American Legion will celebrate centennial birthday on March 26

By Alice Bremer
    The American Legion Post 81 of Bourbon and Auxiliary Unit 81 will celebrate the 100th birthday of the American Legion on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Bourbon. The Legion was founded on March 15, 1919 in Paris, France by members of the American Expeditionary Forces and was chartered by the US Congress in September that same year.  The name “The American Legion” was adopted two months after the founding at a caucus held in St. Louis, Missouri.

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