Category Archives: Centennial

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. Continue reading

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Finding a Home for our At-Large Members

Post No. 6 members are gathering today at the Post to work together in a project to invite Department of North Carolina at-large post member (members of Post 1981) to affiliate with Chapel Hill. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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It’s official–We now own the Ray Estate Property

In the small law office of Stewman, Booker, and Love, Post Commander Bill Munsee “seals the deal” on a new 128 acre home site for American Legion Chapel Hill Post No. 6. The new home site is off NC Highway 54 in … Continue reading

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And the choice is….

This month’s post member meeting presentation unveiled multiple exterior designs for our new post home.  Gurltiz Architectural Group PA of Chapel Hill, post architects, shared three designs previously considered by the post’s Design Committee and Executive Committee. There was a … Continue reading

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We’re Moving? The Second 100 Years

After 61 years on Legion Road, Chapel Hill Post 6 is pulling up stakes and relocating nearby. It was a tough decision and a project that was over five years in planning. We are excited and look at our changes as a necessary part of our post’s growth and continuing legacy to the community. Continue reading

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Pete Jaeger Memorial Service – Jan 6th

The Post will host a Celebration of Life Memorial Service for 3rd Vice Commander Pete Jaeger. Pete served our Post and the community with distinction and enthusiasm. In fact, he was very active in the Post Revitalization Program and focused on future planning, finances, and membership. His actions were instrumental in keeping the post growing so that we could rebuild and create a positive environment for the next 100 years. Continue reading

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Department of NC to Publish Member Directory

The American Legion’s Centennial year is fast approaching. It is 2019 and we’ll be celebrating the assembly of American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in Europe to form the American Legion. The Department of North Carolina is also preparing for their their centennial. Part of their program is a project to create a 100th Anniversary Member Directory. Continue reading

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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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