American Legion History

The American Legion is the largest veterans' organization in the United States. It was founded by a group of 20 officers serving in the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, in response from force headquarters to find ways to improve troop morale. After the the Armistice in 1918 the group formed a temporary committee to continue the organization, and at it first meeting in Paris in March 1919, about 1,000 officers and enlisted attended. It was chartered by Congress in September of 1919 and the Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1919 was held to create a Constitution and by-laws. To celebrate our 100th anniversary the American Legion is holding it's 100th convention in the same location it held it's organizing convention in.

Rosetown Memorial American Legion Post 542 100th Anniversary Events During Convention

Friday, August 24, 2018

Delegations begin arriving in Minnesota

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Car Show (Main Hall & Outside)

Convention Parade (Minneapolis)

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Florida Delegation Private Dinner (Main Hall Evening)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Commanders Dinner (Convention Evening)

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Last Day of Convention

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