Butte American Legion Celebration

On July 4, Post 270 in Butte will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Legion starting with a parade at 1 p.m.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

The Butte celebration will have Blindfold Golf Cart Rally, free bingo with cash prize at the American Legion, minnow races, bounce house, free ice cream floats and much more. At 5 p.m., there will be a pot luck dinner with a free will offering at the American Legion.

The public is welcome to come and join in the celebration of Independence Day and the Centennial celebration of the American Legion.

This event is sponsored by the North Star Bank, Heritage Insurance, the American Legion and Auxiliary, Senior Citizens, Butte Community Club and the friendly citizens of Butte. For more information, call Luis at 240-5517.