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American Legion celebrates 100th birthday
By media release
Mar 15, 2019
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Bonham, Texas -- Friday, March 15, 2019 marks the 100th birthday of the American Legion.

Clyde Cosper State Veterans Home in Bonham will host a birthday celebration at 2:00 p.m.

The American Legion is a U.S. war veterans organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is made up of state, U.S. territory, and overseas departments, and these are in turn made up of local posts. The legislative body of The American Legion is a national convention, held annually. The organization was founded on March 15, 1919, at the American Club near Place de la Concorde in Paris, France, by members of the American Expeditionary Forces, and it was chartered on September 16, 1919, by the U.S. Congress