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Post 159  Venice, Florida

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CHARTER DATE: April 20, 1946

POST NAMESAKE: American Legion NO-VEL (Nokomis, Osprey, Venice, Englewood, Laurel) Post 159

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In February, 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., in an effort to boost troop morale, proposed an organization of veterans. The first organizational meeting took place in Paris, France, in March, 1919. A temporary constitution and the name, "The American Legion", were adopted at this meeting. The second organizational meeting was held in St. Louis, Missouri, in May, 1919. The constitution was completed and plans were made for a permanent organization. Congress granted the Legion a national charter in September, 1919. At the meeting in St. Louis, plans were made for the organization of the American Legion in all states... Full story »
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