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Post 27  Tuscola, Illinois



CHARTER DATE: June 30, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: Douglas County Post 27

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Pursuant to notices published in Douglas County newspapers, men that were in service of the United States from April 6th, 1917 to November 11, 1918 met at the Douglas County Courthouse in Tuscola, Illinois on June 4th, 1919 for the purpose of organizing a post of the American Legion. Mr. R.W. Weber of Urbana, Illinois, a member of the temporary State organization was present and detailed the plans and constitution of The American Legion to the men assembled at that time. After due consideration it was decided by vote of those present to apply for a charter of The American.. Full story »
On October 3rd, 1919 a meeting was once again held at the Douglas County Courthouse. Reports of various activities of the new Douglas County Post were made. The Charter from the National Organization dated June 30, 1919 was presented as Douglas County Post 27. Different bulletins from the State Organization were read and discussed. A committee of 5 (five) was appointed to work with a citizens committee planning a home coming celebration. The opinion of the members present was to wear the uniform of service. A vote was taken and carried that members should wear the uniform to the home.. Full story »