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Massachusetts Centennial festivities in planning stage


Past commanders and co-chairmen Scott Conner and Gerald Perron discuss the parade route. (Photo via Carol Perron)

On Sunday, July 23, Gaudette-Kirk Post 138 of Spencer, Mass., hosted an informational meeting inviting all Massachusetts posts to help plan a grand representation for the American Legion Centennial Celebration, scheduled to be held on June 15, 2019.

The first of two planned informational meetings drew leadership representation from several posts and districts, Sons of the Legion, Auxiliary, and Department Commander Mike Davis. An impressive display of World War I uniforms and memorabilia was displayed by Dan Dono of Charlton Post 391. Co-chairmen and past commanders Gerald (Jerry) Perron and Scott Conner discussed the plan and details of the day’s event, as well as anticipated participation in proposed committees. Some committees have already been formed and welcome participation from all. The details discussed included:

June 15, 2019: Day-long celebration beginning with a Grand Parade, followed by a Family Fun Day with activities at the Spencer Fairgrounds. Food, exhibits and live entertainment are being planned to fill the day, ending with a Grand Fireworks display. The goal of the day is to engage as many veterans and community members as can attend and expose them to the story of The American Legion.

Questions, answers and suggestions bounced around as attendees offered advice and expertise.

The second meeting is planned for early fall, for those unable to attend July’s session and to provide updates from the committees that have been formed. If you are interested in participating in this spectacular Massachusetts event, please call Jerry at 774-200-3202, Scott at 508-885-5618 or George at 508-284-0212.