“Still Serving America” Float in Rose Parade
American Legion Begins 100th Year Celebration
The new year begins for millions of Americans by watching the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year’s extravaganza presented a float celebrating the 100th year of the American Legion. Named “Still Serving America” the float immediately followed the Marine Corps band, as the third entrant in the 5.5-mile parade route.
Increasing awareness of the Legion’s centennial year, the parade was televised on ABC, NBC, the Hallmark Channel, and other networks. Additionally, it was featured during a segment highlighting the construction of parade floats.
Riding on the float were four Medal of Honor recipients, as well as a representative from each of the five military branches of service. Also included were an American Legion Rider, youth program alumni from Legion Boys State, the Auxiliary’s Girls State program, an American Legion scholar, and the Olympic gold medalist plus American Legion air-rifle champion. The float’s riders were selected to feature our nation’s military veterans, and programs of the American Legion family.
Clay County Progress readers can expect to learn more information about this 100th anniversary celebration by Hayesville’s Post and Unit 532 in the upcoming calendar year.
Consider your own membership in 2019. Join us for a meal Tuesday, January 29 at 6PM before our 7PM meeting and remembrance ceremony.
Location: Community Services Building, 25 Riverside Drive.