Keith Davis honored at Legion conference
American Legion District #4 held its District Spring Conference in Orem on March 28. At this meeting, Keith Davis of Springville was presented a 70-year Certificate of Continuous Membership from Springville Commander Fred Hurst. The certificate was signed by American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm.
Davis has served the American Legion in many ways. He has held every office in the Post #28 and was commander for many years. He was a counselor at American Legion Boys State for 20 years. He was first vice commander for District #4. He was department historian for 13
He is also in the American Legion Honor Guard and has participated in almost 2,000 veterans funerals beginning in 1946. He drew the plans for the Veterans Pavilion in Kelly’s Grove and the Veterans Memorial in Evergreen Cemetery. He has been chairman of the Legion Oratorical Contest.
Keith has given talks about his World War II service in Europe with General George Patton’s 3rd Army to groups at colleges, high schools and middle schools. He has spoken at firesides, to empty nesters, to civic clubs and at Scout meetings. Davis knows that freedom is not free.