Legion Riders at Post 6?

We have been talking about Legion Riders at Post 6 for a number of years now, but we wound the spring, but it never quite sprung.  Commander Bill Munsee wrote, “Some of you may know I have been trying to start an American Legion Riders Club for the past five or six years without great success…Seems like every time we are ready to “pull-the-trigger” one of our riders has to drop out for one reason or another. With the new influx of younger Legionnaires, there has been an increase in the number of potential motorcycle riders and we are going to start again.

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National D-Day Memorial

The story about the Bedford Boys is a tale of country kids who signed up for the Reserve to receive extra pay for weekend drills.  Pearl Harbor changed all of that and the men of Bedford, Virginia, was ordered to active duty and that led to a D-Day Landing.  In 2011 a Chapel Hill High School 10th-grader, Gracian D’Cruz, asked the Chapel Hill Knights of Columbus and other  local veteran groups  to help sponsor a project to fund the National D-Day Memorial.  It was in financial trouble and local students wanted to help.  Local vets led by American Legionnaires Jerry Pilarski and Lee Heavlin worked to help the students.  Chapel Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars  Post 9100 also  provided funding and support and, in June students and veterans travelled to Bedford for the 67th D-Day Commemoration events. Gene and Louise Drogos also made the trip. 

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History Shared and Preserved

“PH” Craig, a long time Chapel Hill resident, has been making significant donations to the North Carolina Transportation Museum.  These are gifts from the heart as they are items from his former extensive collection of historic vehicles.  His story is one of sharing and giving back, so that others may see first hand North Carolina and American History.

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Boys State News

The award-winning documentary “Boys State” follows four young men during a week at Texas Boys State in 2018, the year after their predecessors voted to secede from the U.S. That event prompted filmmakers Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss to make the film, which follows Ben Feinstein, Steven Garza, Robert McDougal and Rene Otero through the program.

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Post History Shared

As you look around the new post you will see member-provided memorabilia.  Items will appear on the walls.  There are command plaques, paintings, pictures and more.  There are also some items that have a history…a Post historical item.  It could be a flag, book, map, or decor.  All these things decorate our post in the same way that we post things around our own homes, dens, offices, and yards.  

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History on Sale – Saturday 27 June Rummage Sale

We are mostly packed up and preparing to move and, like our own home of many years, not everything will go with us.  Now we need your help. Whether you call it a tag sale, yard sale, rummage, or garage sale, we are holding a one-time FOUR-HOUR SALE.  It is on Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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