The following story was published in the Sisseton Weekly Standard on September 12, 1919.
The American Legion Post at Sisseton was duly organized last Saturday evening and the following officers were elected.
Post Commander--Dr. Longstreth, Post Vice Com.--Peter E. Lewis, Post Adjutant--Alfred Strand, Post Finance Officer--Dr. Sorbel, Post Historian--N.C.Klein, and Post Chaplain--Harry Drenttel.
The post was named "Edward Otto Post" in honor of Edward Otto, the first Roberts County boy to give his life for his country in the great World War.
It was a good representative meeting and the members are hustling to make it one of the larges posts in the state.
The following is the object of the organization placed in a few words. "For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of American; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great War; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by devotion to mutual helpfulness."