Post 29 to celebrate 100 years on Sept. 21

American Legion Post 29 of Elkins is celebrating its 100th birthday Sept. 21. The Legion has much to celebrate with its continued service to our community, Elkins and Randolph County and the American people as a whole.

The American Legion was the leading force behind getting the Legion Act passed and now signed by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. This act now allows all veterans, all veterans, to become a member of one of the greatest veterans organizations, and there are many. Some of our organizations require you to have served overseas in a war or be a member of a certain service.

With this new act, any veteran can now join and contribute to the community, state and nation and the American Legion. Post 29 of Elkins sponsors Boy Scout Troop 66, the annual Hillbilly Hardball Classic, the annual Christmas Dinner Basket to those families who would otherwise not have a dinner, 4-H and Camp Pioneer of Randolph County, our local Cancer Support Group and more.

Yes, we have a lot to celebrate. Our birthday is to recognize all those who have served our community for 100 years and to encourage others to join and continue our traditions of honorable service to our community.

The dinner will be Sept. 21 with the social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner will consist of one-fourth chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, corn, salad, a roll and cake for dessert. In order to bring you this dinner, we are asking you to RSVP by Sept. 13 so we can purchase what we need. We will not accept any walk-ins at the door. You must pre-purchase your tickets. Tickets are available at the office or in the clubroom. You may call and reserve tickets at 304-636-3930 or at alpost29@suddenlinkmail.com. Thank you, and hope to see you there.

Mike Cardinal

Adjutant Post 29