Turnbow-Higgs American Legion Post 240 and Auxiliary Unit 240 began its American Legion 100th Centennial year celebration on July 17 by inducting 2019 officers.
The 17th District Commander of the American Legion Department of Texas and Post Commander of Marshall Scott Jamar, Post 61 in Abilene, Michael Bob Scott, administered the oath of office.
In his opening remarks, Scott referenced 1919 statistics, events and other data, to remind Legionnaires of how the nation has evolved during the past 100 years.
He commended Post 240 for being one of the most active Posts in the District and challenged the Post to commemorate this Centennial year by striving to earn the National and Texas Post Excellence Awards.
He encouraged the Post to continue the American Legion legacy for the next 100 years by implementing a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens.