PHOTO: 90 Years Strong

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American Legion Swaskegame Post 14 celebrated its 90th anniversary Saturday at its post on Oak Street. Several distinguished guests were present, including officials of the American Legion and county and city officials. Boy Scout Troop 66 presented colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Post 14 has had several renovations recently but is currently in need of donations for a new floor. American Legion stands for four main things: taking care of veterans, a strong national security, promoting patriotism and honor, and mentoring youth. Here, Department Commander Carol Hamburger speaks Saturday, holding up a photo of American troops marching in Germany or France during World War 1. It was the return of these soldiers to their home country that made some people realize that the soldiers needed some assistance once they got back home. This led to the formation of the American Legion. To the left stands Master of Ceremony and Chaplain Rick Van Horn.