American Legion celebrates 93 years of service

 

American Legion 93rd 3-16

By AMY GAREIS
News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ -The Cadiz American Legion Post 34 has plenty to celebrate as it recognizes more than 90 years of service this week.

The organization will hold its 93rd Anniversary Dinner on March 21 at the post headquarters on East Spring Street. Legionnaires, Sons of the American Legion and auxiliary members will hold a social hour starting at 5 p.m. with the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Speakers and honors will be distributed, including Legionnaire of the Year. Post 34 includes a total of 220 Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion and auxiliary members.

The American Legion organization was formed in 1919 while the Cadiz post began one year later. Since then, it has actively supported veterans and the community through various fund-raising activities. The groups are also expected to report on ventures throughout the year.

“We give charitable donations,” Long said. “We have eight child or youth organizations from Help Me Grow to Harrison Hills City Schools and approximately 25 percent of our donations go to veterans, their families and spouses and the community.”

About $9,000 was doled out during 2012 with a total of $12,000 given over the past two years.

“We think that’s great for a small post,” he said.
Post 34 includes a total of 220 Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion and auxiliary members.

More information can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

NH Photo/AMY GAREIS

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