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The Mount Ayr Americal Legion Post #172 held their 100th anniversary celebration Tuesday evening at their building in Mount Ayr.
The evening was a chance to honor the men and women who have made there ultimate sacrifice in 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.
During the ceremony it was noted some original members of the post were civil war veterans.
The post also recognized veteran Jake Dailey as having been a member of the post for 72 years.
The Boy Scouts, Randy Johnson 5th District Commander from Deep River,also took part uin the ceremony.
The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of a flag to Janie Koch, sister of missing Ringgold County soldier Jack Marshall from the Korean War. The family is hoping DNA testing of remains from the war will be able to identify Marshall and return him to Ringgold County in the near future.