The American Legion -
Veterans Serving Veterans
Since its founding in 1919, the 2.7 million-member American Legion is the nation's preeminent service organization for veterans of the U.S. armed forces, including active duty, National Guard and Reserves, and their families. A powerful voice for veterans in Washington, The American Legion drafted the original GI Bill and was instrumental in establishing the agency that today is the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.
Effective 11/20/2020 The post will be closed for all members for a minum of 30 Days. We will let you know when the post is reopened.
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As of October 27, 2020 the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) has moved the City and County of Denver to the more restrictive Safer at Home Dial Level 3.
Face coverings are still mandatory while inside any public space. Businesses must reduce their operating capacity to 25 percent. They must ensure they are able to maintain six-foot physical distancing.
American Legion Post 1 will comply with the above requirements and we ask for your cooperation in meeting these requirements. Thank you for helping and please continue to support our Post.
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Leo Thomas Leyden, the first Denver man to be killed in action, was born in Denver and lived here most of his life. He was educated in the public schools and in the Denver University.
Marcellus Holmes Chiles was another Denver boy who paid the supreme sacrifice, having been a member of Company A, 356th Infantry, 89th Division. He died on November 5th, 1918, from wounds received in action in the Argonne. He was designated as one of the one hundred heroes of the World War.
John Hunter Wickersham was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1890. He came to Denver when a small boy and received his education in Denver.
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