A mass meeting of 200 Grayson County men and women who served in the military, naval or marine service of the United States in the World War between April 5, 1917 and November 11, 1918, was held in the Grayson County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 4, 1919. The purpose of this meeting was to organize a local Post of The American Legion. All present were asked to bring their discharge papers. The meeting was called to order by Abner L. Lewis, a well known attorney from Denison. John T. Wakefield, Captain of Battery E, 133rd Artillery, a well known businessman in Sherman, was elected temporary chairman
The veterans present selected "Grayson County Memorial Post No. 29 of The American Legion" as the name of their organization. They elected unanimously, Fred L. Perkins of Sherman as the new Post Commander. Mr. Perkins, a Battery Clerk of Battery E, 133rd Field Artillery, with rank of Sergeant, saw overseas service and is employed with the Frisco Railroad.