The Bryan American Legion invites you to their centennial celebration Thursday evening.
Post commander Tom Marty says the roots of Earl Graham post 159 date back to a meeting of World War I veterans on February 6, 1920 at the Carnegie Library to support vets who were disabled and the families of those who lost their lives.
The charter for post 159 was received on February 13, 1920.
Thursday’s event starts at 6 p.m. with social hour, followed by a buffet dinner, entertainment from the Brazos Valley Chorale, and remarks from the archivist at the Bush Library and Museum.
Post 159 is located at Highway 21 and Waco Street.
Click below for comments from Tom Marty, visiting with WTAW’s Scott DeLucia.
From the Bryan American Legion Earl Graham Post 159:
On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Earl Graham Post 159 American Legion in Bryan, Texas will be celebrating 100 years of service to the veterans and community of the Brazos Valley.
The public is invited to attend a 6 p.m. social hour, followed by a buffet dinner with musical entertainment by the Brazos Valley Chorale and keynote talk by Dr. John Blair, archivist at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Honor Guard will present the newly reframed Post Charter.
In January 1919, veterans of World War I met at the Carnegie Library in Bryan to join a national movement of veterans coming home from the Great War in an effort to support those veterans who were disabled, and the families of those that had given their lives to this nation.
Earl Graham Post 159 received an American Legion charter on February 13, 1920. Since then, Legionnaires in the Bryan-College Station area have worked community programs under the four pillars of the American Legion (Americanism, Children & Youth, National Security, and Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation) and to serve all veterans and their families in our community.