Legion Family members and guests came together June 27, 2015 as newly-elected officers of the Harold L. Gregory Memorial American Legion Post 626 and American Legion Unit 626 were inducted at a joint installation ceremony in the Post's ballroom. The formal event was followed by a reception in the hall that included a commemorative cake. Post 626 officers for 2015-16 include Cmdr. Arthur McAvoy, Vice. Cmdr. Jim Owens, Adjutant Rita Anderson, Finance Officer Wayne Oliver, Judge Advocate John Keiken, Historian Bruce Zielsdorf, Chaplain Bill Butler, Sgt.-at-Army Ray Martinez, Service & Public Relations Officer Jeff Anderson, and Exec. Committee Members Lois Johnson and Terry Hoote. ALA Unit 626 officers for 2015-16 include Pres. Diana Leslie, Vice Pres. Tina Hill, Secretary Susan Good, Treasurer & Historian Harriet Wright, Chaplain Julia Butler, Sgt.-at-Arms Diana Carr, and Members-at-Large Lisa Hoote, Sarah Lanier and Donna Oliver.



Post 626 Cmdr. Art McAvoy welcomes guests to the ceremony


MIA-POW flag is posted by Sgt.-at-Arms Ray Martinez


Vice Cmdr. Jim Owens leads the group in a patriotic song


Vice Pres. Owens sings for those attending the ceremony


American Legion Unit 626 officers are presented


Harold L. Gregory Memorial Post 626 officers are presented


Post Cmdr. McAvoy and Aux. Pres. Leslie pass out flowers


Ceremonial cake decorated for the joint induction


Aux. Pres. Leslie and Post Cmdr. McAvoy cut the cake


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