Centennial spotlight: Post 25 in New Hampshire

The drum corps of the Claude J. Brewster Post 25 in Newport, N.H., represented New Hampshire at The American Legion’s 1929 National Convention in Louisivlle, Ky. Money was scarce so local and state organizations helped fund the trip for the members. Although locals could not see the band march in their red, white and blue uniforms, they listened to their performance broadcasted over the local radio. It was the first time New Hampshire Legionnaires marched in a parade at a national convention. On the way to Louisville, they met with President Herbert Hoover at the White House and visited Mount Vernon.

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