District 12 History project
How do you know where you are going if you don’t know where you have been.
The Legion does a great sales job but it is up to us to sell folks on joining our Posts to continue the proud heritage of the Legion Family Organizations in our district.
In 2018, The American Legion will begin celebrating 100
years of service to veterans, military personnel, families and communities. To
honor the Legion’s centennial, many events at the national, department and post
levels will occur starting at the 2018 National Convention in
All 13,000 Legion posts worldwide, whether chartered in 1919 or 2009, have histories and legacies that have contributed to the overall identity of The American Legion. Each post can convey its legacy by sharing historical photos, videos and print material on the Legion’s new Centennial Celebration web page: www.legion.org/centennial
Here is a starter for our district. It is the Post 516 history with a few modifications and district links.
American Legion Riders (updated from Post 135 history) Legion Riders in our district
A few of our Posts have histories listed:
Post 624 does a good job with the history of ALMAC: http://www.alpost624.org/#!almac
Emanuel L. Young Post 838 has an excellent biography of its namesake http://elyoungamlpost838-fortworth.org/content.php?id=2
I would also like to finish a list of our past district officers. Check here to see if you can help.
A brief description of the symbols used in our District 12 Logo
County history from the
Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, formally Carswell Air Force Base history: http://auth.cnic.navy.mil/fortworth/About/History/index.htm
Also from the Manual is the suggestion:
“If possible, include a brief resume of your community’s history, and especially the part played by that locality in furnishing the men and women during the wars and conflicts.” For those with a real fetish, here is a copy of the full Historian section.
How about a District 12 history project with no prizes or awards.
Send me what you’ve got and we can include it email@example.com
Write your own American Legion Post History
Investigate your post background
Ask questions about Who, What, Why, When and Where
Who or what was it named for, and why.
When built, what for and other previous use (we do not have to tell all).
Let folks know why we are great.
May you have
the hindsight to know where you have been, the foresight to know where you are
going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.