American Legion Post Organized in 1920

(09/17/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/1/1920.

American Legion

The American Legion, as all ex-servicemen know, is an organization of discharged soldiers for the promoting and furthering of the interests of American ideals.

It is non-political and non-sectarian.

Rank has absolutely no place in the organization.  The private has the same standing as the General.

There were in West Virginia up to March 15, 91 Posts.  Calhoun county will make 92.

Nearly every county has one or more posts.  So far we have been behind.

We now have a temporary Charter, issued on application of 15 ex-service men, and a meeting will be held in the Court House, Friday night April 2, at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of electing officers and making application for a Permanent Charter.

All ex-service men are requested to be present and assist us in making this organization.  Let's have for our  slogan "Every Soldier in the County a Member" till we have 100 percent enrollment.

Now don't leave this up to "the other fellow."  It will take everybody to make it a success.

Calhoun county is way behind so far in this (illegible), but let's come to the front with a record speed in "getting away."  Don't forget the day and hour is Friday night, April 2, at 8 o'clock.


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