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American Legion turns 100

American Legion Posts in Door and Kewaunee Counties are celebrating the national organization’s centennial celebration this month. The American Legion was established by Congress as a patriotic veterans organization, with its first meeting of World War I soldiers taking place in Paris. Honorably discharged veterans must have been on federal active duty during a wartime conflict to qualify as a member. American Legion Posts do more than just make sure their fellow military veterans are taken care of by hosting fundraisers and events to support a number of local causes. Sturgeon Bay Post 62 Commander Deb Logerquist says the camaraderie developed among its members is important.

Door County has American Legion posts in Sister Bay, Washington Island, Sturgeon Bay, and Forestville while Kewaunee County has them in Kewaunee, Algoma, Casco, and Luxemburg. This is the first in a series of reports commemorating American Legion’s 100th Anniversary. 

 

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