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Cheney American Legion celebrates 100 years

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Last updated 5/9/2019 at 4:29pm

The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and Cheney’s Post 72 is right there with the national organization.

According to its website, the American Legion was formed in March 1919 in Paris, France by U.S. military personnel still stationed there following the armistice ending World War I in November. Cheney veterans applied for a charter in October 1919, and were granted that in November to open the post.

Originally meeting at various locations in the city, Cheney’s Post 72 acquired its current home at116 College Ave. in September 1933. American Legion Auxiliary...

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