During his report to the National Executive Committee on Oct. 12, National Historian Richard Dubay announced the winners of the American Legion National History Contests for 2017.
Entries in the One-Year Narrative and One-Year Yearbook categories for both posts and departments were judged during Fall Meetings by a group of past and present department and national historians.
The 2017 winners are:
One-Year Department Narrative History Contest:
First Award, Department of North Carolina
Second Award, Department of Indiana
Third Award, Department of New Hampshire
One-Year Department Yearbook History Contest:
First Award, Department of Nebraska
Second Award, Department of North Carolina
Tie for Third Award, Department of Massachusetts and Department of Georgia
One-Year Post Narrative History Contest:
First Award, Pony Express Post 359, Saint Joseph, Mo.
Second Award, Harold L. Gregory Memorial Post 626, Fort Worth, Texas
Third Award, Berkeley Post 14, Martinsburg, W.Va.
One-Year Post Yearbook History Contest:
First Award, Mukwonago Community Post 375, Mukwonago, Wis.
Second Award, Frierson-Nichols Post 8, Winter Haven, Fla.
Third Award, Saxton-Willis Post 64, Heber Springs, Ark.
Find out more about how to compose an entry for next year at the website for the National Association of Department Historians of the American Legion (NADHAL): www.nadhal.org.