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Post 36  Chestertown, Maryland

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ABOUT THIS POST

CHARTER DATE: August 21, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: Frank M. Jarman

FIRST COMMANDER: Dr. Frank B. Hines

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Gordon B. Browning

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The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines... Full story »
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