Celebrating the New Year with a New Home

In the summer of 1919 a group of World War I veterans gathered in Raleigh to consider creating an American Legion Department for the State of North Carolina.  From that convention, local veterans from Chapel Hill joined together for a Chapel Hill Post and received their Charter on August 28th, 1919.

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General Pershing Visits Post 6

Chapel Hill Post No. 6 kicked off their Centennial celebrations by joining with their local Army ROTC Unit at UNC Chapel Hill to sponsor David Shuey, who portrays General John J. Pershing. Mr. Shuey is a professional actor, “History teller,” and historic person re-enactor. He spoke in the persona of General John Joseph Pershing.

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American Legion History – Chapel Hill

We have been reading some interesting things about the American Legion in Chapel Hill over the past several years. We have heard stories about our aged facilities, dying veterans, folding up (our tents) and heading out, or even leaving Chapel Hill. It is like some of our neighbors are writing and talking about the veterans of Chapel Hill without reading their “book”–their history.

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General John J. Pershing – History brought to life

Chapel Hill Post No. 6, American Legion, is proud to join the Army ROTC Unit at UNC Chapel Hill to sponsor David Shuey, who portrays General “Black Jack” John Pershing. Mr. Shuey is a “Historyteller” and historic person re-enactor. He will be speaking in the form of General John Joseph Pershing.

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