A Genuine “Wow!” and Bucket List Museum

Every service, every war or conflict, every uniform, and every vehicle worth remembering is present at this EXTENSIVE collection.  Now, before you click the link below, take a walk to the kitchen or refrigerator for the beverage of your choice.  You are in for a long ride.  A ride down memory lane.  I’ll bet you will bookmark, share, and rewatch this video more than once.  Here goes….enjoy.

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Chapel Hill Post 6 Honor Guard Performs at a Dedication

On Saturday, January 9th, 2021, the American Legion Chapel Hill Post 6 Honor Guard Team, commanded by Lewis Atwater, performed its first presentation in the community. It was an honor to share our wonderful Honor Guard with the Azalea Estates retirement community  as they celebrated their Grand Opening and Flag Raising at their new facility located on Estes Drive in Chapel Hill.

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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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