By Dylan Kurt/Dyersville Commercial

The great and immortal founding father George Washington said to “associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
To be a part of a fraternal order is to stand by and lift up companions whenever called upon, no matter the circumstance and to take pride in standing beside those who stand by you.
In that sense, it is fitting that the American Legion was born from an unshakable brotherhood formed by young men who endured an unimaginable hell on earth in the trenches of World War I.