American Legion turns 100

American Legion celebrates their 100th birthday on Friday evening. American Legion Post 166 is hosting a birthday bash sponsored by American Legion Riders.

Tickets are $10 and come with a BBQ meal. The proceeds will go towards the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.

Activities include a 50/50 raffle, and a mystery door prize for attendees.

The American Legion is a U.S. war veterans organization established by a group of soldiers who fought in World War I.

Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, there are over 2 million members in more than 13,000 posts worldwide.