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Post 3  Montpelier,VT, Vermont

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ABOUT THIS POST

CHARTER DATE: March 19, 1919

POST NAMESAKE: Capital City of Vermont

FIRST COMMANDER: Fred Thomas

NOTABLE MEMBERS: Ray Greenwood

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1910
In the early days of Legion history while the war was still fresh in the minds and thoughts of those who served their country during the emergency, returning veterans were quite apt to cling to friendships and associations formed during their period of war service and to be fiercely loyal to their war time and in some cases pre-war outfits. Due to this comradeship and sense of wartime morale and esprit-de-corps it was undoubtedly the reason that Montpelier Post #3 was founded. Montpelier Post was founded on March 16, 1919, with Fred Thomas elected as the First Post Commander. Montpelier.. Full story »
The founders of the American Legion meet in Paris to act on different items for the American Legion Full story »
1920
At the Annual Convention conducted in Newport, Vt. Frank Thomas was the first Montpelier Post #3 member to elected a Vermont State Commander Full story »
Montpelier Post #3 Hosted the Vermont State Convention with 3,976 members attending Full story »
1930
In 1930 Montpelier Post #3 started a Drum & Bugle Corps and won a First Place that year. Also that year the team had to all grow a mustache. In 1931 Montpelier Post #3 Drum & Bugle Corps won the computation in Barre, Vermont and went on to the National Convention in Detroit to march in the parade, and on the return from convention they were welcomed by the City Of Montpelier and marched in.. Full story »
At the State Convention in Barre, Vt. Frank Corry became the Second Member from Montpelier to become a Vermont State Commander Full story »
In 1935 the first Squadron of The Sons of The American Legion was formed and Harry White was made the first Commander for the program. Full story »
On June 19, 1931 Montpelier Post #3 hosted the Vermont State Convention with 3,602 members present Full story »
1940
On June 19, 1943 Montpelier Post #3 hosted the Vermont State Convention with 3,826 members attending Full story »
On June 23, 1945 Montpelier Post #3 hosted the Vermont State Convention with 5,092 members attending Full story »
1950
On June 21, 1952 Montpelier hosted the Vermont State Convention with 12,504 members attending Full story »
June 1955 the members voted to purchase the E.W. Bailey building at 21 Main Street and have been there ever since. Since that time the Post has done a lot of remodeling on the Post home to make it more attractive to the membership. This includes new windows, doors, Carpet up stairs, new kitchen, new floors downstairs and a new roof in 2013. Full story »
At the Annual Vermont State Convention conducted in St Albans, Vt. Ray Greenwood became the Third Montpelier Post #3 member to become a Vermont State Commander Full story »
1960
On May 31, 1962, the Veterans War Memorial was dedicated at Montpelier High School. Montpelier Mayor Ernest H. Colburn, Veterans from The American Legion Post #3Commander Curtis Johnson, VFW Post #792 Commander Fred LaDue, Clergymen, Camp Fire Girls and the Montpelier High School Band as well as 150 townspeople. Rev. Charles Davignon offered the invocation and Rev. Albert Anderson performed the benediction. Harry White was the Master of Ceremonies and stood with City Manager Ralph.. Full story »
On June 18, 1966 Montpelier Post #3 hosted the Vermont State convention with 11,222 members attending Full story »
2000
In 2002 Montpelier Post #3 donated a Granite bench to the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph to be placed by the Chapel. Full story »
Also in 2002 Montpelier Post #3 also donated a stone and flag to the Vermont Veterans Cemetery for the circle of flags in Randolph. Full story »
In 2006 Montpelier Post #3 donated money for a Memorial Stone for Jamie Gray who died in Iraq. This Stone is placed at the Berlin Armory in memory of Jamie Gray. Full story »
2010
At the annual Vermont State Convention conducted in Burlington, VT, Frank Killay became the fourth member from Montpelier to be elected a Vermont State Commander Full story »
New England Culinary Institute asked Montpelier Post #3 to sponsor an Veterans Supper for about 80 Veterans this month ad they would do all the cooking. We combined our Old Timers supper for members with over 40+ years in Montpelier Post #3 with their request for this supper. The supper was free for any veteran in the Montpelier area and members of Montpelier Post #3 that worked on feeds, parades etc. and any member over.. Full story »
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