Cooper proclaims American Legion Centennial Day

Pictured, back, from left, are Naomi Carrino, Marja Collin, Cathy Catenacci, Jane Merrihew and Mary Ann Bearman. Pictured, front, from left, are Carol Goggans, Iris Keen, Enterprise Mayor William "Bill" Cooper, Donna Skelton and Clair Sarazen.

Enterprise Mayor William “Bill” Cooper proclaimed Nov. 10 as American Legion Centennial Day on Nov. 8.

The proclamation states that the American Legion was created in 1919 by Congress and then the Auxiliary formed later that year to support the Legion.

“Whereas, the American Legion Auxiliary members last year volunteered 7,087,662 hours serving veterans and military, military families, youth scholarships and communities; and Whereas, the American Legion is Auxiliary is celebrating its Centennial in 2019; and Whereas, in the spirit of Service Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support the American Legion and honor the sacrifice of those who serve, who have served and their families,” the proclamation read.

Cooper was surrounded by American Legion Auxiliary members at the signing.

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