During the American Legion Department of Louisiana Convention held in Alexandria June 8-11, Glenn McFarlain (left) from James O. Hall Post 19 in Jennings received the Department (state-level) M.C. “Mike” Gehr Blue Cap Award in recognition of outstanding activities and time so generously given in promoting the programs of The American Legion. Presenting the award were department honored guest Laura Clark (center) and Eugene “Skip” Pellegrin (right), president of the M.C. “Mike” Gehr Blue Cap Club. There were 8 finalists from throughout the state of Louisiana who were in consideration for this award. McFarlain is a past commander of Post 19 who is a member of the board of directors of Jennings American Legion Hospital. He is also a member of Post 19’s honor guard, which renders military funeral honors for veterans whose services are conducted in Jefferson Davis Parish. Upon receiving the award, Glenn acknowledged that he was privileged and fortunate to be part of a great organization like Post 19.