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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The American Legion

1919

 
 
The American Legion 1919 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
1. The American Legion 1919 Marker
Inscription. Side A
The American Legion, an organization of U.S. War Veterans was founded in Paris, France, March 15~17, 1919 by delegates from combat and service units of the American Expeditionary Force assembled in response to a call by a committee headed by Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. A national charter was granted by Congress on September 16, 1919. The charter has been amended over the years to admit veterans of all American Wars to its membership. Nonsectarian and nonpolitical, the American Legion membership requirement is an honorable service and an honorable discharge.

Side B
Florence-Lauderdale Post Number II Department of Alabama 1919
On July 15, 1919, following a petition signed by fifteen charter members, the American Legion Post Number II, Florence, Alabama was organized, with Albert McFarland, commander, Bob Eastep, vice-commander, and George Bowen, adjutant. This post held its first meetings on West Tennessee Street, across from the location of the original court house. Construction of the original wing of this historic home of Post Number II, 318 South Court Street, commenced on March 15, 1936. This building is dedicated to the memory of those from Lauderdale County who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War I.
 
Erected by Florence Historical
The American Legion Florence-Lauderdale Post Number II Department of Alabama 1919 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 27, 2009
2. The American Legion Florence-Lauderdale Post Number II Department of Alabama 1919
Board Florence, Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 47.857′ N, 87° 40.47′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Court Street and Dr Hicks Blvd. on S. Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 S Court Street, Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lauderdale County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Rolling Stones in the Shoals in 1969/Sticky Fingers Ranks Among Greatest Albums (about 500 feet away); Church Spring and School (about 800 feet away); John McKinley Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mark Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Hicks Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Florence Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wheeler Rifles (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, World I
 
The American Legion image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 6, 2010
3. The American Legion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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