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Post 23  Garretson, South Dakota

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ABOUT THIS POST

CHARTER DATE: January 1, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: Henry G. Fix

FIRST COMMANDER: Eric J. Ellefson

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The first meeting to organize the Post was held July 7, 1919 by A.C. Halls who would be a leader in the Post and Legion activities until his death in 1956. The required fifteen people were present and a charter was requested. On August 2, 1919 the charter for the Garretson American Legion Post arrived and the first officers were elected. Erick Ellefson was the first Commander. Dues were set at $2.00 per year. A Constitution and By-Laws were written and adopted. The first Armistice Day observance was held and a dance held. The first Thursday of each month was.. Full story »
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