Mayor Proclaims March 15, 2019 "American Legion Centennial Day"

Date: March 8, 2019


Mayor proclaims March 15, 2019 “American Legion Centennial Day”


WEST BEND, WI (March 5, 2019) – Mayor Sadownikow declared Friday, March 15, 2019 to be “American Legion Centennial Day.”

During the presentation of the proclamation at the West Bend Common Council meeting Monday evening, Mayor Sadownikow praised the veterans’ service organization, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary through Veterans Day 2019.  The American Legion has built a legacy of dedicated service to veterans, the military, families and communities since its founding in March of 1919.  The national organization was formally chartered by Congress on September 16, 1919. 

Mayor Sadownikow hailed the Legion Family’s legacy of community volunteerism and the organization’s significant national role in the development of U.S. Flag Code and the passage of the GI Bill. 

“Since 1919, Lt. Ray Dickop Post 36 has lived the Legion’s commitment to service,” Sadownikow said.  “Their support of youth programs, readiness to assist in national disasters, and call to honor and remember those who came before is unparalleled.  I join the citizens of West Bend as we all look forward to the Legion’s second century of service.”

With a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on four pillars of service and advocacy: veterans, military personnel, youth programs and patriotic values.  Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through more than 13,000 posts across the nation and around the world.

Congratulations and thank you to Post 36 and to our veterans for 100 years of service. 




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