To the Editor: As commander of Post 231, Kulpmont, I am pleased to announce plans for an afternoon of activities on Saturday, May 25, from noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate the 100th birthday of the American Legion, which was formed in 1919.
We genuinely hope the public and our members will come out to enjoy Our Kulpmont Boys’ Band play patriotic songs in a free concert sponsored by Kulpmont100 Inc.
Mayor Nicholas Bozza Sr. purchased 1,000 American flags to give away free to all who are present. We will be displaying numerous armed forces flags and banners on the Legion grounds to commemorate our veterans.
Veteran Joseph Bobber, of Elysburg, is loaning us 15 airborne flags to wave along with our own military and birthday banners.
The Fourth Degree Assembly Knights of Columbus, of Elysburg, will provide a display for the five services and MIA/POW flags, along with the battlefield cross to act as a visible reminder of the deceased soldiers by the still-living members of our armed forces.
We will also honor at least nine members of our Legion with 50-plus years of membership and all prior post commanders during a ceremony on the grounds. Free hot dogs will be served and refreshments can be purchased.
For the childrens amusement, a face painter will be available.
Please bring lawn chairs for your own comfort, but no coolers.
Commander, American Legion Post 231, Kulpmont