Delayed one year by the pandemic, the American Legion Orange Post 132 is making plans to celebrate their 100th anniversary. The celebration will be held on Saturday, October 16th and will include dinner, a program and dancing. The evening will begin at 5:00pm with a cocktail hour and end with dancing at 10:00pm. Dress is Business Casual. Dignitaries expected to attend include: Orange Mayor Mark Murphy, Chief of Police Dan Adams, Battalion Fire Chief Mike Diersing, O.C. Sheriff’s Department, O.C. Supervisor Donald Wagner, Senator Josh Newman and Congressman Lou Correa. Special guest speaker is Douglas Westfall, author and teacher who has published America’s history for over 18 years. Mr. Westfall has given presentations throughout the United States, Canada, The Philippines, Latin America and Europe.
The U.S. Congress granted the American Legion a national charter in September of 1919. The Orange Post was organized in 1919 and received its official charter on October 1, 1920, making it one of the earliest Legions in California. For more than 10 decades, the Orange American Legion Post has helped veterans to adjust to life after military service and has served the larger community with scholarships, education about the democratic process for high school students, oratorical contests, holiday events for low-income children and leadership for local patriotic events.
Tickets are $40 per individual, $70 per couple or $300 for a table of 8. The community is welcome to attend. The event will be held at the Post, located at 143 S. Lemon St, Orange, CA 92866. For additional information and tickets contact Jose Martinez, [email protected]