Jasper proclaims July 14 'The American Legion Woods-Smith Post No. 9 Centennial Day'

Posted 7/14/19

Jasper Mayor David P. O'Mary, has declared July 14, 2019, to be "American Legion Woods-Smith Post No. 9 Centennial Day.”During the presentation of the proclamation, O'Mary praised the veterans …

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Jasper proclaims July 14 'The American Legion Woods-Smith Post No. 9 Centennial Day'

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Jasper Mayor David P. O'Mary, has declared July 14, 2019, to be "American Legion Woods-Smith Post No. 9 Centennial Day.”

During the presentation of the proclamation, O'Mary praised the veterans service organization, the largest in the nation, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary through Veterans Day 2019. 

The American Legion has built a legacy of dedicated service to veterans, the military, families and communities since its founding in March 1919. The national organization was formally chartered by Congress on Sept. 16, 1919. The post, located in Jasper, was chartered on July 14, 1919.

O'Mary also hailed the Legion Family's legacy of community volunteerism and the organization's significant national role in everything from development of a U.S. Flag Code, passage of the GI Bill and acceptance of Agent Orange exposure as cause for adverse health effects among veterans of the Vietnam War, to support for our nation's troops in the Global War on Terrorism.

"Since July 14, 1919, Woods-Smith Post 9 has fulfilled the Legion's mission through programs such as Veteran's Financial Relief, High School Oratorical Contest, Flag Etiquette, Boy Scouts of America Sponsorship, and numerous other programs. I join the citizens of Jasper as we all look forward to Post 9's second century of service," O'Mary said.

Ernest Inman, Commander of Woods-Smith Post 9, expressed his gratitude for the proclamation: "We are very grateful to Mayor O'Mary and the city council for their efforts in establishing July 14, 2019 as 'American Legion Woods-Smith Post No. 9 Centennial Day."