Category Archives: Centennial

A hundred years has passed since the first men sailed for Europe to fight for freedom. And, in 1919, the returning servicemen joined together in France to form the American Legion. How much do you know about “the war to end all wars?”
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House Passes Roe, Walz Resolution Authorizing American Legion Centennial Coin

The House passed Representatives Roe and Walz’s resolution to authorize the creation of a commemorative coin in honor of The American Legion’s 100 years of service to America’s veterans. Continue reading

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It’s a New Beginning – Our Second Hundred Years

Yesterday, Post Commander Bill Munsee, Adjutant Lee Heavlin, and 2nd Vice Commander Robert Medred joined the Chapel Hill Town Manager Roger Stancil and Town Attorney Ralph Karpinos for the formal closing of the sale of Post 6 to the Town … Continue reading

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98 Years Young

We have entered our 98th year, as we were formed in October 28, 1919. That is right. We gathered at a convention in Raleigh earlier that year to form a North Carolina Department of the American Legion. 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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