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
  • Gift Card Raffle 5 pm
  • Dinner Menu; w/ all you can eat fish 5 - 8 pm
  • Karaoke 7 - 11 pm

 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • BBQ Pork & Chicken Dinner with Sides;

            live band 4 - 8 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2018

  • Car Show; Brats, Hot dogs, Specials of the week (Main Hall & Outside)
  • Convention Parade (Minneapolis)

 

Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Florida Delegation Private Dinner (Main Hall Evening)

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

  • Commanders Dinner (Convention Evening)

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

  • Gift Card Raffle 5 pm
  • $1.50 Hamburgers 5 - 8 pm
  • $3.00 California Burgers 5 - 8 pm
  • $2.00 Fish Sandwich 5 - 8 pm

Thursday, August 30, 2018

  • Last Day of Convention
  • $2 Tacos 5 - 8 pm