MAYOR TURNER to declare March 15 AMERICAN LEGION CENTENNIAL DAY
HOUSTON – March 4, 2019 – The American Legion is turning 100 and American Legion Post 560 in Houston is planning to celebrate.
The post, located in Garden Oaks, was chartered in 1946. The organization as a whole traces its roots to March 15-17, 1919, in Paris, France, in the aftermath of World War I. The American Legion was federally chartered on Sept. 16, 1919, and quickly became an influential force at the national, state and local levels, dedicated to service to veterans, strong national defense, youth and patriotism.
Post 560, currently numbers 400 members plus 160 in the affiliated American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion.
“The American Legion Family of Houston is excited to share both the legacy and the vision of our organization,” Post 560 Commander Tony Moreno said. “We’ve done a lot of good, and intend to keep doing it for a second century.”
Veterans, family, friends, and the community are invited to an Anniversary Reception on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 5:00-6:00 PM at Garden Oaks American Legion Post 560, 3720 Alba Road, Houston, Texas 77018. D ress is casual attire (with Legion Caps, if possible).
MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER will be our very special guest. He is presenting a proclamation to our commander declaring March 15, 2019 as AMERICAN LEGION CENTENNIAL DAY in Houston, Texas.
Come share the legacy.
Be part of the future.