Category Archives: Memorial Day

Memorial Day Open House

We will again open our doors and Post Home to the general public as we remember those who served their country but are no longer with us. Come join us. Continue reading

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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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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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North Carolina Battleship Needs Us

In 1946, the most decorated U.S. Navy battleship of World War II returned to her place of birth, New York Navy Shipyard, to be decommissioned.  She was five years young. Reported by the Japanese as sunk, she survived 15 battles … Continue reading

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I Was Asked to Serve…

It is with regret that we share the news that one of our former Memorial Day guest speakers, Colonel Saul Strauss, U.S. Army, Medical Dental Corps, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Colonel Strauss served as an oral surgeon in the U.S. Army Dental Corps, but he performed in combat as a battlefield Field Surgeon. He served his country for 37 years and made Chapel Hill his home. Continue reading

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Women Veterans Historial Project on Display Memorial Day

We are very fortunate to have Beth Ann Koelsch, curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project, return to Chapel Hill to participate in our Memorial Day remembrance. Continue reading

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Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day is fast approaching. We are going to spend the next two weeks sprucing up the post and getting ready for our guests. Are you ready to chip in and help? Continue reading

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Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Todd Passes

Lieutenant Colonel Ralph R. Todd, U.S. Army (Ret.) of Chapel Hill, died July 10, 2012. He was 99 years old. Continue reading

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Memorial Day Report

Memorial Day was simply great in Chapel Hill for long time members of American Legion Post 6. We have a 93-year history of service to our town and we have shown that we can still do it in style. Continue reading

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