Submitted by: Nancy Christena Cormier

Category: Film / Documentary

Along with the 100th birthday of the American Legion, the American Legion, Post 52 in Attica, Indiana, recently celebrated its 100th birthday. The post received its charter on September 15, 1919, under the command of Lee Whitehall. The first meetings were held in members' homes. sometimes using a lantern for lighting. Eventually, in 1986, after cutting and selling wood, the members were able to make a down payment on a burned-out building and adjacent properties, which they completely renovated. Later, the members added on to the building, making it the very active post home, along with the Unit 52 Auxiliary, that it is today.

About the author:

Nancy Cormier is the 1st vice commander of Post 52 in Attica, Indiana. She was in the Army during the Vietnam war and started her nurses training at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colo. She used her G.I. bill to finish, and after her training was complete, she was stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga., where she met her husband. She served from 1964-1968.