Monthly Archives: May 2016

World War II Veterans in Chapel Hill

We are not sure how many World War II veterans are living in and around Chapel Hill, but we do know that we have a few at our post. In fact, several of them are very active in post affairs and represent the post and their service at military commemoration and service events. Continue reading

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Silent Graves

We are continually amazed by the youth of Chapel Hill.  This poem was written last year for Memorial Day by then Chapel Hill High School Junior Leanna Elise Long.  It was read by her at the Veterans of Foreign Wars … Continue reading

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Post 6 History and Changes Coming

On August 28, 1919, our post was chartered as Chapel Hill Post No.6, American Legion. We have been in Chapel Hill for almost 100 years and at our current site for over 60 years. Our next hundred years is sure to be just as exciting. Continue reading

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Ever Changing and Evolving Posts

The American Legion formed immediately after World War II in France. It was formed to give our doughboys something to do as they waited and prepared to head home. The “War to end all wars” was over. It was time to return home and return to their families and start a new life as citizens. Continue reading

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Memorial Day Open House

Memorial Day is very special to our post. We remember those who have served their country and are now departed. They will never be forgotten and we have honored them annually since 1920. Continue reading

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