Amer­i­can Le­gion hon­ored by Span­ish Fork cham­ber

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The Span­ish Fork Salem Area Cham­ber of Com­merce con­grat­u­lates Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 68, its Jan­uary busi­ness of the month. The Amer­i­can Le­gion is a wartime vet­er­ans’ or­ga­ni­za­tion formed in Paris on March 16, 1919, by mem­bers of the Amer­i­can Ex­pe­di­tionary Forces. It was char­tered by Congress on Sept. 16, 1919.

In ad­di­tion to or­ga­niz­ing com­mem­o­ra­tive events, vol­un­teer vet­er­ans op­er­at­ing through the Amer­i­can Le­gion sup­port ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­vide as­sis­tance at Vet­er­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion hos­pi­tals and clin­ics.

Our lo­cal Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 68 has been an in­valu­able as­set to the Span­ish Fork com­mu­nity. Not only do they regularly at­tend fu­ner­als for our lo­cal vet­er­ans, but they also visit each and ev­ery ele­men­tary school within Span­ish Fork on Vet­er­ans Day to honor our mil­i­tary per­son­nel. The le­gion is also one of the largest sup­port­ers of pa­tri­o­tism in the com­mu­nity. They place hun­dreds of me­mo­rial crosses at the ceme­tery on Me­mo­rial Day as well as host a heartfelt flag-burn­ing cer­e­mony dur­ing Fi­esta Days in Span­ish Fork.

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