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Sumter Post 15 American Legion to celebrate 100 years on Saturday

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 9/12/19

On Sept. 2, 1919, Sumter Post 15 of the American Legion chartered with 12 members and continued to grow as one of the largest posts in the Department of South Carolina.

A century later, the organization still thrives in the community, sponsoring …

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Sumter Post 15 American Legion to celebrate 100 years on Saturday

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On Sept. 2, 1919, Sumter Post 15 of the American Legion chartered with 12 members and continued to grow as one of the largest posts in the Department of South Carolina.

A century later, the organization still thrives in the community, sponsoring the Sumter County Fair, American Legion Baseball and more.

Sumter American Legion Post 15 wants you to join it to celebrate 100 years at the Legion Home Building, 34 S. Artillery Drive, at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14.

To celebrate, the community service organization will pack a 100-year time capsule for the future generation, which will be opened by Sumter's Post 15 veterans in 2119.

"In 100 years, we'll show them who we were now," said Peter St. Onge, area commander of Sumter County.

With the organization and the community changing so much in the past 100 years, especially from what veterans were going through before, St. Onge said they plan to show the future generation of veterans that change with photos, information of past commanders and more.

"We're trying to save their history and save their knowledge," St. Onge said. "Who knows what it's going to be like in 100 years."

For more information, visit Sumter Post 15 Facebook page or call (803) 453-5050.