During the 2021 American Legion Department of Louisiana convention held in Alexandria June 17-20, Department Commander Byron Comeaux (right), Department Vice Commander A. J. Jones (left), and Media and Communications Commission Chairman Lynette Blanchard (2nd from right) presented several department Media and Communications Awards to James O. Hall Post 19 from Jennings. Accepting the awards for Post 19 was Glenn McFarlain (2nd from left). Post 19 won the department’s Outstanding Post Scrapbook Award for 2019-2020 and for 2020-2021. The post also won the 2019-2020 Multi/Media Award (Division 3) for furthering the mission, message and programs of The American Legion through national publication venues. In addition, McFarlain was presented the department’s Post Publicity Chairman Award for 2019-2020 and for 2020-2021. In accepting all the awards, McFarlain expressed appreciation for the efforts of the editor and staff of the Jennings Daily News for their support in helping to tell the story of The American Legion and all veterans. McFarlain also acknowledged the assistance of the Post 19 Publicity Committee, composed of Mike Sanchez, Sam Doucet and Mindy Hetzel of the Jennings American Legion Hospital, for their help in publicizing the contributions of veterans and the military. The Department of Louisiana did not have a convention last year because of the COVID pandemic, so recognition for last year’s awards was made at this year’s convention.