For 89 years now, the American Legion Post 122 has proudly welcomed Veterans, their families, and the community to functions and events hosted in Prattville and the Autauga County area. They have been a huge part of the Prattville community offering help when needed, whether for Veterans or community members.
On September 10, 1930, The American Legion Post 122 received Charter Membership.
At that time, Harry M. Doster was Commander/News Correspondent; J.J. Duncan, Jr., was Adjutant/Treasurer; Cecil Alexander was Historian and T.A. Fay, Jr., was a Service Officer.
Others among Charter Members were H. Pratt Thomas, H.H. Moncrief, F.T. Tuley, P.G. Mills, Y.E. Holloway, L.H. Yarbrough, Wm. J. Smith, F.L. Gaddis, Albert Smith, Ben F. Killett and Oscar F. Gilbert.
So many memories and stories are within the walls of the Legion Hall. It is a busy place to be, with events throughout the year to honor the memory of those who served and offer a place to gather for retirees or those still serving.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 the Legion members celebrated the organization’s 89th birthday by inviting members and the community to a Fish Fry with a lot of stories and memories shared. Below are photos from the day. Thank you, American Legion Post 122, for your long history of service, providing for area Veterans and their families, and being a huge part of the community. Your previous service and current service are much appreciated.
Post 122 does have a Women's Auxiliary of American Legion. Working on obtaining the historical details and updating the site at a later date.
Post 122 does have a Sons of the American Legion chapter and we are working on obtaining the historical details and updating the site at a later date.
MEMORIAL DAY has always been an outstanding occasion in this community. In addition to memorial events throughout the _____ community, the goal of every Veteran to it's last man is to keep MEMORIAL DAY sacred to the memory of our war dead of all of the wars of the country; and all graves are decorated on this National Holiday.
ARMISTICE DAY, now called VETERANS' DAY, originally marked the end of fighting in World War I. It is an important holiday on the calendar of Legionnaires everywhere and in the hearts of all Veterans. It has been in ____. Annually the Post sponsored the Armistice Day Parade. An important tradition was established when the Post led in the memorial exercises at 11 o'clock on the morning of November 11, marking the exact hour of the cessation of hostility on the war fronts.
Scholarships and Community Projects
American LegionPost --- sponsors various scholarships for the further education of our children. We also sponsor and financially assist many worthy community projects and programs initiated by the National American Legion.
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