SHAMOKIN — When World War II was at its peak, the Shamokin American Legion was the largest organization of its kind in the area with 2,550 members. Today it’s kept going with just 41 members who are the keepers of local history dating back to the 1700s.

Within the walls of the American Legion meeting room on the second floor of the Independence Street building, books of records memorialize those who served the country as far back as the Revolutionary War. There are also detailed lists of all veterans buried in and around the city.

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