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Plainview American Legion Post 179 Birthday

Members and friends of Plainview American Legion Post 179 celebrated the national organization’s 105th birthday with an event on Saturday at the Legion.


According to the Plainview News, Plainview Legion president Maggie Craig discussed the American Legion’s history, from an early period during which veterans were not longer a priority - which led to establishment of the Legion - to the organization leading the way for veterans’ health and the G.I. Bill, and supporting programs for young people.


The event included a salute to the colors, a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action tribute, the introduction of Post and Unit officers, and a dinner.


As a gift, the Legion Auxiliary presented a monetary donation to the Legion for renovations of the club in Plainview.


The Legion was established March 15, 1919 in Paris as a patriotic veterans’ organization, according to



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