The American Legion celebrates its 100th year anniversary of service to our veterans, communities, state, and Nation in 2019. The American Legion is celebrating this historic milestone for 15 months! From National Convention in Minneapolis, MN August 2018 to Veterans Day 2019, The American Legion will host celebrations across the country to celebrate this historic event.
What will our post do? We may consider doing something the same day Post 141 signed the Application for Post of the American Legion, or when Post 141’s charter was signed by the National Commander? Maybe we could plan a celebration along with other celebrations the community currently has planned? Maybe a solemn ceremony around the burial site of the first Post Commander? Or a special Dinner celebrating past Post Commanders?
The American Legion has created a fantastic website to share Post 141 on the World Wide Web! Maybe you have some ideas for a quick story for the Post timeline, or have some great photos you’d like to share. Find our Post 141 on the National Centennial Celebration website at https://centennial.legion.org/iowa/post141. Send any ideas to Amy Muse at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’d love to add your stories and pictures!
Amy has brought back Iowa Department Centennial Coins and pins from Fall Conference 2018. The coins are $10.00 each and the pins are $5.00 each. The first 10 Legionnaires that attend the Annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, March 24th will receive a pin FREE! Social Hour begins at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, so plan to attend early to get your pin FREE! The Department also has glasses selling for $10.00 each that can be ordered.
Amy also has 10 raffle tickets for one of two American Legion Centennial pistols that will be raffled by Iowa Department for $20 a ticket. The first will be raffled at the Iowa Department Summer Convention in July 2018. Ticket sales for the second pistol will begin at Summer Convention. Both pistols are limited to 500 tickets.