Legion to observe 100th anniversary
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American Legion Post 172 in Mount Ayr will have a 100 year anniversary September 3 at 6 p.m.
An evening is planned to honor the men and women who have made there ultimate sacrifice to serve their country.
The post officially had its charter signed September 3, 1919. John Mills was the organizer and was the first Commander of the Legion. Officially the post was named Ringgold Post 0172. Members of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) joined to keep up membership in the organization. The post had many locations, starting uptown and moving to the present location on July 4, 1978.
The Boy Scouts, Randy Johnson 5th District Commander from Deep River, and other guests will work with the Legion to make this all possible.
Bob and Janet Moore will honor one of our fallen who has yet to return to Ringgold County. Pvt. Jack Marshall, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry division, remains missing in Korea. Jack’s sister Mrs. Janie Koch of Sargeant Bluff, will attend the evening tribute.
There will be a free will donation meal for all with cake and homemade ice-cream.