Legion celebrates 94th birthday
Concordia American Legion celebrated its 94th birthday Saturday, March 9 with a dinner and dance and special recognition of longtime members.
The Legion was founded in 1919 after the official end of World War I. The Concordia Post 76 is one of the first posts in Kansas to be chartered that same year.
Members who have continuous years of membership ranging from five to 50 were recognized. These included Alphonse Derousseau, Clay Center, who was present to receive his 50-year pin and a special citation from the American Legion National Commander. Two other members, Loren C. Brown, Bonner Springs, and Edward Freeman, Minneapolis, who were not present, also will receive 50-year pins.
Special guests were Bev Mortimer, USD 333 superintendent, and Roy Reif, manager of the Concordia Walmart. Post Commander Rick Simpson presented Reif, who is retiring from Walmart this month, a plaque for his years of support of the Legion and its programs. Mortimer received a check from the American Legion family for $1650 that will enable three veterans to participate in the Honor Flight program that will be taking WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. in May.
Charles Myers, American Legion District Commander, presented the Concordia American Legion Riders with a plaque from the National Commander for their generous support of the American Legion Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund provides college tuition to children of military members who have been killed while on active duty.
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