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Bedford in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379

Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379 Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379 Marker

The American Legion was founded in 1919 and chartered by the U.S. Congress as an organization for veterans of World War I. Membership peaked after World War II, and the American Legion remains the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization. Its work focuses on communities through youth mentoring, scholarships, patriotic programs, promotion of strong national security, and continued advocacy, care and devotion to its members and active military personnel and their families. The American Legion Department of Texas numbers 480 posts and more than 65,000 members.

In October 1963, Omer Leon Carrothers, superintendent of the Bedford School System, met with other veterans at Stonegate Elementary School to discuss organization of an American Legion Post in the community. On October 1, 1964, the post received its temporary charter and began having general membership meetings at the Bedford Boys Ranch Activity Center. Meetings moved to a building in the 300 block of State Highway 10 in Hurst in 1966 and the post received its permanent charter on March 2, 1967, with Carrothers as commander and William Upton as adjutant. In
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1969, the post began Memorial Day services at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville, which became an annual tradition. The post acquired property for a new meeting place on N. Industrial Blvd in the late 1970s. In August 1984, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Post 379 was "Post of the Month" in the national American Legion magazine. The post has also undertaken many projects and programs with affiliated groups in the area such as the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion, the American Legion Riders and the Forty and Eight. Through its work, the post continues to support and enrich the community, state and nation.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2022 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 20097.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
Location. 32° 51.276′ N, 97° 6.012′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on North Industrial Boulevard south of Glenn Drive, on the left when traveling north. This marker is attached to the front wall of the Post, facing Industrial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1245 N Industrial Blvd, Bedford TX 76021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379 with Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, July 16, 2022
2. Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379 with Marker
flies. Elisha Adam Euless (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spring Garden School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Spring Garden Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bedford Church of Christ (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bedford Reunion (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pleasant Glade Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Commercial Horticulture in Euless (approx. 2.1 miles away); Euless School (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
More about this marker. The dedication ceremony for this marker was held March 19, 2022 at 13:00.
Additional keywords. Veterans
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2022, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2022, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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