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American Legion Birthday/Potluck Party This Friday, March 15th


Legion_Birthday_0081This week is the American Legion’s 94th birthday and our local Estes Park Post 119′s 93rd birthday.

The Estes Park Legion was chartered on May 18, 1920. Those names on the charter are: Roland F. Reed, Albert Hayden, Robert H. Lindley, Charles F. Hix, Julian Hayden, Charles N. Anderson, Alson S. Chapman, Frank C. Bond, Roy Baldwin, Ralph S. Doud, Dan H. Byrd, John D. Skerman, Clifford Mantor, James A. Worthington & Howard M. Cheney.

March 15, the designated birthday of The American Legion, is the day in 1919 when the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United States is celebrated on July 4 – for the day in 1776 when revolting patriots declared the independence of the British colonies and the spirit of America was born – March 15 is the date on which the Legion came to life.

The mission of the American Legion is to honor the sacrifices of those who have served: our veterans, military and their families both home and abroad. For God and Country, they advocate for veteran’s education, our citizens, mentor youth, promote patriotism and good citizenship, peace and security.

Leionnaires, Son’s and Auxiliary members and guests are invited to gather at The American Legion Post 119 located at 850 N. St. Vrain this Friday, March 15 for a birthday celebration and potluck dinner.

Please bring your favorite dish to share, suggestions include potato dishes, salads, casseroles, pasta, vegetable, rolls, or appetizers. RSVP to 970-586-6118.

The Legion and Son’s will provide main meat entrees and the Ladies Auxiliary will present the birthday cake.

Each year, Legion posts across the country hold events – public, private or both – to commemorate this anniversary.

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