American Legion Post 176
Presentation to the Annandale History Club
April 5, 2010
CHARTER MEMBERS - AUXILIARY - ADVOCATE ARTICLES
Kaz joined American Legion Post 176 in 1972.
He was a charter member of the Lions in 1963 and a charter member of
Kiwanis in 1990, but couldn't continue because of conflicts with store hours.
He is a 36-year member of the
Ed Kaz served in the U.S. Army in
The American Legion was proposed in February 1919 by Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt
and planned by a group of 20 officers who served in the American Expeditionary
Forces (AEF) in
The American Legion Auxiliary was also organized in 1919, and the Annandale
Auxiliary followed in 1920. One of
several auxiliary-sponsored projects is the annual
American Legion Post 176 met at the Odd Fellows Hall and then the VFW Hall until it was sold. The Annandale Veterans of Foreign Wars joined with the Maple Lake Legion about ten years ago and sold their building (now Tootsie's Bar & Grill).
The American Legion Honor Guard participates at funerals and Memorial Day programs, etc. Any veteran can participate in the honor guard.
Annandale Post 176 supports Legion baseball. They now support the program through the Clearwater Legion. The American Legion Baseball summer baseball program was organized in 1925. There are many notable pro baseball players and coaches who were former American Legion players.
Notes by Annandale History Club Secretary