THE DEPARTMENT OF CONNECTICUT'S AMERICAN LEGION CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT
At 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019, Buck-Dubiel Post 101 in Somers, Conn., as well as other posts across Connecticut, presented to their local public library a history of the Connecticut American Legion Family from 1919 -2019. The date chosen represents 100 years since the Legion's first caucus in Paris, France, March 15-17, 1919. The birthday gift represents 100 years of Legionnaires (men and women who served at least one day of active duty in the Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserve during a wartime period) serving their Connecticut communities.
Post 101's presentation was made by Post Commander David McCaffrey, Post Public Relations Director Sherri Marquis and Post Operations Officer/2018 Department of Connecticut Legionnaire of the Year Leroy Collins to the director of the Somers Public Library, Jessica Miller, in the lobby of the library located at 2 Vision Blvd.
The ceremony was small but memorable, reflective of the Legion's ongoing mission to connect with our Legion Family and our communities for the next 100 years and beyond.