred years old, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary are aging quite well.

The organization was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran's organization focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities. Evolving from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I, the legion has grown into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States with membership standing at over 2 million and 13,000 posts worldwide, according to www.legion.org.

The Legion Auxiliary is currently the world's largest women's patriotic servic...



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