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.
Post 1 will open with the following schedule.
5/29, Friday 11am – 9 pm
Sat & Sun 11am – 9 pm
Mon 3 pm – 9 pm
Tue-Fri 11am – 1:30 pm Limited lunch menu.
Notice of Election of Officers
On June 9, 2020, The American Legion Leyden-Chiles-Wickersham Post 1 will conduct and complete the planned election of Officers. The following times will be observed: 11:30 a.m. to noon-Nominations of Officers; noon to 7:00 p.m.-voting by members; 7:00 p.m.-June Legion membership meeting and installation of officers. NOTE: LCW Post 1 will follow all recommended safety guidelines during these difficult times. The Legion monthly meeting scheduled for May 12 is cancelled.
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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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