American Legion honored by Spanish Fork chamber
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.