An old window poster announces a meeting of veterans on June 23,1919 to organize an American Legion Post in Middleboro,MA. The meeting was held in the banquet hall of the Peirce Building, which was above the local Post Office at the time. Nearly 80 soldiers and sailors attended the organizational event, according to hand written minutes of that meeting and a newspaper account of the event. Those attending the meeting overwhelming approved the forming of Post 64.
Minutes of that meeting:
June 23 1919
About eighty veterans of the World War met at the Pierce Bldg. and heard Colonel Howard on the formation of a Post of the American Legion for the Town of Middleboro.
Moved seconded and passed that we apply for a charter, fifteen veterans signed the application.
Capt. Fletcher Clark, Jr. was elected temporary chairman.
A temporary Executive Committee of five was formed to draw up by-laws.
Lt. Carl G. Kendall, Lt. Parker H. Kennedy, Lt. Kendrick H. Washburn, Dr. O'Brion and Lt. Ralph Wendall was the committee elected.
Eighty veterans attended and signed their intentions to join the Legion.
Moved seconded and passed to adjourn to a date to be set by the temporary Executive Committee.
(signed) Frank D. Moriarty, Clerk ( Compiled, Bob Lessard 2014)